Monday, October 11, 2010
Carving Wax 04
Today I tried a very simple carving wax recipe, and it did not work very well. The recipe I tried was (by weight):
28oz part white pillar candle wax
28oz baby powder talc
This recipe makes a carving wax that is much too brittle. I think the candle wax can be used as a substitute for paraffin in the recipe I used before. Otherwise, just the candle wax and talc do not work very well at all. I thought they would work okay, and they do not. I will try to modify this batch of carving wax the next time I melt it, by adding either microcrystalline wax, or a small amount of petroleum jelly.
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