Profession candle maker
Candle makers mold candles, place the wick in the middle of the mold and fill the mold with wax, by hand or machine. They remove the candle from the mold, scrape off excess wax and inspect the candle for any deformities.
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- Artistic / Realistic
- Types of waxes
Waxes are organic compounds composed of alkyl chains and they can have different origins. There are animal waxes such as beewax, plant waxes such as soja or palm wax, and petroleum derived waxes.
- Candle making techniques
The characteristics and specifications of candle making techniques which comprise wax melting and candles containers.
- Insert wick
Cut the wick to specified length and insert it into the mould of the candle.
- Tend wax bleaching machinery
Tend machinery used in candlemaking such as vats and filter presses to bleach wax.
- Drip candles
Drip wicks in heated wax repeatedly to create candles, either by hand or machine.
- Cool candles in baths
Dip the candles or molds into a water bath in order to accelerate cooling and create a shinier surface.
- Fill moulds
Fill up moulds with appropriate materials and ingredient mixes.
- Control temperature
Measure and adjust temperature of a given space or object.
- Use moulding techniques
Apply moulding techniques.
- Ensure conformity to specifications
Ensure that the assembled products are conform to the specifications given.
- Construct moulds
Construct moulds for the casting of objects in plaster, clay, glass, plastic or metal. Use casting machines and materials such as rubber, plaster or fibreglass.
- Melt wax
Safely heat wax to the correct temperature so it melts and becomes a pliable susbtance.
- Grade candles
Rate candles according to type, colour and size.
- Dye candles
Apply a dye to the candle wax to obtain the desired colour.
- Shape candles
Cut and trim candles to specified sizes, using handtools such as knives or hand dies.
- Extract products from moulds
Remove finished products from moulds and examine them in detail for anomalies.