Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wax milling with Mantis mill generation 8

It works!

The eighth time was the charm.  On Friday, version eight of the mantis milled a small high resolution map of the 2008 presidential election results.

Here's a close up of the positive wax mold:

Next step is pour a urethane negative mold, and then cast a plaster positive from it.

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