Making your own wax is fun and rewarding. It gives a great sense of accomplishment. Making regular handplane or board wax is very similar to making the Eco Version. However there are some fundamental differences that if you miss could mean a ruined batch of wax. the biggest difference is the ingredients so be careful to choose right. Both processes are great fun to do
Make sure you have everything before you start. If you are, like me, a bull in china shop, you will come unstuck and have hard wax everywhere. Just a warning!
Can be bought online, at a local hobby store and specialty health stores.
Sounds toxic, We did our research, Calcium Carbonate is a common substance found in rock in all parts of the world, and is the main component of shells of marine organisms, snails, pearls, and eggshells, and can be purchased at a vitamin store like GNC or also online.
Can be purchased at a Walgreens or Drug store in the form of Vaseline, or it can be bought online.
as the saying goes fail to prepare and prepare to fail. The biggest tip we can give is make sure to have all your ingredients ready and placed out in arms reach and dont skip any steps for a successful batch a
You will have to make separate batches for warm and cold water the ingredients for both wax types are the same the only variation is the ratios- explained below
Wax Ingredient Ratios "Warm Water"
warm water wax Reduce the amount of petroleum and increase the wax. The wax will keep the wax from melting in warmer water
remember to melt down wax is to boil in water.
Wax Ingredient Ratios "Cold Water"
Colder water: Increase the amount of petroleum and reduce the amount of wax Petroleum makes the wax softer
Directions for making the cold water are identical to the warm water wax apart from Increasing the amount of petroleum and reduce the amount of wax Petroleum makes the wax softer depending on how soft will be determined by the ratios
Remember to melt down wax is to boil in water.
It can be a lot more time consuming and expensive than your average bar of wax bought over the counter at your local surf store. However, it's a fun process with friends or by yourself, and you get to be a lot more conscious of the products you use. Now, go make some. If you did not want to go to all the trouble, you could just place kung-fu grip on it.
Surf, Surf, Surf ‘till you die.