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Friday, September 11, 2009

How to Shape Loose Incense into a Cone

This is something that I had a bit of trouble with, so I decided to write this blog to help others who may have had this problem.

To begin you will need:


Pen and Paper
Tape
Compass
Scissors
Loose Incense
Saucer



STEP ONE: Using your compass, draw a circle on a sheet of paper. For the purpose of this article, I created a circle by tracing a standard coaster on a sheet of orange paper. Cut the circle out of paper and then cut a triangle shape whose apex is the center of the circle. When you are done your piece of paper should resemble Pac-Man.



STEP TWO: Point Pac-Man's "mouth" towards you. Bring this "lips" together allowing them to over lap a bit. This will give you a wide code. To make the cone more narrow tighten the paper until the cone is the size that you desire, then use tape to secure the cone.








STEP THREE:
Pack your your loose incense into the cone.





STEP FOUR: Holding your little cone up so that no incense spills out, place a saucer upside down on top of it and then turn it over. Place your saucer on a flat surface.




STEP FIVE:
Gently tap the cone and then slowly lift it up revealing your incense cone!




You can now light your incense.

Carolina Dean

References

How to Make Incense Powder and How to Light Them

How to Make a Funnel from Paper

2 comments:

Dr. E. said...

Terribly practical and very helpful! Great post Dean. The Capricorn in me loves things like this.

Carolina Dean said...

Thanks Dr. E, I like doing these little instructional entries, but its so hard to take a picture with one hand sometimes.