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Hello my name is Mighty Mouse and I'm doing a project for school about dipped candles . I need to know how long does it take to make dipped candles? Are there any special skills needed to make dripped candles? Thats all i need to know so far. So help me out here please!

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Hi Mightymouse, http://candlewic.com/store/category.aspx?q=cTaper+Dipping+Equip. This link may help you with your project. This link will show you dipping frames that are used to dip tapers. The wick is strung on the frame and the whole frame is dipped in wax. The frame allows many candles to be made at one time, also keeps the candles nice and straight. The number of times the candle is dipped depends on the desired diameter of the candle. The process is not difficult, but does require some patients and a reasonable amount of equipment. In addition to the frames, you would also need a vat large enough to dip the frames in. HTH Janette

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Hi Mightly Mouse.

It can take up to 2 hours, depending on how you do it, but like Janette said you can make more than one at a time.

I think the special skills would be knowledge. You have to know what kind of wax to use, how hot the wax should be, how long to dip the candles, and how long to wait between each dip.

Here's a picture of the dipping frame that holds the candle wicks. http://i14.ebayimg.com/02/i/00/69/42/47_1.JPG

Here's a picture of the dipping vat that holds the wax. http://i17.ebayimg.com/05/i/07/61/de/40_1.JPG

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