Unusual question - how can you bond wax to wax

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    Nov 26, 2012 12:47 PM GMT
    I noticed an heirloom that was passed down to me (a small wax deer) missing an ear. It is made of colered beeswax I assume. Ive looked over the web to find a solution but havent come up with any. I thought someone would have some knowledge of a predicament BTW it is a clean break. Otherwise I guess I have to toss another memento - thanks Sandy!
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    Nov 26, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
    ...uh...with wax?
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    Nov 26, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
    SlickCalifornia said...uh...with wax?


    Perhaps hot wax of whatever material the wax figure is made of.
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    Nov 26, 2012 3:14 PM GMT
    OMG sorry but this question is pretty obvious LOL Slick
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    Nov 26, 2012 3:18 PM GMT
    You could check with a jeweler who does lost wax castings to see about either adding the ear or casting the present figure without destroying it. and sculpting an ear in the process.

    You could also consider that heirlooms are not always perfect and that keeping the deer just the way it is might be faithful stewardship. Often antiques, for example, are ruined by "repairs."
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    Nov 26, 2012 3:34 PM GMT
    Melt the broken edge slightly and then press onto where it broke off.
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    Nov 26, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    Heat a tiny wire paperclip with a lighter (holding with pliers) and melt it into the ear and head simultaneously.
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    Nov 29, 2012 1:54 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidHeat a tiny wire paperclip with a lighter (holding with pliers) and melt it into the ear and head simultaneously.


    Thank you all _ im going to try it!