jack blades need wax and it needs to last
homemade wood charcoal ground fine, carnuba wax, locally sourced beeswax.
the original recipe for this is known historically as Milton Mud* calls for bubblegum to be added in the meltdown, were omitting this in our recipe
combine thoroughly and pour into paper cups
used a few aluminum dishes as well and they worked out way better (cupcake cups ended up as a bad idea cause of side crinkles)
then cooled overnight
apply liberally directly to hot jack blades
*original formulation created at the Blenko Glass Factory in Milton, WV