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January 2011 Blog Posts (3)

My New Method to Create 1/3-2/3 Ratio "Perc" - Wax Ooze in 5 Minutes.

After spending about 4 hours trying to make perfect 1/3 - 2/3 volume ratio ooze (being super anal like I am, it is quite difficult to heat and cool the ooze quickly and get any sort of accurate volume measurement), I had a thought; why not just use mass instead of volume? Duh. I don't know if it is going to work yet, the Lava Lamp is heating up right now.


Simply use a scale (a cheap letter scale works fine) to measure 1/3 perc and 2/3 wax by mass. I used a plastic container…


Added by Gordon Freeman on January 17, 2011 at 2:50am — 9 Comments

Unforeseen Consequences

After stabilizing for a few days, my first ooze batch separated into a light ooze and a heavy ooze and it seemed no matter what I tried the lamp stopped working. I bought a dimmer switch to tweak the heat, but it didn't seem to do much. The light ooze was floating on top of the water and had a slightly pink color to it (the original lamp had red lava in it and I think I didn't clean the spring completely) and the heavy ooze was static at the bottom.

I started over with fresh paraffin… Continue

Added by Gordon Freeman on January 16, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Unfortunately I didn't document the early process.

Yesterday, Saturday January 8, 2011, I started my first Lava Lamp Project (using an old Lava Lamp I had laying around). I found a formula at:




I followed the instruction as close as I could with my limited jars/scales etc. to try to be as accurate as possible. More on that later.…


Added by Gordon Freeman on January 9, 2011 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

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