On the Wax Carving Bench

February 05, 2014 1 min read

Here a little update whats on my bench right now and progress of recent orders. Finished carving all these waxes for engagement and wedding rings. All these were ordered as palladium rings so they were sent to my palladium caster in Portland. Since palladium has a very high melting temperature I can't cast those in my own studio setup. Most of these waxes started as a computer model in Rhino3D. Then they were milled on my CNC mill and adjusted further by hand to remove milling supports, adjust settings to fit each individual stone and finally smoothing of surfaces. The cleaner and smoother the wax, the better the casting will be and needs less cleanup time afterwards.

carved waxes

 

Sometimes it takes a couple trials and error to get the waxes coming out right. These waxes below are for a ring from my cluster collection is fragile in wax and during cleanup I broke a couple versions. Finally I got lucky after making some minor adjustments in the original computer file and re-milling it again. So the one on the right could be send to the palladium caster too.

 

 

It will take about a week until I get the palladium castings back and start the clean up. meanwhile I can work on some other orders.

Last week I already did cast some other rings in silver and silver/palladium, which I can now start cleaning up and get them finished soon. This will be my work for this week to complete. Some of these need to go out by the end of the week

 

rough ring castings

Rough ring castings



Also in News

A few of this week's
A few of this week's

July 24, 2021 1 min read

Read More
A splash of ocean co
A splash of ocean co

July 22, 2021 1 min read

Read More
Keeping it simple ye
Keeping it simple ye

July 16, 2021 1 min read

Read More
★ Reviews

Let customers speak for us

540 reviews
99%
(535)
1%
(5)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
Stunning

I love my engagement ring. It is stunning and truly a piece of art.

My fiancee loves it

Looks better in person. Quality is amazing.

elegant!

My trillion Moissanite stud earrings exude an understated elegance. The bezel setting frames the dazzling stone, which is the perfect size for everyday wear.

above and beyond

I cannot say enough about how much I appreciate Konstanze's craftsmanship and customer service. My husband bought my engagement ring nearly three years ago from Nodeform and had to ask for some special requests during the buying process. Konstanze was extremely helpful and patient. The hoops my husband had to jump through to get this ring is one of the reasons why it is incredibly precious to me. So when the green moissanite chipped, I was heartbroken. I found a similar one on Konstanze's website recently, and she guided me through which one to buy that would fit the existing setting and answered all of my questions almost immediately. It was her awesome attention to detail and customer service that brought us back to her. I really cannot thank Konstanze enough and can't wait to have my gem replaced and ring back on my finger again. Thank you! (Attached picture is of the original engagement ring and green moissanite. :-) )

Amazing customer service and beautiful ring

Konstanze did an amazing job on this ring. She has amazing attention to detail and customer service to create a stunning custom ring. It looks even better in person than the photos. The subtle grey moissanite changes colour in different lighting from a very subtle to more obvious grey hue. Thank you for a ring I will cherish forever.