Ha ha is this thread some sort of early April fools joke? The Sheldon Brown link then using a Rice cooker? I gave up using wax on my chains when we at London Underground stopped using heavy oils to lubricate escalator step chain. Basically the message is little and often and the lighter the oil the better because that is the only oil which will penetrate deep enough. Keep paraffin and other solvent cleaners well away from your chain if you want it to last.