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Waxnado Candle Procedure

Inspired by the waxnado scuplture idea
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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 easily removed.

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.

doctorremulac3, Mar 20 2017

Gotta be careful this doesn't happen: https://www.youtube...watch?v=3sZbB3Sa15s
Fast forward to 1:50 [doctorremulac3, Mar 21 2017]

Or just do this while spinning the plate https://www.youtube...watch?v=VNvrxE2PtFI
Might be safer. Not quite as tornadoey though. [doctorremulac3, Mar 21 2017]

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       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.
doctorremulac3, Mar 21 2017
  

       How many candles do you intend to make?
Ian Tindale, Mar 21 2017
  

       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.
bungston, Mar 21 2017
  

       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.
doctorremulac3, Mar 21 2017
  
      
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