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    Default Coil Candle

    Does anyone know how these are made?

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA280_.jpg

    I've seen a few different models -- some with a horizontal coil and some with a vertical coil. Most claim to be 100% beeswax, but I don't see how real beeswax is flexible enough to unwind off a spool.

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    Default Re: Coil Candle

    I can only take a guess. The candle may be a very long dipped candle that is wrapped around a cylinder while still warm.

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    Default Re: Coil Candle

    have you read the descprition at amazon? they tell you how to make it. easy really.
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    Default Re: Coil Candle

    Could you provide a link? I read several Amazon descriptions. They describe how to use it, but I didn't see anything on how to make it.

    I also read a lot of customer reviews who really hated it.

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    Default Re: Coil Candle

    all of the despcripts say that you have to be real patient on how you coil it. So, to me, that means it is a long thin taper like candle that you mold using that heat of your hands. It would be better to modify it so the maker of the candle does all the work. Dip it, cool it, warm it with your palm of your hands or, even better yet, a hair dyer. We use this method all the time when we make sugar and chocolate sculptures. It is an easy way to move the chocolate and sugar in the way we want it and shape we want it in. It would work nicely for this.
    Chef Isaac..Culinary Arts and Honey are a sweet mix! http://www.sweetascanbeehoneyfarm.com & http://www.adoptahive.info

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    Default Re: Coil Candle

    anyway, i ordered it to see how to improve on it. The major issue is that the customers hated to coil it. Funny thing really.
    Chef Isaac..Culinary Arts and Honey are a sweet mix! http://www.sweetascanbeehoneyfarm.com & http://www.adoptahive.info

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    Default Re: Coil Candle

    Let us know how it works out. I got the impression that customers hated unrolling it and feeding it through the fixture. Many complained that it cracked and dripped and the fixtures were generally cheap and didn't work well.

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