Fun with paraffin

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Fun with paraffin

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Chris writes –

This is literally a 10 minute project if you have the wax heated up. The biggest challenge is to go slow when you remove the glove. They crack easily and need to be hard to maintain their shape. Also the wrist hole has to be big enough to get your hand out through.
just like making a candle. You can make a paraffin bath with an old crock pot or a good crock pot if you can figure out a way to line it so the wax doesn’t ruin the crock. As with all hot things be really careful and don’t burn yourself. For instance don’t set the crock pot in 400F then stick your hand in the hot wax.

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4 thoughts on “Fun with paraffin

  1. vigodits says:

    To remove paraffin completely from a crock pot put it in the freezer until it reaches temperature then the wax will just flake out.

  2. machinemaker says:

    I have done this in the past and have found that it helps to have a bath of cold water at hand. After making a wax mold of my hand I spray the mold with some silicon release and cast a wax positive. After that I have invested them in ceramic shells and cast them in bronze.

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