Wicks

Discussion in 'Products of the Hive' started by Hobie, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    Has anyone found a good source for candle wicking? I was going to buy from Brushy Mtn, but paying $10 shipping on a $9 roll just rubs me the wrong way.

    Local craft stores seem to only carry votive candle supplies.
     
  2. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    If you can wait a month, I believe Brushy has free shipping east of the Mississippi in December...I think.

    Here's a link to Lehman's. My sister put me on to the place; we got stove blacking and kerosene lamp wicks from them.

    http://non-electric.lehmans.com/search# ... icks&asug=

    They're in Ohio, so the shipping may be a little better.

    Walt
     

  3. Zulu

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    Amazon has 100 ft for $4 and $5 shipping
     
  4. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    Thanks for the leads!

    However, now I have a question on size. I am making 10" tapers (about 1" diameter.) Brushy Mtn said to use 2/0 square braid, but the Lehman's site recommends 15 ply flat (and lists the 2/0 for larger diameter candles.)

    Does anyone have experience with what works best? (especially for a beginner...!) Would hate to embarrass myself with Christmas gifts that sputtered and smoked.
     
  5. Iddee

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    Beeswax candles take a larger wick than paraffin candles. That may be why Brushy recommends the bigger one.
     
  6. Hobie

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    Good to know! Even better since that is what I ordered. (Found some on ebay, but I think Amazon has a slightly better price.)