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Hi Quality 3D

The next workshop tool is a Wanhao DLP 3D printer. It is a very high resolution 3D printer that uses UV light sensitive resin to create solid 3D objects. My action plan is to test run it for awhile until I master or fully understand the operation and it capabilities. Then it will be used for making ...wanhaod7red 2
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What I have done!

The lost wax silver casting I started posting on this site was "spun off" to its own blog at KautzCraft.com . I started a small business selling the silver jewelry I have been making with lost wax casting. I am already retired so this is not a life sustaining income project. Unlike some hobby/small ...
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Stepping Up Again

You may know I have two near identical Taig Micro-mills. My first one is well over a decade in age. I use MACH3 controller software running in Win7 and using a USB SmoothStepper with a home made controller. My newer mill is less than two years old and uses MACH 3 as well running in WinXp Pro and dir...
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PawPaw Tree

This looks like some sort of wild plant springing out of a weird planter. It is actually a sprue tree for lost wax casting. The "leaves" are the items to be cast which are rather tiny cat and dog paw prints. They are tiny "charms" I will include in a necklace design. This is the smallest and highest...DSC06516
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Making the Cut

I am getting close to using my new mold making and wax injection tools. I am making two new designs for pendants that I will first cast in silver the standard way. I will highly finish them and then use them as the masters for the rubber mold making. The result should be that I will have two master ...
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Update: Two cans in the kiln Tuesday night. I will be casting silver this morning. The two pendants will be the prime candidates f... Read More
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 00:39
Dan Kautz
The two pendants came out just fine. That has become a good habit. The process is long and involved but the outcome has become qui... Read More
Thursday, 17 March 2016 10:00
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