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    Merry Christmas everyone

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    I hope you all enjoyed your family holiday time and the gifts you made were appreciated!

    I made some beeswax ornaments (with Celtic soap molds), tea lights, and...
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    Re: need help with brown bw pillars

    Thank you, all, for your expert opinions. That's pretty much what I expected. My husband wanted me to write it off for candles too. Even if I could get it all to burn, what you said about chemical...
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    Re: need help with brown bw pillars

    >one thing I do is continuously filter my wax as I'm pouring candles.
    >the 128 thread count nylon used to strain honey

    My presto pot doesn't have a spout so I'll need to rig a strainer with a...
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    Re: need help with brown bw pillars

    Here is a link to the web album with the wax, before (as it came from the keeper), and after I rendered it the first time:

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    Re: need help with brown bw pillars

    Sorry to be late in replying...I didn't realize there were more posts.

    >Is this the wax you used hydrogen peroxide in?

    This is the lot of wax that I took a small amount out of to try to bleach....
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    Re: need help with brown bw pillars

    My wax is brown because I bought wax from an old-timer beekeeper (retiring/wrapping up 80 hives) who threw everything into the solar extractor and didn't separate cappings wax from brood wax. He said...
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    need help with brown bw pillars

    Last night I made a set of pure beeswax pillars (3" diameter) from 3.5" to 4.5" to 6.5" height. I got one out of the mold but the two tallest ones are still stuck. I also made a hex votive. It...
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    Re: Making BW ornaments--do you seal them?

    I'm going to use Pearl Ex/mica pigments brushed on some of the raised details-- so I want to keep that from coming off. Also, I don't think that the people I intend to give them to would take the...
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    Making BW ornaments--do you seal them?

    I'm going to make some small beeswax Christmas ornaments and a large hanging plaque (from a tin-lined copper aspic mold). I've found information online about using candle shine/gloss products or...
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    Re: How do I get the peroxide out of the wax?

    I won't be using the bleach method again. It was only an experiment with one 2lb block of wax. It wasn't successful enough to justify the effort. It appeared to leave "salts" in the wax, so that's...
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    Re: How do I get the peroxide out of the wax?

    I did something similar recently but I used a dilute solution of bleach. It didn't do a great job of bleaching the wax (only a thin layer) but when I went to make candles, they sputtered. You must...
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    Re: Is terpentine food safe?

    My opinion is no, not for cutting boards. One formula I've seen for cutting boards had beeswax and mineral oil. Another one I know of had silicone in it as well. My husband makes cutting boards and...
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    Re: Wicking Needle

    I bought BetterBee.com's wicking needle and it arrived a week ago. It didn't fit through the holes on my vintage metal taper mold. So today when I went to use the mold for the first time I decided...
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