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Making Early American Style Hand Dipped Beeswax Tapers - Part 2

This is our Beeswax Hand Dipped Tapers Image Gallery showing how we make them. It will show every step in our candle making process of making these Colonial Style Beeswax Candles.

 

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The wax frames are now ready to be put back into the melter to reclaim the wax, then we will re-wick them and start over again.

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Making Beeswax Candles Part 2

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The five frame pieces to be cleaned are now tied together with wick or rubber bands and put into one of the compartments in our candle tank.

This compartment holds mostly water and the frame parts are submerged so that the wax will melt off.

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Melting the Beeswax on the frames

The five frame pieces to be cleaned are now tied together with wick or rubber bands and put into one of the compartments in our candle tank.

These frames are ready to be pulled out.

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Melting the Beeswax on the frames

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The five frame pieces to be cleaned are now tied together with wick or rubber bands and put into one of the compartments in our candle tank.

The frames are now free of wax.

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Cleaning - Wax is melted off...

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Now each frame holds only 3 pairs of candles and the dipping procedure continues.

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The dipping continues...

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Now each frame holds only 3 pairs of candles and the dipping procedure continues.

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The dipping continues...

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Now each frame holds only 3 pairs of candles and the dipping procedure continues.

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Now 3 pairs

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Near the end of the candle making session, just before the candles are full size, the bottoms need to be trimmed again. If the drip point on the candle at the bottom is too large it would be difficult for you to put them into holders.

A sharp knife or razor is used to trim each one. After this trimming the candles are dipped one or two more times to get the diameter as close to 7/8 inch as we can. The above center picture shows the candles before the last dip and the one on the right is the completed candles.

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Trimming

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These candles are completed and ready to be packaged in plastic bags to keep them clean until they reach you.

The are available in 6, 9 and 12 inch tall. The next image will show the new phase our our Hand Dipped Candle Series.

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The fnished product