Snap Shot No. 6

“I am making this silver and gold wedding band for a couple from Montreal. They are getting married here in Jeffersonville. Now that I have the gold part, I was able to heat it and push it against the wax to shape the other side of the ring that will be a silver band. This will create a perfect match where the two parts meet.”

“This is called lost wax casting, because you obtain the shape by melting or removing wax. It is an old technique. The wax allows you to sculpt with precision and obtain structural detail that would be very hard to get by working directly with the metal. Wax casting gives a perfect mold.”

“The wax is shaped as a tube, originally. I cut what I need depending on the size and level of detail I am trying to achieve. There are different densities of wax.”

Also Read: Snap Shot No. 5 and Gold – Prior to Christianity

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About PS MacMurray

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