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Offline max2

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How does this candle mould work?
« on: July 21, 2023, 03:47:17 am »
My candle mould has arrived.This is what it looks like:Silicone Candle Mold Pillar Plaster Wax Soap Making Aroma Arts Crafts Home Deco | eBay

The problem is I have no idea how to use it...
On the top end ( which you can't see) there is no hole for the wick?
I assumed that on the top end there would be a small hole to push the wick through. I assumed that i would use a bobby pin or something similar to hold the bottom end of the wick in the center and pour the wax into the holes.Any ideas?

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Re: How does this candle mould work?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2023, 05:18:39 am »
Hi max

I expect that you will have to push a needle through the silicone and then pull the wick through. You may have to purchase a long needle or use some long nose pliers to grab the point of the needle.

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Re: How does this candle mould work?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2023, 08:57:10 am »
Maybe a long upholstery type needle will work Les?
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Re: How does this candle mould work?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2023, 09:56:47 am »
I expect that you will have to push a needle through the silicone and then pull the wick through. You may have to purchase a long needle or use some long nose pliers to grab the point of the needle.
Les is correct.  If you don't have a wicking needle (which is extremely long), you'll need to use whatever is the longest needle you have and a pair of pliers.  Do your best to center the needle hole in the tip, especially when wicking the mold for the first time, so that your wicks aren't off-center. 

Maybe a long upholstery type needle will work Les?
An upholstery needle would probably be a good substitute for a wicking needle. 

I assumed that i would use a bobby pin or something similar to hold the bottom end of the wick in the center and pour the wax into the holes.
 
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Re: How does this candle mould work?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2023, 07:09:21 pm »

 

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