I would say in almost all cases yes planing would be allowed and I know many entrants bevel and plane their entries as part of their standard presentation. I imagine if there was a challenge that planing would interfere with the entry, the challenge host would probably mention that it wasn't allowed for that particular challenge.So, here's a question... @Primrose, is one allowed to plane challenge soaps in general? I looked back on some old challenge announcements and only saw one mention planing, where it was mentioned specifically as being allowed.
I used my very first planer tonight on my soaps from last month's challenge and WOW what a difference! Of course, I then started wondering about how this month's challenge soap would change with each pass on the planer, which got me to wondering if it's even allowed. TIA!
Wahoo!! I get to play with my planer more today! Can't wait to see what each teeny tiny sliver reveals. So.Excited.I would say in almost all cases yes planing would be allowed and I know many entrants bevel and plane their entries as part of their standard presentation. I imagine if there was a challenge that planing would interfere with the entry, the challenge host would probably mention that it wasn't allowed for that particular challenge.
I'm hoping to soap tomorrow, and if I do get to give it a try, I'll be signing up and posting my entry all at the same time. No promises, though - still much to do after our recent move.I see no one has pulled the trigger on posting in the entry thread. Methinks, perhaps, everyone is thinking, "One more try!" before doing so.
NOOOOOO. If I had ice cream in the house (my addictive substance of choice), I would have eaten the whole carton in total sympathy and solidarity with your pain.Was carrying my soaps upstairs to photo in natural light and... I . Dropped . Them . All . Of . Them . And . They're . Round . So . They . Just . Rolled . All . Over .
Me thinks I might have a wee glass of wine with dinner tonight...
Because ice cream is good for you!!!NOOOOOO. If I had ice cream in the house (my addictive substance of choice), I would have eaten the whole carton in total sympathy and solidarity with your pain.
After seeing your entry photos, obviously you recovered quite well. So why do I still want ice cream??
I see Cookie Monster!Here are the first attempts. @ResolvableOwl , I considered making the melted mold outcome into an embedded rendition of "The Scream" for my entry, but I liked the next attempt too much.
The first attempt was doomed from the start as I mixed and poured the rim colors in the smaller center mold. When I realized my mistake, I started chunking in bits of soap dough. Just seemed the thing to do! Then I mixed up some black and gray batter, secured a larger column mold around the smaller center mold, and filled that larger mold with the black and gray batter. Then, I *swooop* lifted the center mold out and away. Hot Mess. In the middle of the column I actually ended up with the "two eyeballs" effect, which are on the under sides in the pic.
Gold Star if you can see the Baby Dragon and the Psychedelic Cookie Monster!
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Boy they look flawless to me... great design and so well executed!Well... I fixed them up best I could. I suppose I could give it another go, but I have a busy weekend coming up. A few dings I couldn't smooth and I had to remove the rim from one because it was a lost cause, but they're soap and they're still cute! At least I'm good about sweeping the basement floor otherwise they'd also be covered in BEAGLE hair. LOL