How do I heat an exposed wire to cut candles?

Hello, I am a first time questioner, hope this is in the right place.

I enjoy making candles, but the bases are never even, and my attempts to level are even worse.  I want to use a turntable and somehow pass a current through a suspended wire (like in a toaster?) enabling an even cut, but not resulting in an insurance claim because I burned the house down.

Any ideas?


bwrussell5 years ago
Search Instructables for a Hot Wire Cutter.
keydogstony5 years ago
Just find a piece of copper wire and heat it over an open flame like a Gas Stove or Small Sterno and there you go.....

canucksgirl5 years ago
If you're just looking to get a straight, even cut, then I would recommend you look at this instructable. For less than $30 you can build a hot wire cutter. It's commonly used to cut foam, but it would work more or less the same way with wax.

If you have any questions, just reply. ;)