Now that we’ve talked about wax sheets, how about wax wire? I buy
the assorted boxes of Kerr round/half round and bezel wire, and the
Kerr is the best wax wire I’ve found. It has a reasonable amount of
strength, even when heated to weld, but what I’d really like is
individual sizes of the stuff. I would buy large quantities of 8 ga
1/2 round wax wire and 8 ga uncut bezel wire, and I have lots of
boxes of leftover wire in sizes I never use, but as far as I can see
Kerr doesn’t sell individual sizes.
I bought a box of 8 ga half round from a local findings supplier,
and it basically squishes as soon as it’s heated at all. Ideally I’d
like to find wax wire that is even firmer but still pliable. For
rigid uses like prongs I extrude Matt blue wax in long wires, but
it’s not pliable.
Any suggestions? Are there other kinds out there that are better?