Magic Trick: How To Make Conjurer's Wax

This wax, which is repeatedly called for in descriptions of various tricks, may be made by dissolving by heat in a porcelain dish pure yellow beeswax, and gradually adding pure Venice turpentine, stirring it constantly with a glass rod. Care must be taken that it does not catch fire while it is being mixed. The usual proportion is one part of turpentine to two of wax, but as a great deal depends on the quality of the wax and the turpentine, experiment alone can determine the proportions.

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