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Making Early American Style Hand Dipped Beeswax Taper Candles - Part 1

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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At Honeyflow Farm the Beeswax Candles Shop is the focal point of the whole site. This tutorial will show how we make our Hand Dipped Beeswax Taper Candles.

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The first dip is held in the wax for about 10 seconds or more to allow the wick to completely soak up the wax and all the bubbles to be released.

You must be careful not to dip too deep or you will get wax on the frame and the candle will look too messy.

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Dipping...

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You can see the wax getting thicker on the wicks.

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Getting thicker...

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The complete beeswax candle takes about 30 dips into the wax and about 3 hours from start to finish for a 30 pair cycle.

It is dipped with a smooth motion to make a smooth surface on the candle. They are hung on a circular rack that holds 5-7 frames.

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Hung on rack...

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It takes a lot of practice to develop a very smooth motion as you dip the candle into the wax and then pull it out. If you shake it or jerk it you may develop bumps on the candle.

As you see, all of our candles are hand crafted and not made by machines. We guarantee each one of them to be unique.

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Smooth motion

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It takes a lot of practice to develop a very smooth motion as you dip the candle into the wax and then pull it out. If you shake it or jerk it you may develop bumps on the candle.

As you see, all of our candles are hand crafted and not made by machines. We guarantee each one of them to be unique.

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Smooth motion

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About half way through the process the frame must be split in half - now each frame will hold 3 pairs and a full cycle around our cooling rack is now 10 frames.

If we did not cut the candles free at this point they would get too large and start to touch the sides of the wooden frame. They also start to get quite heavy and hard to hold up.

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The frame must be split now

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About half way through the process the frame must be split in half - now each frame will hold 3 pairs and a full cycle around our cooling rack is now 10 frames.

If we did not cut the candles free at this point they would get too large and start to touch the sides of the wooden frame. They also start to get quite heavy and hard to hold up.

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Cutting the bottoms of the tapers

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A sharp knife is used to cut the bottoms free and the two halfs of the wooden frames that are held together with rubber bands are now cut. The sides and bottom of the frames are removed.

At this point these frame parts are completey covered with wax and must be cleaned so that we can re-use them.

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Cutting the bottoms of the tapers

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The sides of the frames will be removed and the wax re-cycled

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The sides of the frames are now completely free.