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Using Wax For Setting


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Frank Goss said:

  1. if you have any solder work to do after setting it tends to
    contaminate and stop solder flow. so an alternative, and try not
    to laugh, is play-do. thats right if you have kids you have
    play-do.
    1. it doesn’t melt when it gets warm it hardens
    2. its easy to clean, ultrasonic and steam usually do it
    3. it also hardens after a brief period holding the stones secure
      for hammer setting

Frank, Play-do is not the material that you are using. Play-Do
is plasticine, which melts below 230 degrees F. You may be using
some kind of polymer clay or that grey stuff that comes in the
eggs that you can take the ink off of newspapers with. With
Play-do, if you heat it up, it melts.

M Jones

@Marshall_Jones


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Frank, Play-do is not the material that you are using.  Play-Do
is plasticine, which melts below 230 degrees F.  You may be using
some kind of polymer clay or that grey stuff that comes in the
eggs that you can take the ink off of newspapers with.  With
Play-do, if you heat it up, it melts.

Marshall you better talk to the playschool people the play-doh i
use(and it does say play-doh on the can) is produced by them and
non toxic and believe me when i say it does not melt. it does
harden as it dries and when you put a torch on it it only burns
away and leaves a carbon residue. maybe you were mislead by my
mispelling. sorry.