To print, or not to print, that is the question...
This here is another DIY candle mold, this time a spooky human skull! A few more Halloween themed things and molds can be found here!
Creating one is simple:
Source candle wax and wick (you can melt store bought candles for both)
Print all parts (PETG or similar high-ish temperature plastic recommended)
Insert the wick in the slot
Lock the mold with the two rings and seal the gap of the two halves with tape etc.
Melt the wax to around 70 degrees C (158 Freedom units)
Cast the candle (fill the mold to the circular neck, don't top it off fully)
Let it cool before separating the mold
Enjoy bony candle light!
Some waxes shrink when cooled, so you might want to fill in the cavity formed by this. Cut the wick before this for a clean bottom, which can be leveled with melting the excess wax off by pressing the candle on a hot surface.
Check out my other designs here: https://www.thingiverse.com/Superbeasti/designs
das Filament PETG
The rings are printed solid, and the mold with 4 perimeters. The mold itself needs supports for the bottom.