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Wax Fillets

Post by Pipescs » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:24 pm

Where Can I buy wax fillets. I have called a few places with no luck. Looking for 1/8 to 3/16 in radius pieces
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Re: Wax Fillets

Post by hammermill » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:32 pm

laGrande industrial supply supply in portland ore used to carry them in a pretty good assortment

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Re: Wax Fillets

Post by jcfx » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:05 pm

Have you tried Freeman supply ? They seem to have what you're looking for .

http://www.freemansupply.com/FreemanWaxFilletsB.htm

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Re: Wax Fillets

Post by Pipescs » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:00 pm

I went to Freeman Supply early and ask for a quote on line

Got an email that said they would get back to me in a day or two with a quote . That was the last I heard from them
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Re: Wax Fillets

Post by jcfx » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:59 pm

They're a bit slow with that quicker and easier to give them a phone call.
McMaster would be another source, I know they have sheet pattern waxes
not so sure about fillets.

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Re: Wax Fillets

Post by Pipescs » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:41 am

It turned out they had returned my quote in less than an hour but my U.S. Army work email server had stripped it off due to security.

They have to make the wax fillets as it is something they manufacture as needed. It should be here in two weeks.
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Re: Wax Fillets

Post by Trainman4602 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:08 am

Charlie
You should also order some fillet tools and a alcohol burner to heat the tools.
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Re: Wax Fillets

Post by Pipescs » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:10 am

Morning David

I have a lamp but had to order the fillet tools.

While I have an idea how they are used, can you give a quick discription of your methods?
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Re: Wax Fillets

Post by Trainman4602 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:18 am

Per your request

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Re: Wax Fillets

Post by Pipescs » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:53 pm

Watched the video. Thanks

I have the fillet materiel and tool inbound.

Having trouble with the journal box pattern and sand tear out on the inside edge for th outer face. It has made one good mold out of fife attempts. I need to improve this.
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Fender is giving me the advice to fillet the area to ease the sharp edge which appears to be keying into the sand as an undercut.
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Re: Wax Fillets

Post by Trainman4602 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:46 pm

Charlie
What are you using for painting the patterns. If it is like the pattern for the cross tie then, I would change the type of paint. It is too soft. The sand will bit into it. Some patterns makers think that you can use any paint. You need to use a hard paint.

Freeman make true pattern paint it is harder then regular paint when it dries.

Also add fillets to the bottom of the pattern were it meets the vertical check the draft. It looks like you havn't enough you need at least 5 degrees on a long vertical pull.
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Re: Wax Fillets

Post by Pipescs » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:19 pm

Actually I don't paint the Rapid Prototype patterns. I did not have these polished so they are very rough where the layers of plastic are built up.

I used bondo brand body putty to fill the low pits and and pores, then sand it.

so far it has caused no problems but I see your point of using a hard lacquer as the old pattern maker books call for.
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