I had a feeling someone would ask this question. Naturally, the way you use it wouldn't require scraping off and being able to dunk in liquid wax at a reasonable temp would give something like I have seen on commercial blanks. When I've used it on green wood ends outside, it tends to cool too quickly and thus it "builds up" a thick coat by the time all the surface is sufficiently coated. I have been able to alleviate that by "flaming" carefully with a hand held propane torch but that complicates the process. The way you use it there would not be much mess or chance that you could get paraffin on something that you didn't want to get paraffin on and/or add to the fire hazard in a heated shop when mixed with dry shavings. So, to sum up, I agree with you.