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Dipping tapers
« on: December 21, 2010, 12:51:55 am »
Several of ya'll have asked me about making candles and such so I figured I'd post a little video. Hope you enjoy and Merry Christmas!!!

dipping candles_0001.wmv

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Re: Dipping tapers
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010, 01:19:35 am »
Fun video. I'm honestly still undecided whether I want to do the dipped - tapered candles, gonna do the poured ones though.
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Re: Dipping tapers
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010, 01:35:18 am »
Hand dipped sell better and if you set it up right you can make lots of them in a short time. I'm only set up to do 48 at a time but I've seen where a guy that makes them for the Catholic Church can dip 10,000 in a day!

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Re: Dipping tapers
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2010, 08:54:23 am »
scott; been playing with my first ones, don't look to good, but they burn
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Re: Dipping tapers
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2010, 10:09:56 am »
Some nice lookin' candles there. I see you were blessin' 'em at the end, just before your elf woke up from...     "pacing " herself.  :-D


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Re: Dipping tapers
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2010, 10:21:03 am »
Nice video Scott.  I just pinned it so it won't get lost.
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Re: Dipping tapers
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2010, 07:40:55 pm »
That was great.   Loved it.     X:X

So how do you fix the turkey inside the bigger pot to keep it off bottom?

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Re: Dipping tapers
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2010, 09:29:06 pm »
Allen, I put a rack like the ones you cool cookies on in the bottom of the big pot.

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Re: Dipping tapers
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2010, 09:57:32 pm »
Wow, I had no idea that is how they were made and I have always admired those candles.
Thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us.  Also you were sure drinking lots of diet coke there!! :-D

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Re: Dipping tapers
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2010, 02:25:32 am »
what size wick did you use hardwood?

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Re: Dipping tapers
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2010, 02:26:41 am »
  12 oz-- :lol:  RDY-B

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Re: Dipping tapers
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2010, 02:58:29 am »
i said wick, not liquid rdy

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Re: Dipping tapers
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2010, 03:08:56 am »
what do you make your candle holders out of hardwood?

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Re: Dipping tapers
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2010, 09:13:39 am »
ronwhite, I've tried several wick sizes and 2/0 square braid seems to work the best. These candles have an 8hr burn time and drip very little.

The candle holders are just simple hexagonal blocks of various exotic woods with a 3/4 hole in the top. When you crowd several of them together it looks like honeycomb.

As for the actual dippers in the video, they're made out of some aluminum plate I had laying around and some threaded rod. I've been thinking you could make some out of bicycle sprockets pretty easily.

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Re: Dipping tapers
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2010, 05:37:55 pm »
*POOF* you are a sticky

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Re: Dipping tapers
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2010, 06:08:08 pm »
That's odd...I didn't feel a thing :-D

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Re: Dipping tapers
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2010, 06:31:13 pm »
That's because you where well hydrated.

As we preach to our scouts - "Hydrate or Die!"

But we don't recommend diet coke for them  :-P
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Re: Dipping tapers
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2010, 09:05:38 pm »
Diet coke?    My eyes may be playing a trick on me.    :-D

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Re: Dipping tapers
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2010, 09:28:42 pm »
Diet coke?    My eyes may be playing a trick on me.    :-D

oh it was prolly 'diet'

like miller diet
bud diet or
coors diet

reckon why cokes and pepsis arent lite? sorry its the meds talking

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Re: Dipping tapers
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2010, 10:09:50 pm »
The prescription meds or the liquid (may intensify the effects) meds?