Bradenton, Florida, United States
I'm a retired principle engineer and a Vietnam Veteran.I served as a UH-1D/C crew chief in the 170th Assault Helicopter Comp
Today, my interests focus mainly around candle making, and staying well. I was very active in sailing, scuba diving, underwater photography, fly fishing, fly tying. I love dogs especially basset hounds and recently lost my best friend "Girlfriend".
Skills and Techniques
I came up with a different kind of Sand Candle as an entry in a candle making contest in 2007. The candle is called a Sand Pot Candle. I enjoy making the sand and wax castings that I finish into pots. I fill the pots with scented palm wax and a wick. Two techniques I have developed are color blending and streaking in paraffin wax. Color blending is where I use two colors of wax in the same candle. Instead of a very discernible separation of color, the color gradually changes from one color to a
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