Making wax of my own

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Making wax of my own

Post by Ruard » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:09 am

With Jan I have made wax of my own. We used the formule 721 of Mike (thks Mike) that means: 7 parts of resin 2 parts of beeswax and one part of oil. Jan is violin builder so he had the ingredients for this wax. We put also some lavendel oil in it so it smells better. Couloring did we with wasco, a wax or stearine based color pencil.

Here is a link to the topic about wax: http://www.flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1005

Here are the pictures:

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The color of the wax makes not to much difference.


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Re: Making wax of my own

Post by DUBBN » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:32 am

I am totally amazed at the talents of the people of this board. Thank you so very much for sharing that pictorial. Different colored waxes never crossed my mind. Six months ago Bill (tie2fish) was gracious enough to send me some wax. I do not know how I got along without it for almost 30 years. Once again, thank you sir!
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Re: Making wax of my own

Post by tie2fish » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:26 am

Looks really good, Ruard, and undoubtedly smells good too. Thank you for sharing your well-crafted photos.
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Re: Making wax of my own

Post by narcodog » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:10 am

I thought you were cookin meth at first....

Nice job, I have been thinking of making some myself.
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Re: Making wax of my own

Post by hankaye » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:07 am

Ruard, Howdy;

You never cease to amaze me at how you attack each facet of the sport.
I truly enjoy your photo essays of your adventures.
Keep them comming ...please !

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Re: Making wax of my own

Post by wayneb » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:07 am

Hi Ruard;

I would never thought to try coloring with other than rosin, fascinating with the results.

I wonder if the color would effect white or lighter colored threads the same way or if the color would show with a lighter colred thread.

Now, I'm inspired to try making some 7-2-1 mixes where I try the three differnet colors of rosin I have, I've only used the darkest colored rosin so far.

Great work!

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Re: Making wax of my own

Post by Ruard » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:47 pm

wayneb wrote:Hi Ruard;

I would never thought to try coloring with other than rosin, fascinating with the results.

I wonder if the color would effect white or lighter colored threads the same way or if the color would show with a lighter colred thread.

Now, I'm inspired to try making some 7-2-1 mixes where I try the three differnet colors of rosin I have, I've only used the darkest colored rosin so far.

Great work!

Wayneb
Someone on this forum mentioned the wasco pencils for coloring wax. I don't know who it was and don't know the thread where he/she said something about that.

I think one have to put a lot of colored wasco in the wax before it has any effect on the tying silk.

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Re: Making wax of my own

Post by DOUGSDEN » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:34 pm

Ruard,
I have to agree with hank! You really go after....ok, attack each aspect of this sport and we can't get enough of it! Please, always keep us up to date with pictures and words what you are doing so we may share in your joy!
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Re: Making wax of my own

Post by Ruard » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:18 am

Thank you all for the nice words and really I like to know many aspects of this wonderful hobby.

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Re: Making wax of my own

Post by willowhead » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:01 pm

Well done Ruard.....thankx for sharin' the pics.....i'll gladly send you hooks for some wax.....just let me know. ;)
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