I'm interested in making my own wax. I've read through multiple threads on this forum about making wax, and haven't quite gotten the info that I'm looking for. It's like I missed the most basic first step, so none of the info really makes sense to me. So I'm just going to ask very simply:
1) I understand that wax is traditionally paraffin, hardener and additives. Can someone detail the process by which these are combined?
2) I'd like my wax to be environmentally friendly, but I am quite uninformed. I know that fluorocarbons are a no-no, but are the hydrocarbons in the paraffin safe? I've seen some companies advertise natural and sustainable waxes, but the ingredients are heavily (and understandably) guarded. Can anybody shed some light on this?
3) How is everybody creating their molds?
4) Any other resources like tutorials, or a good materials supplier would be greatly appreciated.
I'm not looking to save money here, really more just to understand what is going into the base of my board and why. And if there is anybody out there who is doing a "green" wax and isn't trying to monetize it, please share your results, you'd be doing a lot of people a big favor.
Edited by MittensAndBeer - 12/14/11 at 10:06am