Uncle Louie- Great idea. A few months ago someone mentioned parafin at my store. I advised against it, thinking it was a bit different. I learned only a few days later that right on the box it says it's for skiing as well. (a good all temp wax) My wife bought some. We have some pine shavings to spread around in our chicken house and duck house. Now, we also melt parafin into paper cupcake holders. Put shavings in, pack tight, pour in melted parafin. Pine shaving will or might float then sink, put in more shavings till cup is full. Let cool and serve at room temp to your fireplace! One works great as a firestarter. Just lay a match on top and it gets going. Well... yeah... ya gotta lit the fool match first.
Actually, once all the drips are on the ski and you're ready to attack the ski with the iron, your iron hits the wax. As it melts, it spreads. Truly there is no danger of the iron hitting the bare base. Just don't stay in one spot while ya smoke a rope or two. Iron should be about 249° or slightly less but not over.
Remember Shakespear's Ugly stick in fishing? I'm waiting to see some ski commercial where the guy claims this ski is unbreakable, and then he grabs the tip and tail and bends them down to touch each other! bwahahaha Yes people the Dog is sick! He's finally lost it!