What better way to spend and evening than melting wax using your wife’s baking equipment. Just remember to clean everything before you leave the kitchen. Otherwise you will never be able to borrow her stuff ever again.
Paraffin wax is a great thing to have around in the shop. It can be used on all of your hand planes, your saws, and anything else you need to cut the friction on. I use wax all the time on my saws to help them cut smoother, especially my coping & bow saws. But, like many other woodworkers, I use it the most on my hand planes.
This short video gives you a step-by-step way of making what I call wax pucks. They are about the size of a hockey puck, hence the name wax pucks. I like the shape of these because they fit in your hand well and they will not roll off the bench while you are working. They also stack very well for storage.
If you have any questions about making wax pucks or anything else, like always, send me a message in my contact form and I will get back to you as quickly as I can. And please leave comments if you enjoy the video or hope to see something different in the future.
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