- Hardcover: 106 pages
- Publisher: Asq Corp (1 June 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 4905588286
- ISBN-13: 978-4905588283
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 1.9 x 26.7 cm
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Basic Wax Modeling: An Adventure in Creativity Hardcover – Import, 1 Jun 1990
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About the Author
Mr. Hiroshi Tsuyuki is a 1970 graduate of Japan's Rikkyo University. He is also the director of the Japan Jewelry Studies Institute and a member of the Japan Jewelry Designers Association.
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For more advanced work, Tsuyuki joins with colleague Yoko Ohba in the book "Practical Wax Modeling - Advanced Techniques for Wax Modelers" (hard-back,150 pp). This sequel follows the format of the first book with lots of projects and photos and a smattering of text (letting the photos tell most of the story). It focuses on techniques for hard wax (7 projects), soft wax (9 projects), modeling with gemstones (2 projects), advanced techniques (three techniques), and concludes with a chapter on using rubber molds and mold making. Together the two books make a pretty complete exploration of most of the wax-related techniques.
While these books are excellent (especially together), for a comprehensive study of wax carving in the context of the over-all casting process, it's still hard to beat Lawrence Kallenberg's 1981 book " Modeling in Wax for Jewelry and Sculpture", even with it's dated and sparse B&W line drawings and extensive text. Kallenberg's book has but four (of ten) chapters dealing specifically with wax carving and has fewer projects, but still provides a wealth of information (some somewhat dated, unfortunately) not only about carving, but the many related topics a casting professional would want to know. (such as mold-making, different kinds of specialty wax, and finishing techniques), He also addresses sprueing issues in some of the latter projects. The original hard-bound book is readily available used and inexpensively, and seems to contain pretty much everything the paperback second edition does and without the new (er) book price.
My bottom-line recommendation for beginners would be to get Tsuyuki's beginning book and work through the projects. Then supplement that with a used copy of Kallenberg's original book (which can be found inexpensivel ) for references and more detailed text on tips and techniques This may be all one needs other than experience. But, if still looking for a more structured and project-based approach to advanced techniques, then get the advanced book by Tsuyuki and Ohba, which is both hard to find and rather expensive.