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Resolution - New Year 2019

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Hard for me to believe, another year has ticked off the calendar and it is 2019AD. I am making silver jewelry, but not at the rate I previously did. Mostly because I have been experimenting with 3D printing to make the casting master models.

I have the printing working very well after much experimentation. I have a repeatable printing process on which I can now depend. The problem was finding the correct resin material used for printing the model that would burn out of the investment without damaging the mold. That too has been resolved.

I can now produce 3D print models I can cast without issues.

I have not abandoned wax for model making. The fine detail achievable in carving wax with CNC micro machining cannot be equaled with 3D printing. Printing does produce models that cannot be machined in 3 or 4 axis CNC machining. The two methods compliment each other.

Both processes required the model to be designed in 3D CAD drawing software. I have three options in my studio for the CAD drawings.

It’s looking good that 2019 will be a great year for new designs in my silver work. I have design and production tools on which I can rely. It’s just up to me to be creative! That’s my New Year's Resolution…

Casting Metals

A list of the metals that can be cast at KautzCraft.

  • Gold 10k -24k
  • White Gold 14k
  • Fine Silver
  • Sterling Silver
  • Argentium Silver
  • Bronze
  • White Bronze
  • Yellow Brass
  • Lead Free Pewter
  • Tin Alloy
  • Other

Feel the Love

  KautzCraft Studio is an artistic endeavor. I love making things you like. I sell my work so I can make more. It’s a partnership with my customers.

  My moto: Do what you love for those who love what you do.”

  Knowing the craftsperson adds a special quality. My time, effort and care are a part of every item. No factory production. I love my work. I like what I make, but I sell what I love… how it’s made.

  I put that love in every item. A quality you feel, from knowing who made it.

  I love the special things made by friends and family. You are also my friend and like family.

  Follow the Companion Links in the left column to learn more about me.

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