03-04-2014, 01:29 PM
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  • celar36
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Anybody use it and can share experience as I was at Fortnum and Mason and caught my eye.

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 03-04-2014, 01:42 PM
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  • freddy
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In case he doesn't see this thread, send a PM to PhilNH5. He uses it very successfully and can give you plenty of information. I have used it in the past but I need to practice my wax melting strategies.

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 03-04-2014, 01:44 PM
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  • celar36
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I have a lot more question^^ I might open new thread with plenty of it! Smile

Thanks Freddy for being absolutely/amazingly helpful !

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 03-04-2014, 01:47 PM
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  • freddy
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It's my pleasure, Jack. I have received so much help from our members that it's nice to be able to give back.

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 03-05-2014, 04:39 PM
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Jack,
I send out 6 - 10 letters a week all sealed with wax. My recepients have come to expect them.

When I first used sealing wax I posted about it including pics. The link is HERE Post 1094 on page 55 of "The Fountain Pen thread" at the top of the Ink Well forum.

I used matches and Mick Toley suggested a butane grill lighter which I have since adopted. It is easier than matches and I can remelt the seal if I did not get a good one. All of the wax sticks I have contain a wick. In the future I will buy wickless ones and use the lighter.

Goulet has a great video on Making Wax Seals

I want to point out the wax is flammable. You can ignite it if not careful. It then drops a flaming drip on the envelope and if you do not notice the envelope catches fireBiggrin
But this only happened a few times in the beginning.

The selection of wax colors and seals can be as fun as ink colors and paper choices.

Phil

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 03-05-2014, 04:42 PM
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  • freddy
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Phil, I just knew you would come through for us. Smile

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 03-07-2014, 07:32 PM
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I'm terrible with the wax seals. I haven't started anything on fire ... yet, but I sure do end up with a mess! Do let us know how it goes for you. Smile

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