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Container Idea

Discussion in 'The Smoking Lounge' started by user3610, Feb 21, 2013.

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  1. user3610

    user3610 Member

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    House of Calabash's website shows some cork-topped containers that inspired this. Sure, they take a little work to get the wax/smell out, but a run through the dish washer helps Plus...
    1) They're cheap
    2) They're air tight for the most part
    3) Easier to access than a mason jar
    4) They come in various sizes
    5) I get bonus points from the wife for buying candles

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    I'm sure they're not good for long-term storage, but for everyday use I think they're perfect.
     
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  2. bubbagump

    bubbagump Well-Known Member

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    You can get those jars at Wal-Mart or Target for a couple bucks each (minus the cleaning hassle).:D
     
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  3. TWolf

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    Very clever. I guess the scent from the candles would be the concern. Were you able to kill it entirely? On the other hand, Navy Flake with a Gardenia top note? :)
     
  4. user3610

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    I actually started buying the empty ones, but these are relatively the same price and are easily disguised as a gift for the wife. Dishwasher kills the smell.
     
  5. bubbagump

    bubbagump Well-Known Member

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    Haha. Ok. Well played.
     
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  6. MatthewB

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    Yeah. But isn't the dishwasher killing the scent by melting the little bits of wax left and depositing it in your drain pipes? I would imagine after doing this for a while you're going to have a problem.
     
  7. user3610

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    Well, no 99.9% of that wax comes out by hand. I just wait until the candle is gone/cooled and bust it up with a knife and remove. Dishwasher is really just removing a film/scent.
     
  8. Stonewall

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    Damn the Torpedos!
     
  9. derrickyoung

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    My wife was greeted when she got home tonight with the soaker tub filled and 4 of these candles burning away around the tub.

    She thinks I am such a nice guy.
     
  10. user3610

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    Good man!
     
  11. briarhoff

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    Great idea. What else can we disguise?

    "Look honey, you can blow bubbles with this briar toy I bought you? What? That's for kids? Ok, well, maybe I can use it for something else. I just wanted to buy you something special. It's the thought that counts."
     
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  12. capt dave

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    fred's... they are the low price leader.
     
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    "Hi honey, how do you like this potpourri I just bought? It's called Squadron Leader."
     
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