Wax processing has always been one of the most fascinating crafts: it is a heat-sensitive element and therefore worked with fire and iron tools that allow for retouching and shaping.
The first step involves the preparation of hot wax by hand using a brush for a perfect imprint of the mold and then to increase the thickness up to 5 mm by hand waxing in the casing of open shapes, or in the case of closed shapes by making one “Rinse”, that is, pouring wax at about 60 ° inside the mold.
Subsequently, the waxed positive will be attached to the convoy channels, the wax branching that will constitute the ducts where the bronze will pass when the wax will not remain trace.
The last phase is that of wax covering through the Loto, a refractory material formed by mixing plaster and red earth, which once hardened will form the external mold and inner core of the piece in question.
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