Pickle Strainer Swirl?!?

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  1. Mar 16, 2019 #21

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    No, your memory is correct.
    They were about 4 or so inches in diameter, set down flat and had a high pointy middle thing that you smushed the fruit down over.
     
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    It's 375 ml
     
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    I have seen the pickle strainers in some jars of cornichons. Sorry, I can't be more specific than that. It looks like a fun idea and I really want to try it. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Why couldn't you find a cheap plastic measuring cup that would fir the end of your pringles can, and drill random holes into it?

    OR - simply use the top of the pringles can and drill holes into it? then you will know it will fit perfectly? Easy peasy

    You could even do it with a hand drill - or nails and a hammer
     
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    Do you think something made from silicone would be too flexible though? I wonder if pulling it up from the bottom with a thread attached if it would do this from the weight of the soap.
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    I think having it set at the top of the pringles can type mold will give a marbled look rather than segmented. This is strainer pull I saw awhile back, and wonder if there is something that could be adapted for a column mold. Hot glue and the flexible cutting mats from the $ store maybe. Hmmm...
     
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    I think once the idea is in your head, you'll find lots of gadgets that could work, and end up with different potentially cool results because of it. I had the strainer idea pegged for a future month challenge, but wasn't sure what type of mold and what ideas to give people for strainers, so I'll be doing a different challenge idea in May... but maybe this fall I'll revisit the idea for a challenge. :D I love the ideas coming out of this thread, things that I hadn't thought about.

    Edited to clarify a sentence to say what I really meant. My coffee IV hasn't kicked in yet...
     
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    Look what I found at the store! I am 100% sure if this thread had not been started I never would have noticed.
     

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    how big is it? that looks like it would work--where did you get it?
     
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    It was in a bin in the utensils section of WalMart. it is downstairs and I am lazy :) I think about 2 3/4 inch in diameter, about 1 inch rim. I THINK maybe $2? I just HAD to buy since we had this conversation!

    If you folks cannot find, and really want, I can go back and get a bunch and send them out! PM me, OK?
     
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    I just looked online and they have them there--I might go into the store today. already figuring out what would need to be cut off and how to to fit it into my mold. YAY
     
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    I thought about that. I have one of those in the cupboard. You could put that at the top of the mold and pour through it. If you wanted to pull it up through the column, as in the video, I think you'd have to find a way to cut the handles off.
     
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    I think it would be pretty easy to cut them off with a Stanley knife or an exacto, and then thread wire or string through the middle hole, affix it to the underside using a toggle, and then use that to retrieve it from the bottom of the mold.

    I see no reason why this technique could not used in a pvc pipe without the addition of the outer rim soap. It might even be fun to use this in a tall skinny mold as well.

    I have not used micas yet (i like the idea of natural colors, but I may get over that!)

    @artemis I am so glad you introduced me to this lady - she is a hoot and i have watched a bunch of her other videos!

    The bunny at the end is a riot!
     
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    I have never, ever saw pickles in a jar with a strainer! Where do you get such a novelty lol!
    Alternatively a swimming pool skimmer basket can be used and you can purchase it in any hardware store in the pool supplies section. Will work the same way.
     
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    Hydroponic grow pots have a similar pattern and are dirt cheap (sorry ... had to ;))

    These ones are 2.2 inches, but there's other patterns and sizes
    (look for hydroponic/aeroponic and mesh pots)

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    I'll be looking for those. As I looked around the kitchen today for other ideas, I noticed that a 6.9 FL oz Coke bottle fits easily into my Pringle container. I would be able to cut one pretty easily. We shall see.
     
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    Here's the Coke bottle bottom. I used a hot nail to pierce it. I think the size of my holes could be a problem. I suspect that they need to be a little bit bigger.
     
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    I'm just waiting to see what you guys end up using and what pretty soaps y'all will make lol
     
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    Woops! I didn't include a pic! IMG_20190321_210957~2.jpeg
     

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