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Make sure you research to know which wick size you need for width of the candle. I have a book around here somewhere that talks about the biggest mistake beginners make is not understanding wick width in relation to candle width. Had to be just wide enough to form a wax pool with a steady wall that melts just enough to not overflow.
 

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it was a grade school project for us, i made a few candles, there was no talk about wick size as we were wee tots and just did what we were told. hot wax and wee tots, i'm not sure how they managed to do that one as now you'd probably have the lawyers and insurance companies all up in your business...

the ones of us who did thicker candles in molds had to pour extra when the wax shrunk.

there was no dipping to make long tapers or stick candles. pretty basic.

i'm sure you could get some good references from the local library or find plenty on youtube or the wider web in general. i happen to like a stack of books to go through because i'm old-fashioned that ways... :) good luck! :)
 

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it was a grade school project for us, i made a few candles, there was no talk about wick size as we were wee tots and just did what we were told. hot wax and wee tots, i'm not sure how they managed to do that one as now you'd probably have the lawyers and insurance companies all up in your business...

the ones of us who did thicker candles in molds had to pour extra when the wax shrunk.

there was no dipping to make long tapers or stick candles. pretty basic.

i'm sure you could get some good references from the local library or find plenty on youtube or the wider web in general. i happen to like a stack of books to go through because i'm old-fashioned that ways... :) good luck! :)
Do you know of any good YouTube channels or any good books or book authors to learn from?
 

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Do you know of any good YouTube channels or any good books or book authors to learn from?

sorry, i don't know anything about this topic, but if you do have a local library i'm sure they'd be happy to help you find some books. (i always plug libraries because i used to work at one and i really enjoyed it :) ).

youtube videos you can search for by going to their main page and typing things in their search box... the more specific you are the better your chances of getting back something you want. like if you just typed in "candle making" you'd probably get a lot, but if you're specifically interested in making thin tapers by dipping you could add key words like "tapers" or such... that's what i'd do... :)
 

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sorry, i don't know anything about this topic, but if you do have a local library i'm sure they'd be happy to help you find some books. (i always plug libraries because i used to work at one and i really enjoyed it :) ).

youtube videos you can search for by going to their main page and typing things in their search box... the more specific you are the better your chances of getting back something you want. like if you just typed in "candle making" you'd probably get a lot, but if you're specifically interested in making thin tapers by dipping you could add key words like "tapers" or such... that's what i'd do... :)
Thankyou so much that is so helpful!!!!
 

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I did a quick look and found 3 that I'd look at. There are undoubtedly more out there. I'd look at a library or check out a used bookstore as books add up. They are very much an addiction for me. I used to work at a bookstore so yeah.

I put up the links to amazon where you can get authors and ISBN numbers.


The Everything Candlemaking Book: Create Homemade Candles in House-Warming Colors, Interesting Shapes, and Appealing Scents
https://a.co/d/ijmpXmX

The Complete Candle Making Recipes For Beginners To The Expert
https://a.co/d/5GbOSVt

The Candlemaker's Companion: A Complete Guide to Rolling, Pouring, Dipping, and Decorating Your Own Candles
https://a.co/d/38B9WjR
 

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I did a quick look and found 3 that I'd look at. There are undoubtedly more out there. I'd look at a library or check out a used bookstore as books add up. They are very much an addiction for me. I used to work at a bookstore so yeah.

I put up the links to amazon where you can get authors and ISBN numbers.


The Everything Candlemaking Book: Create Homemade Candles in House-Warming Colors, Interesting Shapes, and Appealing Scents
https://a.co/d/ijmpXmX

The Complete Candle Making Recipes For Beginners To The Expert
https://a.co/d/5GbOSVt

The Candlemaker's Companion: A Complete Guide to Rolling, Pouring, Dipping, and Decorating Your Own Candles
https://a.co/d/38B9WjR
Thank you so much I will definitely check it out and let you know!!!
 

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