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  1. I used to use 6006 because I like to argue with myself, but then I realized that millions of dinosaurs were killed in the production of my paraffin wax, so I'm switching to pure soy,
  2. I think I need to rerun this test and skip the FO, I could use the size of the MP to judge results.
  3. Something happened, I can't recall what, and I had to leave town right as I was going to report my results. So thank you for reminding me. The results were not what I expected, the temperature had no effect on the curing process. The candles burned the same, and I couldn't tell a difference in the CT or HT.
  4. I thought I should update where I am with the Lab & Co FOs. I posted the four FO I had chosen in a previous post, and I ordered 11 more FOs to try. Of those 11 I picked three that I am extremely happy with. Gardenia + Grapefruit Iris + Ginger Blossom Kakadu Plum + Amber My absolute favorite is the iris and ginger blossom, but the others are all outstanding. A few other observations; in 4627 these FOs need at least two weeks cure time. I gave them a couple of days when I did my wick testing and I noticed that they got stronger with each passing day. The next thing I
  5. He had everything he wanted Until it all Turned out to be a job Neil Young
  6. I switched from 4630 to 4627 and I believe there is a difference.4627 is softer and seems to have better HT. They say it can take a higher FO load, but I haven't tried that yet.
  7. If your Paraffin has ever even thought about dating a soy wax it is two week cure time
  8. No, it's just regular mail fees for the USPS, it's still domestic mail.
  9. I think all my wicks are manufactured by Lucifer in Hades; they’re just distributed by different companies.
  10. Here is something I learned from listening to TallTayl (TT) watch your flame, it will tell you if your candle is over wicked. Look at your candle an hour after you light it, the flame shouldn't be too tall, flickering, or sooting. If it is you probably need to wick down. The best advice I can give you is pay attention to TT, if it weren't for her I would have given up candle making a long time ago; I not sure if I should be grateful or angry about that, but there it is.
  11. I need to get rid of 30 Lbs. of 6006 so I don't get that look every time I buy new wax. I could buy my other daughter a melter and divide it between them.
  12. That had a different meaning when the Wicked Witch of the West said it. My situation is I’ve taken my candle making in a different direction, which has left me with a supply of 6006 wax and FOs that I need to do something with. My daughter in Texas asked for some melts, and as she is about to provide me with a new grandson making some melts is the least I can do, and boy will she be getting a lot of melts. In addition to my 6006 I have some rock hard paraffin I bought for making melts, 4625 maybe. I have some clamshells I could make melts in, but making them in a foil lined pan and cutt
  13. I have some 4oz tins, but I doubt I have a wick small enough for them. I thought about getting some bigger tins, but my next project is 4627 in 11oz tureens with the Lab & Co FOs. I believe I'm ready to make the candles I've always wanted to make.
  14. I think so, I use 8oz tins with a 3" opening, usually purchased from Flaming.
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