I made my first pillar but it was a challenge. The first time pouring turned out to be a disaster as I didn't seal the bottom well enough and the wax just went right into the pan the mold was sitting in. Phew, I was actually thinking. Hehehe... So another go round with a LOT more duct tape and success! A little wax still seeped out but nothing like the first time. I used IGI 4625 and did have to do a second pour to fill in the sink hole. After a few minutes in the freezer, it popped right now and was completely smooth. This will go to my first paying customer! Definitely going to look at some other options to help seal the wick hole but overall, the mold is excellent.