What soapy thing have you done today?

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  1. May 19, 2019 #11,821

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    I am sure Shari is like me and takes an assortment of 30-40 soaps. She probably a min of 14 bars per batch. Not sure but she may pour larger batches. My batches because of the size cut give me 14 bars for a 6 lb log
     
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    Today I made soap! First time in a while, I'd intended to try the Tiger Stripe Pour for the challenge but gremlins got in the way of that -- too thick, too fast so it became a Plop 'n' Glob #sigh#

    Looking forward to seeing all the successful Tiger Swirls when the competition submission thread opens!
     
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    I made oat milk in preparation for my oat milk soap ( which I'll probably make on Tuesday), and I made another batch of Zany's no-slime castile.
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    Those look great. I like gear ties, too. As long as your HP soap is fluid enough, they should be fine. If it's not very fluid, a gear tie might bend too easily as you try to drag it through the soap, though. I bought a set of different sized gear ties and found that I really don't like it too thick in diameter. So I would not recommend anything much over 1/4 inch. Smaller diameter allows for more detail in the swirls. But so does fluidity of the batter.
     
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    You can buy tubing from a brew supply store and run your clothes hanger through that. BTW, what the heck is a gear tie?
     
  6. May 19, 2019 #11,826

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    Took new pics for the Web site yesterday and added them today.
    Took months to get were it was not raining and the grass was green
     
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    the grass is all green and pretty here and the flowering trees are all flowered but its been raining for a few days and we are supposed to get frost tonight so time to cover up the cold flowers...….could be worse 135 north of here they are getting snow again
     
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    These are gear ties.
     
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    Eh? It's a lot more swirl than many of us can manage in HP lol. Great job!

    And you just reminded me, that of all the things to not try, I've not tried a hanger swirl lol

    No soapy thing today other than receiving indigo powder, which I can't wait to use.
     
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    It’s very nice. I love that sort of Wedgewood blue color.
     
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    How about a pic.gif
     
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    I had to google it too, and came up with the same pic. I always thought it was something a mechanic used, or it was part of a car! We have that brand here in NZ but they are very expensive. I'll stick with my hanger thanks.
     
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    I have two gear ties but still use my hanger with a stripped piece of cable wire over it--don't have any particular reason other than I am a creature of habit
     
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    BEA365B8-6551-48A2-9E23-0374E85F3B35.jpeg Was supposed to tidy up and master batch oils, so of course I made soap!:rolleyes: I’m “over” tiger stripes until the judging is over. Made this beauty this afternoon.

    I don’t like using a gear tie if the batter gets thick. Too flexible.
     
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    Thanks guys! It's okay just not what I was hoping for. In addition to the hanger being way too thin, I also realized afterwards that I was moving it in there likely way too fast. Sorta like pulling the tablecloth out from under a set table quickly, leaving most of the dishes undisturbed vs moving slowly (and causing a disturbance).

    I'm planning on fabbing something with some stainless rod because it sounds fun. Deciding now between just bending the rod vs welding the ends on. Will also try to turn some small handles out of some heavy duty plastic and maybe a little knurling for grip... Sounds like a fun project.

    Hopefully I can get that done and make another soap batch on Wednesday and give the swirl another go.
     
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    made a batch of eucalyptus for a special order--keeping my fingers crossed that it wasn't too thin!!!!
     
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    I transferred some micas from bags to plastic jars. The ziplock bags loose their ability to stay closed over time and I keep making a mess every time I go through my mica stash as a result. I bought these at Dollar Tree for this purpose a long time ago, but am only now beginning to transfer some of the micas from bags that won't securely close anymore. Then I prepared some colorants for my next batch of soap, but that's as far as I got on this batch.

    I'm hungry and need to eat, so I'll just make dinner. Maybe after Hubby goes to bed tonight I'll start getting the oils measured so I can make the soap in the morning after he leaves for work tomorrow.
     
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    Good idea Earlene! Those little bags are so fiddly to manage at the best of times.
     
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    Whadya know! Those look right handy!
     
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    I pretty much take as much as I can. I never know what I may run out of so I take it all. For this weekend I have 20 different scents in soap/type and will take 24 jars of sugar scrub (that's all the time I had to make) and probably 100 lip balms.
     
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