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Back on the old board there was a discussion that included a recommended temperature for wax melting. What temperature do you find works best? Melts the wax and it keeps fluid long enough to flow over the reeds...

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I use a small egg poacher to melt the wax over hot water, once its all melted I remove the pan from the heat but I keep popping it back on the stove every 15 minutes or so. No idea what the actual temperature is but it works well enough for me.

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I find that 210 to 220 fahrenheit or 98 to 105 celsius works well for me. JIM D.
 

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Thanks! Interesting wax tool, there, Tall! Got any more pictures of it in action? Thanks, Tom
 
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No pics of it in action as such Im afraid. The tool was made by a melodeon.net member who used to sell them on ebay. Pictures show the whole tool and a close up of the business end. The last picture shows the first reed plates I ever waxed in, a bit messy but it takes a fair bit of practise to do it quickly and cleanly.

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http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk137/p_m_dunk/Hohner Corso/WaxingTool_zpsc3d637e7.jpg

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http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk137/p_m_dunk/Hohner Corso/Waxed.jpg
 

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Nice, thanks!
 
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Many of us use a Soldering iron and Charlie Marshalls Wax sticks - I`ve been getting quite Professional looking results doing this but of course, you can`t beat the real tools ..

Charlie sells almost everything to do the job and the service is second to none (a lot of Melnetters are fettlers too and Charlie`s store of Melodeon and Accordion bits is a godsend)

http://www.cgmmusical.co.uk/
 

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there is an interesting youtube video of Charlie marshall (see my posting re accordion spares) waxing reeds. youtube 'reed waxing made easy' should bring it up

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