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A double boiler and wax thermometer is used to heat wax to 200 degrees. Wax is combustible at high heat, even in the absence of open flames. Do not leave heating wax unattended.

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A double boiler and wax thermometer is used to heat candle wax to 200 degrees. Wax is combustible at high heat, even in the absence of open flames. Do not leave heating wax unattended. Photo by Josh Deckard.

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