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Candle Holders! [message #45632] Sat, 17 March 2012 23:58 UTC Go to next message
avatar skatersollie  is currently offline skatersollie
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Noticed alot of poeple are using shapeways to design candle holders...Isn't it a fire hazard to use the plastics? I noticed everyone is offering their candle holders in plastics

Re: Candle Holders! [message #45697 is a reply to message #45632 ] Mon, 19 March 2012 16:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar denali3ddesign  is currently offline denali3ddesign
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If the plastic is exposed to open flame or enough heat, it will burn. Most people are using LED tea candles for their candle holders, but here is a link to one I designed in WSF that works just fine with regular tea candles. It has been in use for about a year now with no trouble. It works because no plastic is exposed to the rising hot air. I also sprayed 6 coats of clear acrylic on to seal it, so that may (or may not) increase heat resistance.

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Re: Candle Holders! [message #45784 is a reply to message #45697 ] Wed, 21 March 2012 10:50 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Bathsheba  is currently offline Bathsheba
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Ceramic ftw!

I wondered whether the upper lobes of this would crack from heatshock, but I've been burning this for a week, sometimes in drafty conditions, and so far so good.

-Bathsheba http://bathsheba.com

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