In the UK, I've been getting the Paraffin wax from here:WillAdams wrote:Search for “DIY Machinable wax” to find a number of recipes / instructions.
Guess we should add it to the wiki.... a special section at the top of the Materials page?
They're a lot cheaper for small quantities than Amazon or sellers on eBay, and the items generally turn up 2 days later without hassle. For larger quantities (25kg and above), this seems to be the best value, and the seller has a good reputation:
I haven't bought from this seller yet, but intend to.
Sourcing small bulk quantities of LDPE/HDPE has been a bit more difficult so far. Emailed a few plastic suppliers over the previous week and a bit. Only one has responded:
Asked them about postage cost for just a single 25kg bag of HDPE pellets, shipped to my house (UK based):Thank you for your recent enquiry, we are able to supply HDPE/LDPE in pellet form.
Minimum order quantity (MOQ) 25kg of either material.
Price - £2.40 per kg plus vat.
Delivery 3 to 4 days.
Carriage and payment terms to be agreed. All prices are per kg plus vat.
I trust the above meets with your approval. However if you have any queries please contact the undersigned.
Industrial Plastic Supplies Ltd
Milestone Court Business Park
Tel: 01132 579000
Fax: 01132 572222
Response time was within about 2 hours, which isn't bad at all. Costs seem ok too.Shipping would be £12.00 plus vat via Parcelforce.