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Test batch quantity:
59 to 60 grams OM 4 clay powder (om 4 can vary in color from 50lb bag to bag, so I have been dry, pre mixing all the bags before starting) increasing the om4 or the wax will harden the clay). OPTION 2: 40 grams Tenn #1 + 20 grams of talc (baby powder) is a less sticky clay
15.6 grams Cheese wax black (from Kelly Wax 715 223 3614 – the # maybe different, they are distributors for National Wax 708 679 6300) available in 50lb carton. Increasing the wax will harden the clay
13 grams of walmart vasoline (equate brand)
7 grams of walmart baby oil (equate brand)
1 candy thermometer
melt the the wax in a deep fryer- (or 18qt turkey roaster) @ about 250 degrees F. a 6 quart fryer = about 8 lbs of clay
add vasoline, let it melt and then add oil
start adding clay slowly & lower temp to 200 degrees (the powder clay will cool the liquid wax)
stir until even.
Let it stew for about 2 hours at 180 degrees, stirring maybe every 1/2 hour to keep it from burning,
Ladel out on to a hard plastic or metal surface
Let cool to about 85 degree and start picking it up, giving it a quick knead, and store
If the clay cools too much and becomes hard, you can break the tension with a hammer.
You can use it right away but it gets better with age (even 7 days makes a difference)