I have this thing for cast iron pots, so I had one that I started using on the top of the stove to melt wax in a canning jar. I had some wax sitting around in a canning jar and so mostly I just throw in second hand candles.
Then I pour the wax over paper and other stuff that I’ve glued to boards or whatever. Then I iron it with an old iron that I found at the goodwill. I got it because it was cheap first of all, and because the things that look like they were made when I was a kid are usually heavier duty. And I like the fabric wrapped cord. Of course it makes a creepy sparking when I plug it in.
This is how my old man feels about melting wax in the kitchen.