Grafting WaxGrafting wax is easy but messy to make. If only a little is needed better buy it at a garden supply store; if a great deal, make it thus: In an old pot with a rounded bottom melt 3 pounds of resin over a gentle fire. Add 3 pounds of beeswax and 2 of hard beef tallow. Melt but avoid boiling. Stir well until thoroughly mixed. Pour into a tub of cold water and flatten out to cool evenly. When cool enough to handle, knead and pull with well greased hands till like molasses taffy. Then form into balls or sticks for convenience of handling. If desired for storing, wrap in grease-soaked or paraffined paper. To apply, warm it in the hands or in warm water over a lantern or in a glue pot.
Copyright Information: Gardening Short Cuts