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Not the right shape for making candles in
I've spent the past 18 months learning how to make professional quality container candles, and I often discuss candle making with professional chandlers who own their own businesses. I tested this jar with a high quality wax and the proper wick sizes, even though I was warned that this shape would not work. I rationalized that if it wouldn't work, why would Hobby Lobby include it in their candle making aisle? Wouldn't Hobby Lobby have tested the jar first? or consulted someone who had? All the professional suppliers test everything. I filled it to the proper level with wax, allowing head space for a heat sink, so about 1/2" below the tops of those curved oval shapes, and about 1/2" above the widest part of the jar. The pros were right, the neck is too narrow in proportion to the lower part of the jar, which causes a chimney effect and makes the wick smoke like crazy. It's the most smoke I've ever seen a candle produce! Also, correct wick size for the widest part of the jar would be too big and hot for the narrower part of the jar. I don't know why this jar is included in the candle making aisle, unless it's meant to be filled up with pebble and set a tea light in there, that might work, but I didn't test it.
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