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Your Own Blank Edison Wax Cylinder:
A system developed by Steve Normandin.
video: Shows a wax cylinder being etched as it is recording:
related to this article please contact Steve at the Edison Tech Center.
related to mold (item A) are there for reference purpose and assembly
Please acknowledge that the mold is send already assembled and upon
Take it apart with the push tool (item A-1 arrow down) made for it an
To check the way that each fits together in there respective order
The upper ring with holes has to go up with a bevel that should always
on over the taper sleeve marked inside with S (Small dia of taper) and
B (Big dia of taper) that last one is on the bottom side
To fill the
mold just pour the wax till the level stabilize to around 1/4 inch or
the wax has cooled down and is hard, unmold the part in the following
1) Take (A-3)
tool insert it into mold assembly (A) flip the mold upside down
Than take tool (A-2) arrow down, insert it in the mold center cavity
and push the unused
Wax slug will come out
2) Put the
mold side up (A), remove tool (A-3) and use it as a spacer under mold
Don't forget to put the transparent cap over the mold cavity before
taking the next step,
Take tool (A-1) side down insert it so tool down end fits over the transparent
and push real hard " if needed use something heavy over tool to
help " once extracted
Remove wax cylinder by taping it on a flat hard surface
use clean every part" don't use solvent on plastic parts"
In the upper ring so the wax can flow easily
And thus avoiding any air pockets in the wax cylinder itself
4) Put everything
back the way it was when the mold was received don't forget to line
up the bottom part (A-4)
To bottom part of mold (A) lineup black lines before inserting
need to shave to cylinders because nominal dimension have been taken
care with thermal contraction of wax, without shaving
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