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  1. John Harris liked jcandleattic's post in the thread And another thing!.

    No, soap does not have to be covered, but possibly could develop ash if left uncovered, and probably would not go into gel, depending on...

    Nov 13, 2019 at 2:44 AM
  2. John Harris liked CatahoulaBubble's post in the thread And another thing!.

    I don't cover mine and I don't care if my soap gels or not. And with my oatmeal milk and honey soap it goes right into the fridge...

    Nov 13, 2019 at 2:43 AM
  3. John Harris replied to the thread What soapy thing have you done today?.

    Just finished a 12 bar batch of a favorite recipe (heavy on the lard). All covered and insulated. I scented it with a Nag Champa FO...

    Nov 13, 2019 at 2:41 AM
  4. John Harris liked Mobjack Bay's post in the thread Unveiled soap a disappointment.

    @John Harris I would needed a helper with that knife :)

    Nov 12, 2019 at 1:52 AM
  5. John Harris liked beckster51's post in the thread Unveiled soap a disappointment.

    When I replied, I had not seen the picture of Millie's mold above. That is how mine works as well. The insert is so tight that when I...

    Nov 12, 2019 at 1:52 AM
  6. John Harris liked beckster51's post in the thread Unveiled soap a disappointment.

    I have an adjustable loaf mold that I bought off ebay years ago. It simply has a small wooden insert that you place into the mold to...

    Nov 12, 2019 at 1:52 AM
  7. John Harris liked Millie's post in the thread Unveiled soap a disappointment.

    Can't get over that knife. The SIZE OF A COUCH!!!!

    Nov 12, 2019 at 1:52 AM
  8. John Harris liked Millie's post in the thread Unveiled soap a disappointment.

    @John Harris That is AWESOME!!!!! @Mobjack Bay Oops I think it's called frisket film. But packing tape sounds good too. Blocks held up...

    Nov 12, 2019 at 1:52 AM
  9. John Harris liked Mobjack Bay's post in the thread Unveiled soap a disappointment.

    I need one! What holds the interior blocks in place? Just friction/pressure? And what the heck is frisket tape? :) ETA: packing...

    Nov 12, 2019 at 1:52 AM
  10. John Harris attached a file to the thread Unveiled soap a disappointment.

    This is a pic of my soap knife. It is 4 feet long. Made for me by a sheet metal worker friend. I had the cutting edge sharpened and...

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  11. John Harris liked Millie's post in the thread Unveiled soap a disappointment.

    Ok, not sure if I should be feeling proud (they are my very own design!) or embarrassed by how grubby they look. They have seen a lot of...

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  12. John Harris liked dixiedragon's post in the thread Unveiled soap a disappointment.

    I second (or third) the smacking. Just to be safe, close your eyes or wear eye protection when smacking. You can also use a silicone...

    Nov 11, 2019 at 3:46 PM
  13. John Harris liked Dawni's post in the thread What soapy thing have you done today?.

    [ATTACH] Triple butter soap, with shea, mango and cocoa butters... Colored with red sandalwood powder and pink clay. Scented with...

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  14. John Harris liked Millie's post in the thread Unveiled soap a disappointment.

    Ok, I'll do a photo shoot when the baby takes her nap :)

    Nov 11, 2019 at 3:06 PM
  15. John Harris liked shunt2011's post in the thread Melting Pails of Palm Oil.

    In small quantities I did melt it. When I switched to 50 lbs at a time I just scooped down through the layers. Never had an issue but I...

    Nov 11, 2019 at 3:05 PM