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Di Tocker at Dicastglass Studio suggests the use of these quality wax working products for lost wax casting work. 

Reliable tools for Wax Working

Whether you are making wax models for bronze casting, glass casting or jewelry work - you will want to work with a range of tools you can rely on, such as hand tools with different shaped heads, carving knives to suit different cutting actions and heating tools such as the fine tipped wax pen and the alcohol burner.

Wax for Lost Wax Casting

Di has created a quality modelling wax suitable for carving or heating and pouring into moulds.  Highly recommended this wax steams out of refractory moulds efficiently and cleanly.

Alcohol Lamp for Wax Working


Use the alcohol lamp to heat wax tools and knives to obtain a great surface on your wax while modelling and shaping.

To use: Fill the lamp with methylated spirits (not supplied).  Ensure the wick is damp,  Wind the wick up and light with a match.  Keep a small flame burning by adjusting the wick size with the dial.  Place your wax tools over the flame to warm them.
Full Details add to cart $25.00

Spatula Wax carving tool

Di's preferred knife for carving wax.  The spatula knife is originally designed for dental wax work and is great for working in smaller areas.  

Zeffiro knife by Lascod - made in Italy.
Stainless Steel blade at one end, and spatula shape at the other end - great for smoothing and burnishing surfaces.   Very comfortable to hold.  Quality assured - the spatula knife will last for years.

Available in 2 sizes:
Small - 13.5cm
Large - 17.5cm
Full Details add to cart From $22.00

Wax Carving Knife - 6cm curved

Di likes to have a range of knives on hand for different cuts, shaping and carving of wax. These knives have been in use at Dicastglass Studio since 2008 and come highly recommended as an affordable wax carving tool.

This is a Victorinox brand knife, Swiss made, from the makers of the famous Swiss Army knives, known for their enduring quality.

Tip: This knife is also put to good use when tidying up your mould before steaming.  The curved blade is ideal for creating a beveled edge on the plaster corners.  The back of the curved blade is ideal for scraping a clean line on the base of your mould where wax meets plaster. 
Full Details add to cart $13.00

Wax carving knife - 8cm straight

At Dicastglass Studio we like to have a range of knives to select from when modelling and carving wax.

The 8cm straight blade carving knife is ideal for remove larger slithers when carving.  The 8cm blade is 'a fine balance between small enough to hold and large enough to be efficient'.

This is a Victorinox brand knife, Swiss made, from the makers of the famous Swiss Army knives, known for their quality, and enduring sharpness.

Tip: The 8cm straight blade knife is a great 'general' knife to have on hand for other tasks around the glass casting studio.
Full Details add to cart $13.00

Wax Carving Tools, Set of 5

A set of 5 steel tools for carving and shaping wax. The different heads enable you to create a variety of textures, grooves and shapes on your wax.

These tools are also suitable for modelling other materials such as clay and plasticine.

Tip: To achieve an awesome textured finish on your wax, use these tools with the a little heat created by the alcohol burner.
Full Details add to cart $30.00
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