What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:36 PM #10341

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    WOW! Did you find the plans somewhere, or did you make it up yourself? I am blown away!
     
  2. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:40 PM #10342

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    That looks awesome did you use plans from online or just make your plans to suit your bar sizes ect?

    I am quite practical so i could do most that it is the hinges and wires i am curious how you made attached ect?
     
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  3. Feb 11, 2019 at 8:19 PM #10343

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    That soap!! Love the style! But the first thing I noticed was that cutter - *so jealous* - and then you said YOU MADE IT!!! So beautiful and professional looking. *even more jealous* :D
    I bet you could sell those plans ...
     
  4. Feb 12, 2019 at 2:10 AM #10344

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    I’ll have to take closer pictures of the cutter. I did not buy plans, designed it on my own. I kinda sketched it out on paper first then took off to Home Depot for the lumber. I bought pieces that were basically cut already, but I do have a jig saw that I used to personalize the way I wanted the final cuts. Then bought wood screws and 2 hinges and used thin wire that I already had for hanging pictures. So far the first loaf cut very clean. But I will probably want heavier duty wire at some point. I can also add more to the length if I ever decide to do longer bars. For now this suits my needs as a “just for fun” soaper with high hopes of making money at it one day!
     
  5. Feb 12, 2019 at 2:26 AM #10345

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    Very, very cool. Wish I was crafty in that way.
     
  6. Feb 12, 2019 at 5:42 AM #10346

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    Here are a few different angles of the cutter and a tape measure next to it so you can see the size. Other than the wood, screws, wood glue and 2 hinges...The only tools I used were jig saw, drill with a tiny bit for pilot holes, Phillips screw driver, pencil and tape measure and little snips to cut the wire. It took me about 4 hours, but I also stopped in between for making supper and a few phone calls.
     
  7. Feb 12, 2019 at 7:23 AM #10347

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    I made more soap tonight with plans to cut tomorrow night with my new cutter. Why is it SOOO hard to wait for un-molding and cutting! This is the hardest part for me. It’s a good thing I have a regular day job and have to leave early every morning because I sure want to cut into my bars as soon as I get up! I’m even waking up in the middle of the night to check on the soaps I just poured! I think I’m an addict!
     
  8. Feb 12, 2019 at 8:05 AM #10348

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    After 36 hours of antsy waiting, this soap finally came out of the mold and onto the cutter. I am SO thrilled with it.

    Batch 0011 - Tuxedo Cat 2 - 2019.02.10.jpg
     
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  9. Feb 12, 2019 at 8:11 AM #10349

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    WOW! That's really cool!

    I did it, I did it, I did it, i did it!
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    I made white soap! No swirls, no colours, nothin' but pure white soap. (But I did use some TD @Hendejm).
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  10. Feb 12, 2019 at 8:24 AM #10350

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    Did you use any fragrance or EO? I keep thinking about making pure white soap but then I get carried away with all the colors I’ve invested in and I can’t help myself.
     
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  11. Feb 12, 2019 at 8:37 AM #10351

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    Exactly my problem, which is why it is amazing i have finally done it! I used an FO called 'Love Spell' which is known not to discolour :)
     
  12. Feb 12, 2019 at 8:53 AM #10352

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    I'm not going to believe it until it's unmolded Kiwi ;)

    (Just as likely to be some pretty little surprise in the bottom, or a lace pattern to wow us ... plain? white? naaaaaahhh :p)

    @Micchi - I like your black cat soaps! :)
    (They are slightly spooky and everything, although I'm seeing a little Finn in the front ;))
     
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  13. Feb 12, 2019 at 9:01 AM #10353

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    I love the smell of Love Spell. That’s one of my favorites. I’m out of it but decided to try Bomb Shell the last time I ordered and the FO I bought seems to accelerate very quickly. I might try another brand next time. I do know that love spell will be on the list again very soon.
     
  14. Feb 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM #10354

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    Love spell is so easy to work with and doesn't discolor. It holds colors beautifully. Another one that's a breeze to work with is Black Raspberry Vanilla. Even though it says it's vanilla none that I've tried has discolored at all.
     
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  15. Feb 12, 2019 at 12:04 PM #10355

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    Molded soapy rocks v2. So much went wrong with this batch, but once I squished them into rock like shapes, they started to grow on me. Don't worry, they are only on the bare wood for the sake of the photo :D
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    - hendejm looks on silently as a small tear forms in the corner of his eye. She finally did it, he thought. She finally did it! We are so proud of our beloved Kiwi!
     
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    nice--I made a cutter that's similar--minus the bottom of it. I usually set the soap on something to get it to cut thru. I might just try to add the bottom--looks good. did you just glue the little pieces of wood down? smart move making yours longer. maybe I just need to do another one!! I had all the lumber laying around and got a deal on the guitar strings so it was around $10. I love it. I was pretty awful at cutting straight bars before. I even tried a miter box and while it helped it still wasn't good enough. have been meaning to do a round bar to see how it goes. am wondering how thin you can go with the wire? I used 016 but I work by someone that tunes guitars and one of my coworkers has been saving me all the wires that break (still long enough for my use) some of it is awful thin though.
     
  18. Feb 12, 2019 at 2:17 PM #10358

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    I finished up some hpls yesterday, using a new formula.. tried thickening with some glycerin and xanthan gum, and will test later today..

    Also sniffed some CP soap sitting on the curing rack as I walked by.. looking forward to making more CP soap soon, lol!
     
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    Love SPELL? More soaping sorcery!

    @KiwiMoose can still sneak some post unmoulding decorations in...ala dot challenge. Let’s see if she resist the temptation to embellish...
     
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  20. Feb 12, 2019 at 4:08 PM #10360

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    Last night I just "window shopped" soap suppliers on the web. :p
    That video is very helpful Meena! Thanks.
    Oh, thank you Meena. I can see where micas and probably clay also could build up in the pipes.
     
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