Introduction: 3Dprint Custom Candle

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Probably the easiest way to manufacture the 3Dprinting customized candle

Step 1: Find a STL File

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Thanks to Thingiverse, we can upload and download the pretty model for free in the Webpage.

Download my OriginalMold ( and we get a Moai statue model as examples.

Step 2: Tinker It (1)

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Open TinkerCAD (

Click "creat new design"

Step 3: Choose File and Import Them

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we should import OriginalMold twice or copy&paste it on workplane

Step 4: Tinker It(2)

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Move moai statue and paraboloid to the center of mold, then click Hole button

Delete right mold and “Group” rest

We obtained a Moai mold

Step 5: Tinker It (3)

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Click Download for 3Dprinting, choose ".stl".

Step 6: Slice

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Open moai mold in CURA to get Gcode

Step 7: Print It

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3Dprinted moai mold(our 3Dprinter WolfWorks

Step 8: Play Time

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material:modelling clay

Step 9: Don't Forget Candle

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don't forget our ultimate aim is make a moai candle

Step 10: Melt Candle

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Put a melted candle into mold, Then wait for half an hour.

Step 11: I Made It

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@AlmusYang on thingiverse / instagram / weibo subscribe me to get the latest and most fun information

Step 12: Subscribe and Make It

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OriginalMold and other molds

hope you enjoy (●'v'●)/


skitcher1101 (author)2017-10-22

Cool! In Cura 2.7 and later you can turn any stl into a 2 part mold somewhere in the settings

Cyberchipz (author)2015-07-13

Wonderful, thanks for this. I use Blender, and creating a block for use with a 3D solid model is easy. I just use the Boolean and difference option to create the inverse of the model into the block. Do the same with a cone, to create the pour hole and add registration marks to ensure the mold lines up. With the same Boolean function, it's possible to use cylinders to not only create the holes with a booliean difference, but, the other half can use Boolean Union, to create the plugs that will act as the positive registrations for the mold.

Inspired by this Instructable, I would like to add one for using Blender with the same Moai model. Thank you so much for this. I'm sure this will work for soap molds too, which will make my wife happy! XD

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-09-13

They turned out really neat! Thanks for sharing!

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