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Offline Lesgold

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Re: Homemade wax press
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2022, 02:22:34 am »
Hi Bill

My cylinder is about 8 1/2 inches in diameter and about 10 1/2 inches high. Just keep in mind that the larger the diameter, the greater the force required to press the wax. A 12 inch diameter cylinder would require double the force to achieve the same pressing pressure.

Offline Ben Framed

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Re: Homemade wax press
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2022, 01:29:09 pm »
Bill what are your needs in accordance to the volume of wax which you will be pressing?

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Re: Homemade wax press
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2022, 03:30:12 pm »
last year I had 140 lbs of finished rendered wax. from cappings. I normally let those cappings drain for a day in capping trays. then the cappings are washed and rendered. My thought was to press the cappings then render.(cut out the rinsing part) Also all the slumgum can then be pressed also. Then if Im feeling overly ambitious I would make another for old wax, and the slumgum.

One thing about my conversion from 10 frame supers to 8 frame, as more supers go to 8 frame I have seen a consistent drop in finished wax. Also add to this my daughter does the uncapping by hand and she has also gotten better at it so that might have to do with the drop also.