As you can see, i cut as many patterns as i need. This was a surprise as I didn't think the wax would be rugged enough to stand service as a pattern, but it serves very well, and it machines like a breeze. The shavings are a bit of aproblem but the floor gets really slick and shiny!! ;.)
I then mount as many patterns as I can fit onto a board (making it a matchplate) I then engrave anything I want on the back to show up on the back of the casting and I'm off to the foundry.
see the pic of the finished prod- some colored by my wife.
I also cast Plaques and signs. I carve a plaque- this is a house sign for a friend getting married- then carve the attachments. I usec vectrix's new 3d prog to carve the eagle out of 1/4 aircraft ply- fantastic product. I carved all the letters out of 1/8 AC ply using a 30 deg engraving bit. I can't believe aow well they cut the ply and they run very true. The attachments are then rubber cemented onto the plaque and its off to the foundry. See teh pic of the finished product.