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|I did pick up some interesting tricks to making the molds. When I started out looking for casters...majority was sand casting. The lost wax casting was not that expensive...but the cost of the molds were prohibitively expensive and I now understand why...lots of work involve to get them perfect. I watched a couple of videos and tried at first...lots of failure. I kept trying new materials and buying lots of different wax from Amazon...finally found some I liked that had a low melting temperature and hardness needed for the molds. The next step was to find someone who would be willing to do the casting. Most of the big companies...don't want to even deal with hobbyist so they refused to unless they did in-house mold and you had to order a lot of casting to make it worthwhile to offset the cost. I finally found a friend who was willing to do it. I did try to pour the metal once at his place...not something I would ever do again...dangerous and not used to the heavy work. But he did give me some ideas to improve on my mold.