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    Obsidian replied to the thread Coronavirus.
    Our region finally passed a mask mandate, the first since this all started. I really didn't think many people would actually follow the...
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    Obsidian replied to the thread Coronavirus.
    My test came back negative. I'm relieved not to have exposed my family. It was a big wake up call that I need to be more careful.
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    Obsidian replied to the thread Color ideas.
    Brown can be nice if its done right. This is my last brown soap, used oxide. It has a bit of a red undertone which I really like. If I...
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    Obsidian replied to the thread Color ideas.
    I would do uncolored base, some wisps of two tone grey, a little chestnut brown and gold. This was my bourbon street, looked pretty...
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    Obsidian reacted to beckster51's post in the thread Coronavirus with Like Like.
    Me, too, Obsidian! I am a nurse, and I have been closely following development of the vaccines. They stop a drug/vaccine trial if...
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    Obsidian replied to the thread Coronavirus.
    Science has came a long way since then and the covid vaccines have been tested, no one has died. I personally can't wait to get in line...
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    Obsidian replied to the thread Bars Keep Cracking When Cut.
    Could be a combo of waiting too long to cut and the butcher knife. The thick spine of the knife acts as a wedge, causing cracking at the...
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    That really helps lol. The couple times I tried, it was a disaster. Most all the soap dissolved in the water and what was left felt waxy...
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    Obsidian replied to the thread Curing and plastic wrap and Ash.
    I do believe cutting early can contribute to more ash, especially if the soap didn't gel since its lye reacting with air that creates...
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    Why not just make soap with a small negative SF so you can skip the salting out all together or do you also want the glycerin removed...
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    Obsidian replied to the thread Deer Tallow Soap..
    When you render your deer fat, don't over heat it and wash it a couple times if its smelly. I got bear fat this year that was absolutely...
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    Obsidian reacted to Jersey Girl's post in the thread Coronavirus with Like Like.
    I feel for you as I suffer with anxiety too. Saying a prayer for you. It will be over soon. ❤️
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    Obsidian reacted to dibbles's post in the thread Coronavirus with Like Like.
    I hope the results come back soon and with a negative so you can relax. 🤗
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    Obsidian replied to the thread Deer Tallow Soap..
    Looks like a decent soap. Its a bit high on the cleansing but I find most guys don't have mind too much. If you have dry skin, you might...
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    I've been melting my oils in a microwave for years now. Plan on small batches and nothing too intricate so you don't have to pack a...
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