The next addition to the shelf: a ball-jar lamp candle!
My parents gave us the lid and wick at Christmas. We found a whole bunch of Ball and Mason jars of assorted sizes down in our basement (I was completely giddy about the discovery) and this one fit perfectly! This past Saturday I passed some lamp oil in Walmart and was motivated to finally assemble it all!
I’ve since pulled the wick down a bit so the flame isn’t so high. Still, every time I light it the smoke is tinged with black. I don’t want dirty walls or ceilings… is the black just a temporary thing, just “breaking in” the wick? Is it the lamp oil? What gives? Any ideas?