Introduction: Metal, Oil Burning Candle
This is a small candle made of metal I used from around the house.
Note: The candle I'm making is only a small version. You could easily make a bigger one with a big metal tray (shoe polish lid) and a bigger nut.
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Step 1: Materals
You will need:
- String (any will do)
- A nut (I cut one off of a chain link)
- A tray (I used a beer bottle cap)
- A hack saw or metal file
- Crazy glue
- A marker
Step 2: Marking the Nut
Take your marker and mark a cross on one end of the nut so it can be cut.
Step 3: Cutting
Using your hack saw of metal file, cut the cross markings about 1 to 3 mm in. You should be able to cut
2 marks at a time.
Step 4: Assembly
Use your Crazy glue and glue the nut with the groves facing down and seal it to the tray. DO NOT CLOG THE GROVES!These let oil get to to wick(string).
Step 5: The Wick
Cut your wick about 1/4" longer than the nut. Once the glue has dried, shove the wick down the nut so it will touch the bottom of the tray.
Step 6: Light
Pour vegetable oil into the tray. Give the wick some time to soak up the oil. Then light the wick.TA DA!
NOTE: If your string is coated with anything it won't work! Also the tray WILL GET HOT!
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