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How to make an universal wick holder?

An efficient tool does not have to be expensive or difficult to make and/or use...
This simplistic project shows you how to make an universal wick holder. I call it universal because it will keep straight and centered the thinnest wick as well as a one inch thick core candle.


Specifications
  • Difficulty: easy as 1, 2, 3
  • Time needed: 5 minutes


  • What do you need?
  • 2 bamboo skewers (+- 20cm),
  • 2 small nuts whose whole is just wide enough to accomodate the two skewers.

  • How to make the universal wick holder?

    1 Nothing technical here, you could make it with your eyes closed and your hands behind your back.
    Hold the two skewers together and, on each side, thread one of the small nuts. That's all folks!

    Depending on what you want to keep straight, a wick or a core candle, slide the nuts closer or further away from each other along the skewers: the closer they are fro meach other, the harder the skewers will be pressed together and the higher the pressure on what is stuck between them will be.


    2 Insert the wick (or the core candle) between the two skewers and between the two nuts. Adjust the pressure using the nuts as explained above.


    3 As you can see on picture 3, this very simple tool makes it very simple to hold a core candle centered in a mold (used here to create an ice candle).

    That's it, you've just spent two minutes making an inexpensive little tool that will more than probably help you many, many times...


    If you don't have any nuts by the hand, just use a few rubber bands



    A few seconds are all it takes to make an universal wick holder: it will hold in place the thinnest wick as well as the thickest core candle
    A few seconds are all it takes to make an universal wick holder: it will hold in place the thinnest wick as well as the thickest core candle


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    On each side, thread a nut around the skewers
    1On each side, thread a nut around the skewers

    To hold a thin wick, slide the nuts closer together; for a core candle, slide them away from each other
    2To hold a thin wick, slide the nuts closer together; for a core candle, slide them away from each other

    A simple but very helpful little tool!
    3A simple but very helpful little tool!

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