Introduction: Cardboard Burner

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Step 1: Things Your Going to Need

You will need the following items.

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  • 20 X Tea Cake Candles (Approximately)
  • A Side Of A Large Corrugated Cardboard Box
  • Marker Pen
  • Pair Of Scissors
  • Pliers
  • Ruler
  • Tin To Build Your Burner Inside

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

  • An Apron Or Old Clothing
  • Safety Glasses

Step 2: Prepping

Now Empty Your Tin, With Mine I Emptied The Sweets Into A Bag For Later On. YUMMY

Step 3: Washing

Now due to having the remaining powder within the tin I washed both lid and tin and dried ready.

Step 4: Measuring

Now you want the cardboard to sit snug within the tin and not to high that the lid no longer fits.

Mine roughly measured 34mm in depth to the under lip.

Step 5: Measuring and Cutting

Now with the 34mm depth of the tin I cut my corrugated cardboard strips to also the same height and kept the full length.

Step 6: Coiling

With all my strips of cardboard cut to size I started to coil it up in my hand and as one length ran out I added another. This worked out I used about 8 strips of cardboard.

Once all this was coiled up I then squeezed it into the tin. (Looking Like The Photos Above)

Step 7: Tin Lid

With the coil of cardboard now inside I re-checked the lid to make sure it still fitted snug and didn't drop off if the tin was held upside down.

Step 8: WARNING

ALL ACTIONS AND INJURIES CAUSED WHEN DOING THIS PROJECT IS DOWN TO YOURSELF AND I HOLD NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INJURIES YOU INCUR.

Step 9: Melting the Wax

Here you can see I had a tin of wax from a previous Instructables project.

"Fire Pads" - https://www.instructables.com/id/Fire-Pads/

After re-melting the wax on a low temperature on the gas hob to stop from spitting, smoke and Auto Ignition.

to get to this stage you want to take you Tea Cake Candles and remove them form the tin case and remove the metal plug underneath, Sometime this will remove the wick at the same time, but if it doesn't then just pull the wick loose with the pliers.

Now gently lower into the tin and allow to slowly melt,

**You can add a small amount of paraffin to allow it to burn better, However I don't use any as I find it can make the food taste funny.

WARNING !!! - DO NOT LEAVE THE TIN EMPTY ON THE FLAME BUT IF YOU DO PLEASE ALLOW THE TIN TO COOL BEFORE ADDING ANOTHER CANDLE TO THE TIN FOR MELTING.

Step 10: Pouring

With the pliers pinch onto the wax tin and very slowly pour the liquid wax into the corrugated card tin "Watch out this can spit"

This may take two trips depending on the size of your wax melting tin.

NOW LEAVE TO COOL

Step 11: Pot Bars

With some spare wire I made two C clips that can be pushed into the cardboard and sit a pot on them, if made to the right size then should lay flat in the top of the tin and the lid should also fit.

I hope you enjoyed making this and please leave a comment.

Comments

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12Samzo34 (author)2015-10-11

Going to be trying this today. I have exactly the same Lidl sweet tin!

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zimiri1 (author)2015-10-01

I love the step by step instructions and pictures and warnings as to specific dangers in specific parts of the process. Not every one has the expierience to expect such dangers in this fun and simple, and ofcourse affordable and effective project. ty

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Capsos (author)2015-09-12

Another idea would be to buy one of these. Scoop the gel out and full can with corrugated cardboard then pour gel in and allow to soak into cardboard. I bet itl last ages. Irl try soon but if you guys get the chance please let me know how how well it works.

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ozifred (author)2015-09-08

Great idea. Thank you so much for this. How long does it burn for please? Thank you again

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Capsos (author)ozifred2015-09-08

I tend to carry a bag or ground candle wax i have grated down with a cheese grater, and keep adding it to the flames and it keeps going. But without adding extra mine has lasted just over 6 hrs

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ozifred (author)Capsos2015-09-12

Thank you. 6 hours is excellent and shaving candle was is genius. Thank you very much for the tip

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lime3D (author)2015-09-10

These work great. Tuna fish cans are the perfect size, if you don't have a candy tin handy.

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