Electronic Cooling Controller
Preparing Beeswax for Showing
Presentation of the block
polished wooden case, plain construction, (a fancy case may be a
fine object in it's own right and may attract attention away from the
wax that it is showing off)
Mahogany was favoured in the past, but I reckon that one made of beech,
with perfect dovetailing or finger jointing, is right for the times.
The case should be polished with beeswax and not stained or varnished
in any way.
dark blue or black velvet
I favour dark blue as it is
complementary to the wax is of yellow colour, however black is best
for the lightest colours.
I would only use a paper diolly (sp?) if it was good quality and fairly
plain... It would have to match the shape of the block perfectly.
Mould preparation... The Pyrex dish is the most commonly
used mould. It has a good surface to start with and this can be
further enhanced by polishing. The Pyrex material expands or distorts
very little with temperature, which removes a possible variable from
the cooling stage.
Melting and filtering the wax... This is conducted in a
similar way to that indicated on the pages
Wax Melting and
Wax Filtration pages, but
in a a more precise and controlled way.
Cooling link to electronic cooling controller
This is the big influence on quality that is often ignored or given
less prominance than it deserves
Polishing (of the wax block) use of cotton wool under
running water, use of silk
Generated... 09 February 2002
Written... dd month 2002