Author Options:

How do I heat an exposed wire to cut candles? Answered

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?


3 Replies

bwrussell (author)2012-03-29

Search Instructables for a Hot Wire Cutter.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

keydogstony (author)2012-03-29

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.....


Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

canucksgirl (author)2012-03-29

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. ;)

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer