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Wax works

Posted on Mar 1, 2014 by in Homepage |

Once the wax has set it is removed from the mould. It’s now my turn again to do the finishing touches; remove any imperfections that may have arisen during the moulding process – air bubbles, seam lines, and recreate any fine detail that may have been lost. Once I am happy with the wax replica it has a gating system applied – a series of runners and risers made out of wax attached to the wax sculpture that will become open channels. These will allow molten metal to flow into every recess of the ceramic shell and any trapped air to escape without creating air pockets.