I'm hooked on making my own lamps from scratch, and the only thing I can't seem to source in bulk (at a good cost) is the coils. The zinc coated extension springs look like the real thing, but they…Continue
"Yeah, I put an empty jar on my scale, tare it, then weigh the fluids. I don't go by volume, only weight.
I've been messing with the microcrystalline in several ratios, and so far the best seems to be 1 part micro to 4 parts…"
"I'm curious to know how your brake cleaner isn't coming out of the wax without adding lamp oil.
The best method (and I've tried a bunch) to get it to not stick is:
While the wax is melting, take your clean bottle and put just alittle…"
"I suppose it could be but I think much of what is available for screen doors now days is that vinyl stuff or maybe the cheap metal screen door stuff that can rust. I have only used Stainless Steel mesh cloth to keep it from causing rust…"
"I have used the zinc coated steel springs (bought at Lowes) and had good luck with them. I have also used stainless steel mesh cloth too with fine success. The steel mesh cloth is easier to use in cylinder style globes however. A…"
I'm hooked on making my own lamps from scratch, and the only thing I can't seem to source in bulk (at a good cost) is the coils. The zinc coated extension springs look like the real thing, but they don't seem to conduct heat like they should. What should I get?See More
"I've got a very good formula going- modified from another user here. I just don't have microcrystalline yet. But it looks great and flows just like the real thing.
WAX Ingredients (by weight)
1 Parts Liquid Paraffin (clear…"
"Wow I did not know that!! It really does make sense, the stuff looks JUST like 90's red lava in liquid form.
They stated on their site that they begin melting at 105f, and it seemed like as I was melting all the other waxes in the same…"
"Fun fact; Lavaworld usedto source wax from Crayola.
Something to consider, crayons have hardeners added to keep them from melting with normal use so that may effect their suitability. Not that I'm trying to be a downer though,…"