Watching A period piece film and wondering if, before gas and electric lighting, having a roomful of candles ever really illuminated things as much as they appear here or were all large rooms of the time like spotily-lit caverns after dark? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage
on Jul 28, 2014 -
How can I stick glass mason jars to an (outdoor) wood railing without damaging the railing when I remove them? [more inside]
posted by torisaur
on Sep 4, 2012 -
I need help finding a company that takes your existing wine bottle and turns it into a pillar candle by cutting off the top and pouring a candle into it. I believe it was in OR or WA. [more inside]
posted by bq
on Jan 6, 2011 -
Just how much brighter/cleaner/longer did spermaceti candles burn than beeswax or tallow candles? [more inside]
posted by .kobayashi.
on Oct 14, 2010 -
I have a candle and its brightness is exactly one candle power or candela. If I buy a 10,000 candle power torch/flashlight, does that mean it's 10,000 times brighter (and what does that mean) or that I can see it 10,000 times further away? Are these the same thing and why do they seem unbelievable?
posted by westerly
on Jun 8, 2010 -
Candles, incense, and even deodorant are linked with cancer. What can I use to make my house smell nice that hasn't already been proven to make me sick? [more inside]
posted by lexfri
on Aug 31, 2009 -
My friends keep bees...they have a ton of beeswax lying around. How do you make candles out of raw beeswax?
posted by QAF
on Mar 13, 2009 -
Where can I buy Hanukkah candles tomorrow in Brooklyn- as close to Brooklyn Heights as possible?
posted by cheerwine
on Dec 21, 2008 -
Candles vs fluorescent light bulbs smackdown: which produces more greenhouse gases? Which one is environmentally friendlier when you figure in all the emissions? [more inside]
posted by storybored
on Sep 11, 2008 -
How can I safely remove candle wax from metal baking sheets so that a) the surfaces of the baking sheets don't get scratched, and b) they're food-safe again? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie
on Feb 14, 2008 -
My wife makes centerpieces for weddings and parties. I am posting here to ask the community's help in locating a product she needs. She is trying to find clear, floating, gel candles. I have searched high and low but have yet to find them. Many places sell gel for making your own candles, and also many places sell colored floating gel candles, but none seem to carry clear gel floating candles. Where can I get these candles for her? She is on a time crunch so if the vendor is in the Los Angeles area, that would be even better. [more inside]
posted by Ezrie
on Jun 12, 2007 -
Not-so-girly Girly-Man Filter: Help a Canadian find scented candles that won't clash with his Y-chromosome. [more inside]
posted by CKmtl
on Feb 5, 2007 -
I am going to be selling my wares at an outdoor arts and crafts show in a couple of weeks. This show usually gets a turnout of anywhere from 20,000 to 60,000 people, depending on the weather. I am looking for suggestions on making this a success. [more inside]
posted by Ostara
on Oct 8, 2006 -
Can anyone give me some advice on where to get Hanukkah/menorah candles today, here in Salem, Oregon? Specifically, anyone know if the big box stores, or Hallmark, etc. are carrying them. Normally me mum has sent them but not to be this year...
posted by docpops
on Dec 24, 2005 -
What sorts of things do scented candles put into the air? I am wondering whether or not they release some sort of chemicals that might be harmful to one's lungs and also if anything is released that might create a film/buildup or cause problems for electronics, etc.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs
on Dec 14, 2005 -
Candles. Recently I've discovered the joy of using mainly candles at night to light my house, especially when I'm just relaxing watching TV or on the computer. I use mainly pillar and votive candles. I have two problems with candles.
1) The flame flickers heavily (I've been told to trim my wicks to alleviate this)
2) The candles constantly go out, because there is huge concave shape in the candle as the candle burns. Should I trim the candle somehow?
posted by patrickje
on Jun 7, 2004 -