You sound like you are describing the wax pen I use. Its fantastic
for wax buildup.
Unfortunately it is no longer available. I put pink 8 gauge sprue
wax in the center. It has an adjustable heat control transformer. The
heated barrel melts the wax. The tip has a lever to control the
amount of wax that flows and a trigger that starts and stops the
flow. If you ever find one for sale buy it. I own two. One for
backup. It speeds up the alcohol lamp process by at least 15 times.
It is interesting how things develop. The pen originally came with
about 6 different grades of wax rods. Unfortunately most of them did
not work well in the pen. They required too high a temp and did not
flow well. They clogged the tip. I was frustrated when the pen did
not work because of a clog. I flicked the trigger several times to
clear the clog. The pen shot out wax onto my desk in a very neat wax
spatter pattern. And so a new wax texture was born. I switched to
pink wax sprues and have never had any more trouble with the pen.
I Use the texture as a background on many of my buckle.
The pen is at least 30 years old. The label on the back says:
Hytronic mfg CO
Wash Phone number 206-R03-2859
I don't think this is valid.
I bought one at a local jewelry supply store and the second from an