Whoa- fire? No good- scary - when you consider how much wax is there...
I am going to shallow 'fry' my parts in a modified deep fryer. The heating elements and thermostat will be in the wax- no open flames and good thermostat temp control. I am hoping they won't foam much as the parts are kiln dried wood- also less wood in each batch. I will have a good amount of head room in case of foaming. I am hoping I can get away with just 10-14kg of rosin/wax by shallow frying.
@Michael_Bush is microcrystalline wax essentially similar to gum rosin? when you dip do you see the wax sucking back into the timber as it cools like in the video at the top? That guy says it's the microcrystalline that causes that. I might add a little to my blend- though perhaps i should stay all natural and go 3/2 wax/rosin?
I paid the same price for the rosin $15 AUD p/kg- is that what you'd expect in the us? The rosin was listed as 'gum rosin' with no additional information- are all rosins the same?
Hopefull if mine doesn't foam too much I will cook around 150c.