Basic Candle Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started


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Basic Candle Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started (How To Basics) ePUB

Basic Candle Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started (How To Basics)Step-by-step color photographs and descriptive detail make this book indispensable for beginners looking to create beautiful and functional scented candles on their very first try, and for experienced crafters who want to sharpen their skills. Precise instructions eliminate the guesswork that too often creeps into how-to books. Gleaned from the expertise of master candle makers, this guide presents everything a novice needs to know to get started crafting traditional tapers and molded candles, container and rolled beeswax candles, and interesting variations on each. Includes guidelines for buying tools and materials, preparing the work space, and working safely and effectively, as well as suggested shopping lists.

 

 

  • Each step illustrated with color photos
  • How to avoid common mistakes
  • Information on scents and dyes

This book includes the contributions of veteran candle makers and crafters. Scott Ham is a master candle maker and owner of The Gettysburg Candle Company and Moonacre Iron Works in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Alan Wycheck is a photographer based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Review:

If you have made candles before, this book isn’t for you. It is however the perfect book for me. I am new to candlemaking and have read all the candle books in the library and bought several more. But when I make candles, I find myself jumping from book to book trying to get all the steps straight.
This book is an extremely detailed explanation (with pictures) of the steps to making several types of candles; container, molded, dipped, and rolled beeswax. It is like having an expert standing beside you, “This is the way you prime wicks. This is how to add color to the wax”.
Includes information on equipment, a good explanation of the different kinds of wicks and then step-by-step instructions with lots of pictures and a checklist of materials needed.
Once I get the hang of candle-making, this book will probably be put back on the shelf in favor of more advanced techniques. But until then, this is the next best thing to having an expert walk you through each step.

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