[Ansteorra] Stefan's Florilegium files for December

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Mon Dec 13 21:43:32 PST 2010

Thanks!  I am open to carving rather than molding; the only reason I didn't
start out that way was because the piece I had was not the right shape to
begin with to make what I'm trying to make.  I'd need to start out with
something roughly cube-shaped (or at least a funky triangle), and what I had
was only an inch thick.  So maybe if I remelt it and let it just harden on
its own in the pan (rather than stirring it to try to make it harden
uniformly, which I think is what caused the mashed potato consistency), then
I can carve it out of that.  Worth a try anyway.  Thanks!

On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 2:00 PM, <ansteorra-request at lists.ansteorra.org>wrote:

> I went down your road about 16 years ago.  I tried every thing from  bees
> wax to candle wax to refined tallow to whatever else might possibly  work.
> Bess wax worked the best but I was carving the wax- not molding it  and it
> worked best slightly cooler than room temperature.  In the end- I  used
> casting
> wax from Texas Art supply.  I don't know what is in it but  from the feel
> and smell of it, it must contain beeswax plus other  additives
> Bors
> Baron
> ------------------------------

Kristina J. Dombroski

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