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#5730 - 06/02/06 07:44 AM Re: Waxed Dirt... , One More Time... ,
Dktfireman Offline

Registered: 07/13/05
Posts: 338
Loc: New Hampshire
Tumbling the dirt while heating it with a rosebud torch is not a good idea. You make a huge dust cloud! eek looks like a fire and makes a huge mess. Much better to heat 1st (roll it around a few time to heat evenly, add the wax, then tumble to mix. I am going to try using melted trap wax instead of flaked wax this year. (if it ever stops raining frown )

#5731 - 06/02/06 01:24 PM Re: Waxed Dirt... , One More Time... ,
archer01 Offline

Registered: 03/25/05
Posts: 340
Loc: N.E. Penna.
Last year I ran out of my waxed dirt. In a pinch you can take a
block of wax and put it in a vice, then run a wood plane over the
top. Put a tray or piece of clean cardboard under this to collect
your shaved wax.

Last year I got in a rush. I didn't know it, but apparently I burnt, my dirt or wax, contaminating it. I didn't catch much with that
batch, and unfortunatly I had put out alot of sets before I figured out my problem. There is a fine line there. Too much heat and your dirt is no good. Not enough heat and your wax won't melt.

I will try the double boiler method. That sounds sane.......


#5732 - 06/02/06 04:55 PM Re: Waxed Dirt... , One More Time... ,
ThumbStateTrapper Offline

Registered: 12/07/05
Posts: 84
Loc: Michigan's Thumb
As far as using flaked wax has anyone ever tried using an old cheese grater on a full block of wax? If not do you think it would work? It seems like it might but it would just be smaller flakes. Or on the other hand would it gum up the grater?

#25348 - 10/17/17 12:17 PM Re: Waxed Dirt... , One More Time... , [Re: 45/70]
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Registered: 03/12/03
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