Made a soap cutter today

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    Soulboy1973

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    Well, after looking at prices of soap cutters and with me not being a soap business realising the cost just isn’t worth it I decided to knock up one of my own. I looked at photos of several cutters and some videos of cutters being used and made one. I am waiting for my guitar string to come then I’ll be ready to use it. What do you think. It cost around $5.00 in total.
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    Neat :)

    Wish I had the skills (and spare time lol) to make my own. Or I had someone with the skills to make one for me lol
     
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    Thanks @Dawni. I'm lucky in that I have a trade background so am able to make things myself and also have the tools needed to hand even though the tools were only a drill and a jigsaw. That's why I enjoy making soap. I like to see something and have a go, it keeps my mind active.
     
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    Looks very smart. You will have to let us know how it works for you. :)
     
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    Good for you. I'm still using a cheese slicer...works for me right now.
     
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    I got a cheese slicer and it did work well to be honest. I just got cutter envy from watching YT videos.
     
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    It looks great!
     
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    Wonderful! I wish I could make one, but I lack the tools and knowledge.
     
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    Good. Congratulation!
    I also made one for a few pennies. Pretty nasty, but it works fine. It has a steel string.
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    Nice, well done
     
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    Thank You!
     
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    Looks great! Any chance you'll put dimensions and instructions in a public place like Pinterest?
     
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    Nice job. Some frinds made one for me, but yours looks really professional
     
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    I’m not on pintrest but I am happy to share here.

    Thank you so much.
     
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    Why is the top so tall on those ? You could have made a few more slicers with that much metal/wood.
     
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    What did you use for the "handle"?
     
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    You mean the handle? 1) Because not everyone makes the same size bars. 2) Leverage.
     
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    It's how I like it. Show me yours
     
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    The frame of the jigsaw is ample for me to do this.
     
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    Are suggesting using a jigsaw modified for this, or that your photo, the metal WAS a jigsaw? I had not seen one that "deep" in the past. I am intrigued tho, as the jigsaw idea, if I could figure out how to "attach" to a hinge seems a pretty straight forward way to achieve this.
     
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