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Healinya

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I've made about five or six batches of soap so far - and I've learned that I just don't like the plastic milky way soap molds. I am wondering what the best kind of mold is. I'm looking for a long tub style - 4" width and 12-24" length. What kind (metal, plastic, wood) would be the best, how do you properly insulate it (I have only been pouring single bars before - don't know if the mass of the soap log affects the cooling/curing time) and also - a recommendation of where to aquire it. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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I make high quality soap molds, cutters, bevelers and other soap related tools. Many of our members have bought from me. Been making wood soap molds with tops for over 3 years now.





Click here; www.togsoapmolds.etsy.com

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I recognize that last picture. That's my chicken enchalada casserole recipe. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
 

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Seriously, though, what is going on in that last picture? It looks awesome! I want to try something like that!
 

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Hi Paul,

Me again, just wondering something about that top mold that you showed. Is each cavity just for one bar, or do they make a sort of mini-log that you need to cut a few times?? I read the description of it in your etsy store and couldn't quite figure it out.............

A newbie style explaination would be greatly appreciated.

thanx oodles,

Della :D

PS~~refreshingly free (well almost) of yellow smiley faces!! :p
 

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Paul - Is it the photo angle or are those square bars? :D

Della - Pour the slab in dersired thickness, then slide the insert in. When you remove the soap, it is in individual bars. No cutting unless you want them smaller.

Healinya - For round soap, I use a piece of PVC pipe I got at Lowes. You can find it at most any hardware store. I line mine with freezer paper, but many do not. Your preference.

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digit said:
Healinya - For round soap, I use a piece of PVC pipe I got at Lowes. You can find it at most any hardware store. I line mine with freezer paper, but many do not. Your preference.
I was at OSH today and discovered 3" diameter ABS in 12" lengths. I bought one for a cute baby pipe mold. About $1.30 each, and $3.70 for the flexible rubber test cap, little more than $5 plus tax for the full set. And far better than a milk carton I might add...

I'm going to try petroleum jelly as a release agent next time I do round soap.
 

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beadella said:
Hi Paul,

Me again, just wondering something about that top mold that you showed. Is each cavity just for one bar, or do they make a sort of mini-log that you need to cut a few times?? I read the description of it in your etsy store and couldn't quite figure it out.............

A newbie style explaination would be greatly appreciated.

thanx oodles,

Della :D

PS~~refreshingly free (well almost) of yellow smiley faces!! :p
Hi Della! Yes, each cavity is a bar of soap. They are rectangle, with a measurement of 2-1/2" wide, 3-1/2" long, and you can pour up to 2-1/2 inches thick. With this slab mold, you can get beautiful swirls and perfect sized bars with no cutting! 8)

Hi Digit! :D It is the angle, here is a better shot;




My big 20 bar slab mold with dividers


These are 2 of my best selling molds.

Paul :wink:
 

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I have one of these molds. Mine does 12 bars!!! Don't know how I made it without it!!! Pauls molds are the best in the world, I have done MP and CP in these molds. No problems with either one!!
 

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dragonfly princess said:
I have one of these molds. Mine does 12 bars!!! Don't know how I made it without it!!! Pauls molds are the best in the world, I have done MP and CP in these molds. No problems with either one!!
OK, DFP, you know that flattery will get you.....whatever you want baby! :lol: :lol: :D

Paul
 

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Soapmaker Man said:
[quote="dragonfly princess":qevkgfg5]I have one of these molds. Mine does 12 bars!!! Don't know how I made it without it!!! Pauls molds are the best in the world, I have done MP and CP in these molds. No problems with either one!!
OK, DFP, you know that flattery will get you.....whatever you want baby! :lol: :lol: :D

Paul[/quote:qevkgfg5]

Oh yes, that is why I do it sweety!!!!
 

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dragonfly princess said:
I have one of these molds. Mine does 12 bars!!! Don't know how I made it without it!!! Pauls molds are the best in the world, I have done MP and CP in these molds. No problems with either one!!
Me too, me too!!! Oh wait, mine does 9. Custom order. Yep, Paul IS the bestest!! Really works with you to meet your needs. His molds are fabulous.

Dragonfly - LOVE the avitar!!! :lol: :lol:

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Healinya said:
Wow, those are really nice. I had been window shopping the "real" molds (not the $4 ones) for awhile now.. never noticed ones like you make.. They look perfect. I will definately be planning exactly what kind I want. Thanks so much for the responses.
You can't go wrong with Paul's molds. They are wonderful and less $$ than other wood molds I have seen.

I love the 10" dual log/slab mold. Don't see it listed at the moment. You can make 1 or 2 - 2# logs or a slab. The beveler/planer dresses up the bars very nice. Warning - you will want more. :lol:

Digit
 

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Well, I sure did take awhile making up my mind. But I did just buy one of your molds. I'm so excited. Thanks again:)
 
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