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divaxtrema

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OK,.,,.I have to ask... :oops:
What is a TOG mold?? Everyone keeps talking about them and I have never heard of it.....
 

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TOG stands for 'The Old Goat', a company run by Paul, aka 'SoapMakerMan'- one of our forum moderators. TOG molds are soap molds that Paul happens to make and sell over at Etsy. I have 2 of his molds- one is a slab/log convertable mold, and the other is a 1 lb. mold. I love both of them and think they are great. Haven't ever had a problem with them. HTH! :)

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You're right Digit, I have a shirt my DW made me that says I am "The 'Ole Goat" himself! :lol: Thanks guys for being past, present, and if I know Digit, future customers, again. :wink:

divaxtrema, if you have any questions, fire away. :)

Paul :wink:
 

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Thanks for all the information!!
My goodness Paul...I love your molds!! Being somewhat of a soap rookies ( I make mostly MP in silicone molds) you would have to explain to me how the "TOG Econo Wood Soap Beveler" works? I don't get that one....
I want to start making bars of soap and I love your silicone liners! I do have some molds that my hubby made but what a pain!! Let's just chalk it up to he's a lover not a soap mold maker!! :D The poor boy tries hard though...
You will be making me some molds here soon enough my friend! Again...thanks for the info...
 

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TOG molds??

I, too, am one happy TOG owner. I have had the little mini and the 2 lb economy mold for some time now. When I am in soaping mode, these two molds are always full. I recently added the perma-lined two lb mold...these are log molds. I have the straight blade cutter and the beveller-planer. My soaping life revolves these, my favorite molds. I also use milk and cream cartons when all my TOGS are in use, and I have a Kelsie slab that I use sometimes when I want a slab for some reason. Only my DH can pull the dividers out of that one! It is a nice mold and very useful for swirls, but my heart belongs to TOG!!!
 

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The soap I made the other looked PERFECT!! Like, $6 a bar perfect! I'm in love...

I do need to get the hang of the mold tho, maybe people who have used them more can help. I coated the bottom in mineral oil, but I don't think enough. And also, two corners on the long side, and a small spot in the center of the other side, leaked on me. Only a little, and I had a towel underneath it. I'm blaming my own inexperience for that, but didn't know if it's something simple that i didn't do.

Because it leaked a little, I had to scrub hard to get the corners cleaned, and the wood seemed to expand cuz the dowels don't fit.. I should have known better but I didnt think I was getting it too wet. If it doesn't go back to normal, my husband will just shave the holes a little.

But again, the soap was INCREDIBLE!! I will definately buy a few more when I am ready to make larger amounts.
 

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Hi Healinya.
Yea, getting the wood to damp or especially the wood dowels, they will swell. If you need to re-drill the holes, use a 1/4" drill bit.

Irish Lass, thank you for all the kudos and helpful tips! :) :wink:


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I checked out your ToG products - you have some fine crafting there. I might have to start getting my lye from you. I live in a VERY small town and its $5 for a 16oz can here. Everything cost more when you live next to nowhere!
 

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dagnukem said:
I checked out your ToG products - you have some fine crafting there. I might have to start getting my lye from you. I live in a VERY small town and its $5 for a 16oz can here. Everything cost more when you live next to nowhere!
Thank you, and welcome! :)

Paul :wink:
 

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i was thinking the same thing. I bought 10 pounds from ebay awhile ago. Have about 4 pounds left.. price is the same, the quality can only be better, I'm sure.
 
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