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Gary in Canada

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  1. This is the wax I have left when the candle goes out. I usually have wax on the side until at least the second half of the candle...but towards the end it gets cleaned up. They're 8oz straight sided jars, HTP62 wicks (20mm x 3mm) and 6006 wax. I have refilled my Calypso jar twice, and I get more wax left at the bottom due to the raised bottom but the sides are cleaned up like the 8oz SS jar...also with the 62 wick.
  2. I don't make candles to sell...only for my own use and friends.. I use the 3mm neck tabs and use a variety of containers. I have never had a glass container crack or break. With the thickness of glassnow glass containers and the raised bottom, I don't think there would be a safety issue unless the container was severely overwicked. I get my wicks and extra tabs at https://www.canwax.com/Wick-Tab-20mm3mm_p_822.html I always have a small amount of wax left in the bottom...I melt all the leftovers down and make firestarters out of them..
  3. That's right Moonshine...this morning I put my glasses on lol..and saw that it was the 6 oz jar, with 5 oz volume. It's not a big jar at all, but I like the color of it, and its REALLY sturdy. On mine the cork goes into the container appox. 1/4". With a 3mm neck on the wick tab, there is very little wax left. My problem also is..for every US dollar, it cost me about $1.28 + shipping (to Canada)...and we have HST tax of 13%...ouch.
  4. @Sebleo Here it is. They are a very heavy glass too.
  5. @Sebleo I would say its the red glass...although the one I have looks darker than their pic....but its not frosted. It has the cork lid, The color looks great, and it hide's any wet spots...
  6. I received a container candle made by Northern Lights as a gift..I really liked the container, so after some research I found out it was a 8oz Calipso from Glass Now. It does have a raised bottom, but when I finished the candle and refilled it, I used a wick with a small neck on the tab (3mm). The remaining wax after it finished burning was minimal. I think I might order some of those jars..
  7. Just revisiting some old posts...and I have to tell you Sarah..I have been doing what you recommended. HTP73 worked great with 6006, 6% Lily of the Valley in the 8oz straight sided jar 2.5". Most everything you read says you need a melt pool 1/4"-1/2" the first burn. I find that if you size your wick to do that, by the last third of the candle there is a LARGE flame, mushrooms etc. With a smaller wick, it seems to burn good at the start with a small amount of hangup, but takes care of that half way down.
  8. Are you referring to Coconut Oil?? Or coconut wax?? For fun, I tried blending some coconut oil (is used for cooking, but looks like a wax) with some Millenium soy 20/80. The tops looked like swiss cheese, although it didn't burn that bad...and I didn't notice any improvement in hot throw.
  9. They still show a location in CA on their website? I would assume those prices are American $$$....and just wondering where they ship their orders from. Nothing seemed too clear on their website.
  10. In your opinion Trappeur...does VBN throw better than Vanilla Voodoo? I know that used to be your go to Vanilla.
  11. Great idea!! I have been doing the skewer replacement method....but all the wicks lean BADLY about half way down. Thanks for sharing TT..
  12. No LU...I don't sell candles, only test test test lol...then I use them myself and give them to servers at our local pub..my hair stylist etc... I almost had the process where I wanted it when EcoSoya decided to stop production...and I couldn't get back to where I was so I switched to 6006. Seems to be working good. That one poster earlier that said he mixes C3 with coco easy beads and gets a "knock your socks off" hot throw has me thinking. 😏
  13. So true TT...at least in the U.S. I wish we had more competition up here to get a better choice of products. It takes Cdn's lots of $$$$ and time to get supplies from the U.S. I did place an order with the original Peak's and it was quite interesting tracking my order do an unbelievable tour of the U.S.
  14. The HTP93 looks good...I just find that when HTP's get about half way down they start leaning like crazy. Mine have been centered with wick stickers but end up leaning to one side as the melt pool gets larger. Drives me crazy! Im currently using 6006.
  15. Great idea TT... I noticed the same thing with the skewer method. All of a sudden you check the burning candle and the wick is WAY over to the side putting soot on the side, or it flops over and goes out. Will have to get an apple corer. Thanks.
  16. I was thinking of trying Palm, until I read this from Candle Science. Is this bound to happen with more suppliers?? We take environmental issues very seriously at CandleScience. While developing our products to be safe and easy to use, we require them to be as environmentally friendly as possible. New information has eroded our confidence in the sustainability of palm wax. Because environmental responsibility is a critical component of our culture, we have made the very difficult decision to discontinue all palm waxes. Maybe I should go back to woodworking?! 🔨
  17. I paid $99 cdn for my Canon Inkjet printer which comes with "starter" cartridges...so I also purchased a new full size set of cartridges...cost me $199!!! That was the only set I bought..I now order sets on Amazon package of 3 sets for $30.. no brainer! I also use Avery, and their design software is very easy to use...and free.
  18. Lucky you aren't trying to find containers in Canada...all we have available is mason jars and a couple of other styles that have been around for decades.. Boring lids, nothing new. I can't understand why Canadian suppliers don't get with the times. By the way...Love your new jar and container from Candles and Supplies!!
  19. I get online labels .com..clear gloss and use a Canon injet printer. They have design software which is very easy to use, then I print them with the photo, glossy picture setting. I let them sit for at least an hour or so before I apply them. Then while the candle sits for a few days, the ink really sets up. Works for me.
  20. I hope that shop owner has good liability insurance! I actually thought the same as her when I started making candles (I don't sell...just make them for me and friends). How difficult can making a candle be? Get a jar, plop in a wick, add some fragrance, melt some wax...fill jar and bob's your uncle! Perfect candle....not! I think its been 3 or 4 years for me still trying to perfect it.. Keep on good terms with her....or if there is another similar shop nearby, go to them and offer your candles to them. I used to make clocks, and would go to all the "tourist" towns near w
  21. That is a beautiful jar, and glad you found a new vanilla..never thought you would change from Vanilla Voodoo 😊...and I love your new profile pic. Hope all goes well with your next round...I am sure it will!
  22. In my search for the perfect wick for my use, I thought I had seen every wick chart ever created...but...I just found this one, and it seems to be the most complete one I've seen to date. Probably I'm the last person to find it...but just in case there are others like me...you can find it here http://www.candlesandsupplies.net/wick_selection_chart_by_wax.pdf
  23. I have recently switched to 6006 after all the changes to soy. I have been using 6oz, and 8oz mason jars and there seems to be quite a few wicks that work well. LX16, RRD47 (maybe a bit too large)..WI755 also seem to work well. I even tried cotton core 44 and they seemed good too. All of them had a small mushroom, but if trimmed, they all worked well. I haven't tried wooden wicks in 6006, but have in other waxes, and didn't seem to work too well for me. Talltyle did a wax test in the wicks and wax section, and the wood wick didn't perform too well. I would like to try CD's
  24. Didn't watch the whole video...but my version of a Frankencandle, which I've done for a few years, is melting every failed tester, leftover wax from gifts, and any other wax I can find...melt it all together...forget about checking temps, then pouring it into the largest jar I can find. Let it set up, poke a hole down the middle with a skewer, judge what wick would work...put it into said wick "hole"...and light. Nothing planned, and sometimes they work the best..lol.
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