Instructor: Kim Henkel
Prerequisite: Metalsmithing 1 or equivalent
Duration: 16 Hours
Learn the basics of lost wax casting in this introductory workshop. You will be making a ring from a blue wax tube.
The outline for the workshop consists of the following:
Cut and carve wax into desired pattern and size ring as needed
Build and connect a sprue in the proper location
Attach sprue to flask base
Measure, mix and pour investment; remove bubbles with vacuum
Burn off wax in kiln
Cast ring using oxy/propane torch and centrifugal caster
Quench and remove all remaining investment
Clean and polish ring
A $25 Studio Fee is included in your tuition.