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Monday, July 03, 2006

All about Moulds

Metal - One piece and easy to use. They have a hole in the base. The wick comes through here. You secure it with a screw (usually comes with the mould) and seal it from the outside with rubber putty so it doesn't leak wax when you fill the mould. You can also buy wick plugs to seal this hole in the mould. Tie the other end of the wick to a rod or pencil and make taut. Rest the rod over the fill-end (top) of the mould. Now the wick is straight, centred and taut. Finished candles may have one seam to shave off with a knife, then polish with a nylon stocking. There are also seamless metal moulds available, and multi-wick metal moulds as well.

Metal Candle Moulds

Candle Making - Moulds

This is a great page from Cambell-Light about the different types of moulds and which can be used for what types of candles.


Kristi

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