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1- Start with a very thin candle, put it in a larger tubular
candle mold with the bottom cut out. You may use a
cardboard paper towel tube.
2- Place the unit in a bucket. Seal the space between the
bottom of the tube and the bottom of the bucket with
patroleum jelly so it won't leak when you
fill it but will be
3- Pour ice cold water in the bucket around the tube with
a hose that imparts a swirl to the water at it fills.
4- Just before the water reached the top of the mold, pour
hot wax into the tube around the skinny candle in the
middle of the tube.
5- Pull the tube out. As you do so, the hot wax will come in
contact with the ice cold swirling water and harden in a
swirling shape. You may vary the speed at which you
remove the tube to vary the effect.
Gotta be careful this doesn't happen:
Fast forward to 1:50 [doctorremulac3, Mar 21 2017]
Or just do this while spinning the plate
Might be safer. Not quite as tornadoey though. [doctorremulac3, Mar 21 2017]
||This seems like a fun project. I'm going to actually
try this. I don't do enough pointless fun stuff in my
life. Everything's "responsibility" and "battles to be
fought". I just want to make candles for one day.
||How many candles do you intend to make?
||Pictures or it didn't happen.
||Yes; you must be responsible about this, doc.
||As for my own like endeavor I eschew pictures but will relay my findings via free verse. Bongos welcome.
||Just occured to me you can put a cork ring or
something around the base of the tube so you don't
have to manually lift it as the water rises if you don't
want to. The spinning water will raise it up due to
the boyant tube. As it raises, it releases the hot wax
into the spinning water.
||Might be in improvement. You just pour wax in, turn
on the water and watch the fun.