Another great video.
I make my wads out of felt from a 100% wool felt hat. It is not nearly as thick as 1/8...Maybe just over a 16th.
I am going to start using a recipe that is closer to yours for the lube too.
I am a devout tightwad so a hat for two bucks at the thrift store and a pound of beeswax here and there from keepers who don't want to filter their wax and hence just throw it away is right up my alley.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson