Made some cobblers wax today, this time a little better than the last time i made it.
Put a combination of pine rosin, beeswax and oil (tallow, canola, olive, whichever you have on hand) and heat it until it is liquid.
Be careful here, as pine rosin is highly flammable, and will give off a stong smell, so use only the heat required to melt the rosin, and in a well ventilated space. If it is bubbling, the temperature is to high - turn it down a a bit.
Then pour in to silicone molds of your desired shape, and allow to solidify.
You can use silicone cup cake molds, or ice cube trays which is what i've used here, 99c from Ikea
Today i used the following ratio
6.5 : 2.5 : 1
Rosin : wax : oil
Previously i've done it 7 : 2 : 1, but the wax is too hard, but still tacky. I made this today because i wanted it a little softer.
For 100g total weight/volume
10 ml oil
here's the out come
Nice and tacky
perfect for building heads
Total cost, for the pan, wax, rosin about $20, and you'll have enough to make about 3-4 batches of wax...way more than you'll ever use!