Spooky Halloween Teeth

This week's assignment was to use materials besides plywood and acrylic to make something. I decided, it being October and all, to make some spooky vampire teeth in honor of the upcoming holliday.

Here is the final product:

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I decided to use matt- carving wax to sculpt the vampire teeth. Ideally I wanted it to be able to fit around your front six teeth like a grill.

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The wax was incredibly thick, so cutting through it was pretty difficult. I suppose I could have used the band saw, but since I was away from the shop ( I was in Bard this weekend for a conference ) I borrowed a friend's spiral wax saw blade/handle. Here are photos of the brick of wax I was dealing with, and the saw:

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I drew a vague outline of the shape I was going for on the brick, and began to saw. It took a while, and made a huge mess. I was using some other wax teeth I had lying around as reference:

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I finally sanded and filed away wax to define the teeth.

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Currently you can't sink your teeth into them, so I'll need to dig out teeth holes, so it can sit in your mouth. Happy Halloween.

Written on October 18, 2015