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Nikolye

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I'm terrible at cutting soap. I have a custom build loaf mold and some standard size silicone molds. They don't seem to sell cutters here in NZ that have an adjustable width, only thickness. I can cut my standard mold bars straight if i buy the standard cutter, but i love my big custom bars for simpler cheaper soap. All i can do is buy the cutters they sell here for the standard silicone mold (pop out soap and pop into cutter built to fit standard mold) i only wanted one cutter for multiple width molds. I've soaped for nearly 4 years without one some how.

Any tips? i have to get a cutter asap, i have trashed my last loaf i plan to trash with my trashy cutting. so mad.:cry:

here is the only cutter i can find here, works for half my soap.
https://www.ilovesoap.co.nz/product/1554762
 

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Could you make your own, or have a handy friend give it a shot? They're not really complicated, all you need is some wood, guitar string, screws and washers.
 

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Any tips? i have to get a cutter asap, i have trashed my last loaf i plan to trash with my trashy cutting. so mad.:cry:

here is the only cutter i can find here, works for half my soap.
https://www.ilovesoap.co.nz/product/1554762
Those mitre cutters still won't give you a perfect cut but it will be smooth. You need a plaster trowel to cut with.

If you are saying you have a slab mold you want to cut - use a log splitter wire cutter first then get a bar wire cutter. See buds log splitter in link below. Make one yourself if you are handy.

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/budhaffner

http://forcraftssake.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=20
 

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I'm a bit confused here. Maybe pics? Do you want bars that are thicker? Such as 3 inches wide, 2 inches tall, 2 inches thick?
No my bars are wider than normal, thickness is easily adjusted with the washers, if you look at the link i posted. basically my mold is wider than the standard cutter sold here. they aren't the cutters that you set the loaf down and pull the multiple guitar strings down to cut any size loaf in one swoop, i have to probably seriously consider buying one from the states tho, it the only option i think i'll have .

Could you make your own, or have a handy friend give it a shot? They're not really complicated, all you need is some wood, guitar string, screws and washers.
Are you talking about building the one i mentioned above,
the multiple wires, one swoop, all cut? i love that idea, i could not build it,
but i might have a friend i could pay to. the box cutter that is standard here might not be to difficult, its just getting them to do it. ha.
 

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Those mitre cutters still won't give you a perfect cut but it will be smooth. You need a plaster trowel to cut with.

If you are saying you have a slab mold you want to cut - use a log splitter wire cutter first then get a bar wire cutter. See buds log splitter in link below. Make one yourself if you are handy.

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/budhaffner

http://forcraftssake.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=20
Sorry makes it difficult to explain when i don't use the right terminology. I'm getting better. I've been soaping 4-5 years but i'm only starting to take it way more seriously in the last year or so. No, i don't yet have a slab mold, its in the cards but mainly because of sourcing the cutter to turn it into a loaves. but then i still have the loaf problem. cutting said loaf. i currently have a wide loaf mold that won't fit into a miter cutter. but your saying a miter cutter isn't all that great, i need a plaster trowel to cut with? i was confused by that if you could clarify. so i need to spend the cash to get my cutting correct, probably either a slab mold, slab to loaf cutter/splitter then a loaf cutter. ugh. i could get away with just a loaf cutter for now, but its all going to have to happen some how!
 

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Are you talking about building the one i mentioned above,
the multiple wires, one swoop, all cut? i love that idea, i could not build it,
but i might have a friend i could pay to. the box cutter that is standard here might not be to difficult, its just getting them to do it. ha.
Here's a simple version where you have to press it down yourself:
[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuI8tRCBYH8&t=852s[/ame]

But if you have a handyman in your life, you could probably just show them some photos of what you're looking for (the type that swings down I assume) and they should be able to make it pretty easily.

I've never made one myself but I hope to have a friend make me one soon!
 

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