I spent a good part of last night trying out different wicks for my tapers. After a few hours of repetitive dipping I finally ended up with two really nice pairs of tapers. So tonight, after they've had plenty of time to cool and solidify, I tested them out to see which wick would burn better.
Normally this process isn't very noteworthy, but you'll see what I mean when I say that the end result cracked me up.
Here are the candles burning after about 40 minutes...so far, so good:
And...here they are about another 30 minutes later:
Any guesses as to which one didn't pass the test? haha. Needless to say, I won't be using the wick that causes the wax to run away from the candlestick. Although it's good for a nice laugh, right?
Ah, the joys of experimentation ;)