I repeat the use of tinder in this one, but probably better than not mentioning it at all! Be careful if you make spunks, the fumes can be a bit much! The sulphur does not run much when you melt it, so you could heat it over the fire on a flat piece of tin if you wish. Do not put too much on the wooden splint, just dip the splint in the moulten sulphur and wipe off the excess on the tin. You will note that after I have lit the candle, that a flaming drop of sulphur drops from the splint! A sign of a little too much sulphur.