I love string making. There's something about it that removes me for a while. Afterwards, coming to full draw, the anticipation of that first shot followed by the loose that will render this woven bundle of threads into a bow string evokes a feeling of being a part of a cycle. There is a sadness that the creative process has come to a conlcusion. There is a feeling of worth on hearing an archer speak of how it performs. There is a peace in sitting down again to tie that first slip knot once more.
Anyway, wax......... I use beeswax in the making of a string especially Femish twist. I like to hold it over a gentle flame before applying it to the bundle. I find it makes for a much neater construct with few loose tag ends. However, I end up with lots of beeswax stick nubs. Don't throw them out. Those little mayo pots from pizza take-outs are ideal for a mould. Gather your nubs, put then in the pot and put that in the oven at 100⁰C. Careful, any higher than that and the plastic melts. When wax has melted turn off oven and remove. Don't make your blocks too big or they'll crack when setting.
Please share some of your home-grown archery tricks.