lining wooden molds - part 1

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  1. Nov 19, 2012 #1

    Seifenblasen

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    A couple weeks ago I wrote something about it takes only a few minutes to line a mold with freezer paper. Not sure if I am doing it the best way, but it works for me and it is fast. Here we go:

    Cut a piece of freezer paper a few inches bigger than the inside of the mold. (Ends removed).
    [attachment=0:1t9b1osb]step_1.jpg[/attachment:1t9b1osb]

    Use the end pieces to create creases along the long sides.
    [attachment=1:1t9b1osb]step_2.jpg[/attachment:1t9b1osb]

    Use fingers to make an impression/crease at the short end. Repeat with the other side.
    [attachment=2:1t9b1osb]step_3.jpg[/attachment:1t9b1osb]

    Fold the paper at four places, using the creases as guides.
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    Pleat the paper.
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  2. Nov 23, 2012 #2

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    Where did you get a mold where you can remove the ends.
     
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    I think I'm going to try to make a few. If Nancy Today can make one so can I. Someone on another site put up the directions for making them at home. Thanks for your reply.
     
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    I made some very nice molds for my wife and would be happy to build them for anyone on the forum, send me a message.
     
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    Easy peezy - lots of youtube vids show you how to make your own. This is probably one of the best imho. Pick up some cheap white wood at your local big box home store and go for it. Cheap.

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    As for lining them - HAH! I have struggled with that since day one and continue to do so. (sigh)
     
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    I like your signature. I also am going to do a little reading today.:)
     
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    Wood molds...removable ends

    My husband made me several of these....really easy yo use and line!
     
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    This might be a dumb question, but is freezer paper the same thing as butcher paper? I was looking for something with one side shinier than the other but I only found butcher paper. It's about the same on both sides. :confused:

    I also wanted to ask what the people here use to line their wood molds.
     
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    You want paper that is coated ( shiny) on one side that's what makes it not stick. You can also use heat resistant Mylar, it reuseable.
     
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    So if you have a mold with removable ends the soap comes out easy? Providing of course it's lined with the freezer paper....?
     
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    I looked but didn't find paper that is shiny on one side. Where can I buy it? I thought for sure that I would find it at Smart & Final but no luck. Does anyone have success using wax paper?
     
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    I'm fairly certain that any wal mart and most grocery stores would have it. It's just called freezer paper usually by Reynolds a blue and white or blue and gold box. Never tried wax paper!
     
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    Any and every grocery store has freezer paper... Look where the wax paper and aluminum foil is and you will see it. Any store brand will work. Me personally I don't use freezer paper but instead kitchen garbage bags... The cheap ones! I like those better!! Everyone has their ways of doing things. ImageUploadedBySoap Making1379965291.768863.jpg


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    won't garbage bags melt if the soap gells and gets hot? I'm thinking of using that too, can't get freezer paper in the Netherlands (except maybe for craft supplies at 100x the cost). Or would baking paper work?
     
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    I've used Saran wrap (plastic cling film) which is thinner than kitchen garbage bags with my gelled soap and it has never melted.


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    If you want to take the time and spend the money, get some resistant mylar. That's what I did and I love them. Make them once and use them a bunch!
     
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    I've never seen freezer paper where I live either.
    And I'm originally from Canada so I know exactly what I'm looking for :)

    I'm fond of cavity moulds, since I can't cut a straight line to save my life, so these days I pretty much don't line anything.
     
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    Eve, soap in gel is not hot enough to melt plastic - so no worries there .....

    I actually bought a plastic table covering (the type some restaurants use to put over their tablecloths), and have cut pieces to fit my molds that need lining - so now I have re-useable lining for each mold, which I wash and dry after each batch. It saves a lot of time cutting paper to size, and reduces my disposables. And it wasn't very expensive because you can buy the plastic by the meter (so I just bought a short length, which cost about 1 or 2 Euros).


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    I use baking paper and I think the results are great. Just don't let your soap sit on it for ages.
     
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