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  1. #1
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    Anyone have tips on how to make their own wicks? Somehow, my style of doing things means going back to the basics and self-sufficiency.

    Waya
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  2. #2
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    Feb 2005
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    Zanesville, Ohio
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    You can buy wick string and pull it through beeswax. Sometimes I use just plain white string and pull it through parfin and than use it in candles.
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  3. #3
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    Jun 2002
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    Benson North Carolina
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    Ok, Here's my trick.
    I always had problems with the commercial wicks either going out or burning too fast.
    I purchased a bolt of tobacco twine. Hard to find now days but worth looking for. I braid this using 3 strands and pull it through bee's wax. I have found that this works best with both my tapers and voltives. Just the right burn.

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