My Solar Wax Melter!
My first solar wax melter! I built this last October to melt all the wax cappings and wax scrapings i have stored in my freezer for the past 6 years. I built the box to fit the window. It was a labor of love plus a lot of non Disney language, (like aw fooey), along the way while building. I am a good carpenter, but not a tinner (my brother is, I could have used his help!) The window was a defective window I saved from when we replaced the windows in our home. Beeswax melts at about 160 degrees. The wax is heated and bleached naturally by the sun; filtered through hardware cloth, window screening and paper towel, to a pan below. This will give me very clean wax for making lip balm or candles,or giving away to hunters with bowstrings or fishers with fishing rods. I put an oven temperature gauge in the box to keep track of the heat. Too much heat will destroy the color and properties of the wax once it has melted. It was about 70 degrees today and a little cool, but this wax began to melt within 1 hour.