Experiment 19: Lost Wax Casting

Lost wax casting involves making a wax replica of what you want your final object to be.  The wax is placed in plaster and then the plaster is heated, which melts all the wax out, leaving a void in the shape of your finished item.  When molten metal is poured into the mold, it takes its final shape and cools, leaving you with a metal replica of the wax carving.  Jewelers use this to make rings, so I decided to give it a try.  Actually, I made an Instructable on this endeavor, and the Instructable got featured (yay!), so check it out!  I am also happy to say that the ring turned out absolutely stunningly!