Four halves of the axe

The axe handle of "Split" is invested in four sections with the first 2 layers of fine ceramic. I will add one more fine coat for detail and then the coarser ceramic will be added for building up the layers of the mold. Once this has upward to 8-12 coats, it will be ready to expose the wax by breaking off the top layer of the 'cup'.  The mold will then be placed in an open bottom kiln upside down and fired. At the same time the ceramic is being fired, the wax is melting and evacuating the mold which is collected in a water bath below the kiln. When the wax is completely burned out, it is buried in a sand pit and ready to accept the molten bronze.