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  1. #1
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    Default Can someone identify this tool?

    I have a tool similar to this, but don't know what its used for. I bought it 20 years ago and never used it. Can someone identify what it is and what its used for?




  2. #2
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    Default Re: Can someone identify this tool?

    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Can someone identify this tool?

    don't know what it's called but it is used for pouring hot wax along the frame in a bead

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    Default Re: Can someone identify this tool?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewJoe View Post
    don't know what it's called but it is used for pouring hot wax along the frame in a bead
    I think Kelley still offers them.

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    Default Re: Can someone identify this tool?

    Indeed, Kelley offers a "Copper Wax Tube Fastener"

    https://kelleybees.com/Products/Deta...32333033353332
    When using a solid bottom bar or grooved top bar frame, there needs to be a way to fasten the foundation or the starter strip to the bars. This is the tool for the job. Carefully double melt some wax and dip this tool into it. By then placing your thumb over the hole in the handle, you will have trapped the wax in the tube. When you release your thumb you will be able to release a fine stream of wax onto top and bottom bars to hold foundation firmly in place.
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Can someone identify this tool?

    It is a Van Deusen Wax-Tube Fastener. A metal tube for applying a fine stream of melted wax to secure a sheet of foundation into a groove on a frame.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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