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[*] posted on 2-1-2005 at 01:48
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I was board so I stated massing around with some wax I had a sheet of that I wormed up a little so it was bendable so I made a funnel and even some Test-tube by dipping a Test-tube in molten wax and let it cool I then removed the wax by adding boiling water in the Test-tube the wax slid off easily than had a nice wax Test-tube I could also make beakers it seems to be a nice cheap way to get Test-tube and such but they would be limited to experiments

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[*] posted on 2-1-2005 at 03:52


Nice..but I don't think they'll resist



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[*] posted on 2-1-2005 at 04:58


But sure they'll resist Hydrofluoric acid!

But they can't be warmed, because they would melt.

It is also possible to coat a test tube/beaker/flask with paraffin on the inside (very thin coating, a fraction of a millimeter thick) and these can also be used for HF experiments.
Would the coating stay intact if the glass was heated? If yes, we could immerse our distilling equipment and flasks in molten paraffin and could then use them for making HF!
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[*] posted on 2-1-2005 at 05:13


Why not just using polyethylene/propylene tubing/flasks etc?
If wax is resistent, then PE/PP surely is!




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[*] posted on 2-1-2005 at 12:52


You could also do it with polyethylene/propylene but you might have a problem getting it off as for using wax it is cheaper and is reparability you just have to melt it again :)



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[*] posted on 2-1-2005 at 14:24


Play around with molten plastic and you’ll be begging to use wax. Because of the wax’s low melting point, you can shape it with your hands. No messy molds to deal with.
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[*] posted on 2-1-2005 at 16:35


As well as using ordinary wax you could try wrapping in glass fibre or using as a mould for resin items.
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[*] posted on 3-1-2005 at 14:54


Hey cool...wax equipment. Next there'll be wax fractional columns and wax bunsen burners :). The wax must be pretty thick. I can't shape wax in my hands...its too hot. Or maybe my hands are just to sensitive.
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