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Subject: Wax objects

Wax objects

From: Barbara Appelbaum <aandh<-at->
Date: Friday, October 2, 2009
Laura Louise Curtis <l.curtis [at] pgrad__unimelb__edu__au> writes

>I am a MA student with the University of Melbourne and am currently
>completing a treatment on a small wax model of the developmental
>stages of the human eye.  The treatment requires the reattachment of
>a broken fragment (about 2mm thick) to the model.  I wanted to
>inquire about the methods of reattachment/adhesives others have

There seem to be two schools about adhering wax: using more wax, and
using a different adhesive.  In the interests of reversibility, I
prefer the latter.  Emulsions stick pretty well, and leave the hope
of softening with water in the future.

Barbara Appelbaum
Appelbaum and Himmelstein
444 Central Park West
New York, NY  10025

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