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    Pennsylvania
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    Cut and curl candles

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  1. geodon99

    Hello

    " I was sad when the dinosaurs died" You should fit right in around here. What a sense of humor ! I will be laughing at that response to the question of age for several days. You just made my day !!!
  2. geodon99

    Label advice and feedback

    You MUST show the weight to be legal by labeling laws.
  3. geodon99

    New Trappeur's Lodge Label

    I like the top one better. The one that shows the weight. I noticed that disappeared on the second one.
  4. https://m.dhgate.com/wholesale/candle+snuffer.html These might fit your wish list...
  5. geodon99

    A Little help getting to know you.

    Harrisburg PA here... Welcome Arch Rock....we are almost neighbors...
  6. https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-everything-candlemaking-book-marie-jeanne-abadie/1110790873?ean=9781440522314&st=PLA&sid=NOK_DRS_NOOK+EBooks_00000000&2sid=Google_&sourceId=PLGoP77102&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7-GzwYX32gIViYqzCh2vbQh-EAQYAyABEgLzs_D_BwE The book mentioned above...
  7. geodon99

    Wholesale Wax Warmers

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.alibaba.com/amp/showroom/wholesale-tart-warmers.html
  8. geodon99

    A Little help getting to know you.

    What's your name? Don How old are you? 58 Where do you live? Harrisburg, PA How long have you been making candles/soap/whatever? Just getting started !! I am obsessed with learning to make cut & curl candles. Are you married? Any kids? Divorced (We get along much better now !!) A 33 year old daughter and 3 grands. If candle/Soap making isn't your primary job, what do you do? I am a CDL delivery driver. Anything else we should know? Got bored being off work for pinched spinal nerves the past 5 months. Started buying some supplies in need of a hobby. Surgery in two days...then maybe I can get seriously into doing the candles !!
  9. geodon99

    Cut and Curl as a business

    I know this post is a couple years old, but I thought I would respond anyway. I am just getting started and I have a big interest in cut and curl candles. I have slowly been buying supplies and learning everything I can over the past 2 months or so. I'm guessing AS A BUSINESS probably the hardest part with cut and curl is they can't really be mass-produced like other candles. The extra time and labor involved makes it kind of tough. True, you can charge more for this, but then the challenge becomes finding people who are willing to pay for that extra time involved. I'm sure if cut and curl candles could be mass-produced, Yankee would have flooded the market with them years ago. I would guess the more generic type carved candles would be tough to sell in the quantities you would need to make a viable business. My guess is that if you can somehow personalize the candles, they would do much better. Maybe such as making candles for a school fundraiser in the schools colors, or memorial type candles with embedded photos. And also probably candles cut and curled to specific holiday themes at the right time of year. I am working on a few ideas, but I wouldn't want to put a timetable on anyting since this has been a slow process for me. But I think that you really need to go for a very targeted market, and the more timely you can make your candles, the better. Personalization is probably a big key with these type candles.
  10. geodon99

    Excitement and Presto Pots!

    Since 200 degrees is the lowest temperature on the dial, I set mine between the A and R in the word warm which nicely melted my paraffin which had a 138 degree melt point. And it's always good to wash or at least Wipe Out the pot before first use so you don't get loose Teflon flakes (from the manufacturing process) or little packaging debris in your wax.
  11. I'm not sure about the wax you use, but the flash point of paraffin wax is usually around 393 degrees Fahrenheit. so you probably weren't all that close.
  12. geodon99

    Backwoods going out of business

    From their website...
  13. I was watching a video by Candles and Supplies. It was about an hour long video demonstration making a cut and curl candle. Apparently the oil chamber was the entire length of the candle. I'm wondering how they get the center hollowed out the entire length of the candle. Is there a special mold for that when you make the core?
  14. geodon99

    how much wax do you pour in a day?

    I know this thread is pretty old, but it is still quite inspiring even today !!!
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