- Sep 20, 2019
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I recently bought Wild Platanica's square pull through plates which are made to fit in the quart dairy containers. I really like them and the smaller square size of the soap. But my problem is... I do not buy a lot of those dairy containers or use the dairy products when I buy the containers. I could make lots of homemade butter and freeze it I suppose... So I want to make my own molds. But I cant decide what material to use. Wood would be the easiest to build, but the hardest to use... lining and sealing/capping the bottom. Acrylic would be cool and I know there are acrylic molds out there. But all the YouTube videos on building with acrylic warn to keep away from heat. Does soap get hot enough to melt or warp acrylic? And my last option is HDPE, which I think is best, but is all HDPE grainy like cutting boards? Will my soaps edges have a texture? I'm finding company's online that extrude 3" square acrylic tubes, but they are quite expensive! $30 bucks a foot & sold in 6 to 10 feet length. The are pretty though... nice curved corners, that would probably not fit my 2.75" diameter plate.... just thinking out loud here! Any suggestions greatly appreciated!!!