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[989] Bench Tip: How to Make Spiral-Cut Rubber Molds
n this installment we present a mold cutting technique called a spiral cut, which is designed to facilitate the successful release of a cage-like wax model from a mold.... (2012)
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[234] Fitting the Mold - Comparing natural rubber and silicone
Natural rubber or silicone rubber? In the world of lost wax casting, this question is hardly an academic one. The mold material chosen must be up to the task of turning a single original model into hundreds or even thousands of wax models for casting, and choosing the wrong material can lead to some serious hair-pulling in the casting department. There are actually three primary categories of rubber mold making materials.... (2003)
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Show me more articles from: [AJM]|[Suzanne Wade]
Releated Categories: [Jewelry Mass Production]|[Mold Making]
ISBN: B00006K39S

 

[955] Perfecting Layout of Oval and Marquis Gemstones in Wax
Accurately laying out an oval or marquis stone in wax can be tricky business. We learned this foolproof method for getting a perfect layout every time after years of difficulty.... (2009)
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Show me more articles from: [AJM]|[Rick Metz]
Releated Categories: [Bench Tips & Tricks]|[Mold Making]|[Stone Setting]
ISBN: B00006K39S

 

[857] The Art of Mold Cutting - Tips from the Pros
Mold cutting sounds simple enough: Using a sharp knife and a simple tool, such as a can opener or a pair of vise grips, the mold maker separates a rubber mold into two halves, allowing the model and subsequent waxes to be removed. But like so many seemingly simple tasks, there are intricacies to cutting a successful mold that go well beyond cutting the block of rubber into two parts. In addition to ensuring that delicate waxes can be removed without distortion, the mold cutter must cut the mold in such a way that the two halves will match up perfectly time after time, and the injected wax will fill well and require minimal cleanup.... (2007)
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ISBN: B000060MHN

 

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