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Wax Gun


#1

I recently price a wax gun, in th $100 dollar neighborhood… So, I said to
myself, … "Self, you should be able to use a ‘Glue Gun’ to do the same
thing… Glue Guns cost $2.00 to $10.00… Put ‘Red’ casting wax in
the gun, like a glue stick… TOO HOT… TOO LIQUID… TOO RUNNY TO DO
ANYTHING WITH…

Tried to get into the gun to reduce the winding… thought maybe if I did
that I could reduce the heat, etc, etc…

Now … How about a rehostate ACROSS the 120 line … to adjust the
current thereby reducing the heat???.. You thought and ideas please.

Jim


#2

I recently price a wax gun, in th $100 dollar neighborhood… So, I said to
myself, … "Self, you should be able to use a ‘Glue Gun’ to do the same
thing… Glue Guns cost $2.00 to $10.00… Put ‘Red’ casting wax in
the gun, like a glue stick… TOO HOT… TOO LIQUID… TOO RUNNY TO DO
ANYTHING WITH…

Tried to get into the gun to reduce the winding… thought maybe if I did
that I could reduce the heat, etc, etc…

Now … How about a variable rheostat ACROSS the 120W AC line … to
adjust the current thereby reducing the heat???.. You thought and ideas
please. How much would a 120w rheostat cost???

Jim


#3

Forgot to add, Jim, the Radio Shack soldering iron controller has a nice
a.c. plug and inlet and an l.e.d. light and knob, you could’t build one for
what it costs…Dave

Art Jewelry for Conscious People
http://www.opendoor.com/stephensdesign/crystalguy.html


#4

I recently price a wax gun, in th $100 dollar neighborhood… So, I said to
myself, … "Self, you should be able to use a ‘Glue Gun’ to do the same
thing… Glue Guns cost $2.00 to $10.00… Put ‘Red’ casting wax in
the gun, like a glue stick… TOO HOT… TOO LIQUID… TOO RUNNY TO DO
ANYTHING WITH…

Tried to get into the gun to reduce the winding… thought maybe if I did
that I could reduce the heat, etc, etc…

Now … How about a rehostate ACROSS the 120 line … to adjust the
current thereby reducing the heat???.. You thought and ideas please.

Jim

Jim: I thought of that too, those damn wax guns are ridiculously priced.
Your post just gave me an idea that should work. Go to Radio Shack and ask
for a soldering iron rheostat. They are about ten bucks or so, and they
will work for a glue fun I’m sure. I bought it and a soldering iron and
soldered dental tool heads onto screw threads and made a cheap wax carver
ala Tim McCreight’s Complete Metalsmith book. Works pretty good ! DAve

Art Jewelry for Conscious People
http://www.opendoor.com/stephensdesign/crystalguy.html


#5

Dave Stephens wrote:

I recently price a wax gun, in th $100 dollar neighborhood… So, I said to
myself, … "Self, you should be able to use a ‘Glue Gun’ to do the same
thing… Glue Guns cost $2.00 to $10.00… Put ‘Red’ casting wax in
the gun, like a glue stick… TOO HOT… TOO LIQUID… TOO RUNNY TO DO
ANYTHING WITH…

Tried to get into the gun to reduce the winding… thought maybe if I did
that I could reduce the heat, etc, etc…

Now … How about a rehostate ACROSS the 120 line … to adjust the
current thereby reducing the heat???.. You thought and ideas please.

Jim

Jim: I thought of that too, those damn wax guns are ridiculously priced.
Your post just gave me an idea that should work. Go to Radio Shack and ask
for a soldering iron rheostat. They are about ten bucks or so, and they
will work for a glue fun I’m sure. I bought it and a soldering iron and
soldered dental tool heads onto screw threads and made a cheap wax carver
ala Tim McCreight’s Complete Metalsmith book. Works pretty good ! DAve

Art Jewelry for Conscious People
http://www.opendoor.com/stephensdesign/crystalguy.html

orchid@ganoksin.com

Just put a good light dimmer in an outlet box on the glue guns
cord.Works on my buffing machine anyway…Gavin