In the drawing method, several hundred meters of wick between two rotation drums are repeatedly drawn through a hot wax bath. A layer of wax is applied to the wick each time it passes through the bath. The candle grows to the desired diameter, like the growth rings of a tree. Once the required diameter has been achieved, the column is sent to the cutting machine where it is cut to the specified candle length. The top and bottom of the candle are then fashioned into the desired shape. This manufacturing process is mainly used for simple household candles.