|Project by Broda||posted 1598 days ago||869 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
i saw these on a home improvement show a while ago and just haven’t gotten around to posting them yet.
i had a lenght of bamboo about 80mm wide and i cut them to the desired lengths. i melted down some old candles and used the natural “nodes” (which are the circular membrane structures inside the tubes) to keep the wax from falling to the bottom (the nodes should be about 3cm from the top depending on how long you want the candles to burn for)
while the wax was still wet i put in some wicks and then let the wax dry.
a hint for putting in the wicks:
cut wick to desired length
tie wick around a long skewer
lay skewer across bamboo and let the wick dangle into the wax
let dry and cut off wicks at desired hieght.
Fun and easy
comments and critiques welcome. (by the way, i finger painted the bamboo afterwards)
-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-