Wax Axe – the Axening

A year ago I obtained one of those electronic induction heaters, because, why not? They’re fascinating. Some blacksmiths use them to produce high point-heat, including bringing small regions of steel to welding heat in about a minute (more or less). Induction heating is also used by some craftspeople to melt/slump glass in home microwave ovens – you put a block of insulating material containing your target into your microwave and turn it on for 10 minutes. Then, if you still have a microwave oven and kitchen, you can let it cool down and examine the contents.

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