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Gary in Canada

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    Alliston Ontario area...1 hour north of Toronto
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    This question always sounds corny to me..but I like in no particular order:
    Pets (dog)
    Crafts in general
    Meeting new People and spending time with Family...and friends.
    Life in the country..


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  1. Gary in Canada

    FedX Video

    I gotta defend our local delivery people...UPS guy is great..carries dog treats for our "guard" dog..lol And my wife loves he wears shorts all year long. Fedex has always been great, and on time with no mishaps..same with purolater...and our we are on a first name basis with our local posties. The only problems we have had are suppliers...delivery people have been great so far.
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    Essential oils vs. Fragrance oils

    One of my suppliers has an interesting blog about EO's and FO's. You can read it here https://villagecraftandcandle.com/index.php?route=d_blog_module/post&post_id=61
  3. Gary in Canada

    Respectful Request

    Well...I can share my limited successes...because in my opinion I have only had one that was truly a success.. and sadly..It has gone the way of the dinosaur. CB135 wax (discontinued) in a Spa Cup with a HTP52 wick (thanks Canwax). Burnt perfect, looked great...put it any container like a small mason jar, or whatever, with some Dollar Tree pebbles, or glass beads..and it was great. And I have had great success with firestarters..lol. All the failed testers remelted into paper cups with wood chips..easy peasy, and work great. Other than that...its still a work in progress...Im still searching the forums for the perfect combo..and thankfully I do have a 9-5.... I now understand how much work (and money) goes into making the perfect candle, which I didn't realize until I tried it...and I truly admire those of you that have been able to do it successfully..!!
  4. Gary in Canada

    Odd Topic - Heat Sources!

    Walmart Canada does not carry the Presto Pot...but our local candle supplier does..but it's $100.00. I think for now, I have to stick with the double boiler method.
  5. The #6 and #8 and `10 and 12.. are they CD's or Eco's?? What wax are you trying them in?
  6. Gary in Canada

    container supplier suggestions

    I love your dust covers...do you make them? I only give my candles away, and I have a lot of 12oz jars with no lids. I would like to make a dust cover like yours to pretty them up a bit..
  7. Let me know what you think of the CD's.... That is about the only wicks I haven't tried. I get my wicks from Canwax.com They have most types of wicks, but not CDs. They have a new wood wick..which I just received a sample pack, but have not had a chance to try them out.
  8. Gary in Canada

    Testing Wicks

    This is the method I learned from this forum too....but....you have to make notes, so you know which wick you have in when the candle burns perfect..lol I'm speaking from experience...got a good one..but didn't know which wick I had put in..
  9. Gary in Canada

    New label for Woolrich type shop.

    I love the Deliverance reference...because Im of that generation!! lol. The newer generation will not get it, but do they buy many candles/? I like it, and I think the red label would stand out. On a side note...not too long ago I tried to find Deliverance to stream and watch it after many years...one thing led to another, and I found out about that kid that played the banjo...Billy Redden. Well...in the movie he didn't actually play...they chose him because of his "appearance". Even now..he's about 60ish..he still looks the same. Sorry...I love your scent names...and do you even need the real scent listed under?
  10. Well...Im no expect by any means..but I tried the HTP104 in the 2.5" container, with 6% Lily of the Valley...it seemed to work good, but I might even go down to a 93 and try that. I find the best way to try wicks is pouring the candle without a wick then poking a hole down the centre and feed the wick down..If it doesn't work, then its easy to pull out with pliers and go up or down a size. And on a side note...you have Eroma in Australia, and they have such a great variety of containers IMO. Canadian suppliers are about 10yrs behind with their containers. And I like how Eroma also recommends a starting point for the wick for all their containers. I wish they would open a Canadian branch lol...
  11. I ordered a lot of ECO 10's from all the positive reviews on a suppliers website. They didn't work for me, so now I have to figure out how to use them. I remember watching the shipment tracking on line...and those wicks did a tour of the US that I was envious of lol....
  12. Gary in Canada

    container supplier suggestions

    https://www.eroma.com.au/candle-making-supplies/candle-jars/ We have NO supplier in Canada that even carries 10% of these containers. How come Australia can have these available, and all we have in Canada is mason jars and traditional jars?
  13. Gary in Canada

    Zinc Core Wicks Specifications?

    I always wondered what those numbers meant too...with ECO's, HTP etc..its pretty straight forward...but Zinc numbers were confusing.
  14. Gary in Canada

    Ocean Sunset

    Actually that's a good idea... I remember when I was a kid (a few years ago lol)..my grandmother always had a display of decorative soaps in the washroom..they were for decorative purposes, not to be used... But after a while they would all be dusty and old looking.. She could have used your advice! I think I might take a closer look next time I see decorative looking soaps.
  15. Gary in Canada

    Selling beer can candles

    I would definately buy one of those beer can candles to try.. I made a beer bottle candle..cut it the beer bottle, not problem, but wow, what a lot of work to get the cut edge smooth..I poured the candle, but a beer bottle is not that wide so it was hard to trim the wick when it got down to the lower part. It did give a nice glow from the amber bottle though.