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    Stamping hexagonal patterns into wax for candles - GIF

    Stamping hexagonal patterns into wax for candles.




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    Looks like a machine for making wax foundation for beehives to me. Looks like they are cut the right length to fit the frames as well. It is common for people to roll hive foundation wax to make candles, and someone has decided to produce it in red.

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    It's possible that those wax sheets have different uses. Here's the second half of the candle making process.

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    If somebody put me in front of a stack of those sheets, to be RE-CUT offline, there would immediately be a stand off.
    I'd tape down rails to alleviate eyeballing the measurements - probably doubling rate per hour, and/or adjust cut off on the belt. Either would cost them in expected pay rate. Of course the advance would be prior telling them how.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    If somebody put me in front of a stack of those sheets, to be RE-CUT offline, there would immediately be a stand off.
    I'd tape down rails to alleviate eyeballing the measurements - probably doubling rate per hour, and/or adjust cut off on the belt. Either would cost them in expected pay rate. Of course the advance would be prior telling them how.
    I'd probably sneak over to the line and adjust the sheet width and cut length eliminating the 2nd cutting process entirely. then at a wicking roll set up by adding an additional belt traveling in the opposite direction above the bottom belt to the line a shuttle to draw the wick and a knife to cut it so when the wax dropped from the end of the line it would already be a candle ready for packaging but I'm a lazy sot
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    Well, that's what WE would do, making use of our experience. I was envisioning myself as the worker [no sex change jokes]. I can not imagine being so not invested or lackadaisical to not commence inventing hacks.
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    Usually this is a small time craft business and they buy in the beeswax foundation. The customers like the smell given off by the burning beeswax. I wouldn’t bother to trim the sheets at all. I’d just roll fatter and longer candles, preferably with auto wick insertion and rolling.


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