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Traditional Candlemaking: Simple Methods of Manufacture

Handbook / Manual

By: D Millington

48 pages, B/w photos, illus

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1992 | #33047 | ISBN: 1853391247
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About this book

Traditional Candlemaking is an illustrated practical manual which details methods of manufacture suited to small-scale producers at a `cottage industry' level, and also to the individual at home. The different materials and techniques are clearly described, and specific manufacturing conditions are considered. The book will help the reader to evaluate the suitability of methods, equipment and materials. It also includes explanations of techniques and terminology, and an invaluable troubleshooting chart to help diagnose and cure production problems. Further sources of information are provided, and methods and equipment are illustrated with line drawings and photographs.


Introduction - why make candles; materials - the fuel, the wick; melting the fuel - heating equipment, methods of measuring and controlling temperature; basic candlemaking techniques - dipping, pouring, moulding (or casting); techniques for producing decorative candles - dyeing, painting, dried flowers and grasses, carving. Appendices: faults chart; conversion factors; suppliers of raw materials and equipment.

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