If you melt wax often you have encountered the problem of wax residue on your cookware, risking burns attempting to pour from a can or bowl, angry spouses from leaving wax residue in one of their pots or pans.
In order to avoid these things, I decided to create my own wax crucible from junk I had laying around.
Step 1: Materials
You will need:
1 tin can (I used a vegetable can)
Scrap wood for the handle (this is a 1" x 4", app. 10" long)
Marker (for marking stuff, obviously)
Jigsaw (not shown)
Gloves (tin cans are SHARP!)
Step 2: Build It: the Can, the Handle
Remove the label and label adhesive from the can.
Shape it into a slightly oval form.
Place it on the scrap wood and mark the area to be cut out.
Cut it out then test the fit.
Set the can aside and mark where the shape of the handles in the wood.
Cut them out then sand the handle prevent splinters.
Place the can back into the handle and cut notches around 3/4's of the can.
Step 3: Put It Together
Fold the notch flaps down and pre drill holes through the tabs.
Screw then down.
Voila, you are done!
Step 4: Using It
Now that your crucible is complete, you can safely melt and pour wax with it.
Simply place it in a pot of boiling water. The pan must be deep enough that the bottom of the crucible is not resting on the bottom of the pot.
Just keep the water simmering, and it will keep your wax molten.
Thanks for reading!