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Step 4: Wax

This part can be a bit dangerous, so careful!

Take your wax and place it in a pot. Set the stove on Medium and slowly melt it.

I used gel wax. We had a lot of it. This particular stuff melts at above water's boiling temp. Although it may no look hot, it's extremely hot. I learned the hard way, and have a burn to prove it :l

Little Stove: Doesn't take nearly as much wax

Big stove: takes a lot of wax, I mixed some gel wax and tea light candle wax
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<p>good to know</p>
<p>Cool stove!!! But please take it off the glass table my sister sat a hot plate of eggs on one in the summer and it shattered in her lap!!!</p>
<p>very cool i will probably try this</p>
be wary of gel wax. in some case depending on the type of container you are using. it can denonate like fireworks can. safer bet is use regular candle wax.
be wary of gel wax. in some case depending on the type of container you are using. it can denonate like fireworks can. safer bet is use regular candle wax.
My Uncle may he Rest in Peace was a boy scout leader for over 35 years he made these when i was a kid i'm in my 50's now he made them by the dozens for camping and hiking trips <br> <br>Great &quot;Ible&quot;
how long does it last?
It really depends on everything. How much wax, what type, how big the sove is, how much air. But I did say in the Instrucable how long the big one lasted ;)
a much safer way to melt candle wax is to boil water, and have another metal container(tin can) with the wax in it. this way might be a little slower, however it is a lot safer because the wax wont get that hot, because it can boil over if it reaches a certain temperature.
I learned from my older sister who learned in the brownies about these. they made them just as you describe and then put a large juice can over them with holes to support a pan.
Heh, That's probably where my mom learned it, I went in scouts so we did things from scratch ;) She described it, and I went from there :l They do come in handy though!

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