Getting beeswax off of metal and whatever other tools (or surfaces) I might use with the wax is another reason why several of my beeswax projects are left unfinished (but cutting is the #1 reason). This Instructable will show you how to remove beeswax that is caked onto your metal tools and surfaces.
Step 1: BoM
Oil (any kind should work)
Step 2: Oil
Any kind of oil should work, the reason I used olive oil is because we bought a bottle of Mediterranean Olive Oil that was just disgusting. Now we use it for things where the flavor doesn't matter.
Pour a small amount of the oil onto a paper towel and rub the wax off. Some thicker spots might need to be scraped off with your nail, but the residue will come right off and your metal won't be sticky anymore.
Step 3: Soap & Water
Add some dish soap to another piece of paper towel and wipe off the oil. Then run it under hot water to get all the soap and oil residue off.
Step 4: Dry
Use paper towel to dry the metal and maybe add some some 3-in-1 oil to the joints.