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A Glowing Success Story in Candlemaking!

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Beeskep II began as a kitchen operation in 1993.  The unique designs and high quality of the 100% pure beeswax candles quickly turned Beeskep II into a thriving candlemaking enterprise.


To meet a growing demand, Beeskep II started making their own candle molds with Smooth-On mold rubbers

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"My own molds are lasting much longer which cuts down on my labor and material costs.  I literally get thousands of castings from a single Smooth-On mold."     ---- Bob Maring, Beeskep II

Beeskep II uses Smooth-On's PMC-744 and PMC-746
to make all of their production molds.

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Beeskep II has refined their mold techniques over the years, and offers tips for making production candle molds from simple wooden models.

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Step 1:  Plastic tubing is cut in half and will serve to contain the liquid
             mold rubber.

Step 2:  The model is mounted on a wooden base.

Step 3:  The model is sealed with Smooth-On SuperSeal™ and allowed to dry.

Step 4:  Ease Release™  release agent (from Smooth-On) is applied to the model and plastic tubing to prevent the rubber from sticking.

Step 5:  The plastic tubing halves are assembled around the model and base, and are then secured with hose clamps.  A holding fixture is positioned to center the model and prevent movement when the rubber is poured.

Step 6:  Parts A & B are dispensed into a clean mixing container and thoroughly mixed.

Step 7:  The mixed rubber is slowly poured into the plastic tubing around the model. The liquid rubber is then allowed to cure overnight.

Step 8:  Next day, the plastic halves are removed. The wood model separates easily from the mold cavity.

Step 9:  Hot beeswax (160º F / 70°C) is then poured into the mold cavity and allowed to cool.

Step 10:  The finished wax casting is then removed from the mold, yielding a perfect copy.

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With this single rubber mold, Beeskep II
will make thousands of candles