I didn't make this, dh did. It has one wire on it to cut.Has anyone here made their own wire soap cutter? I'm thinking about trying to make my own but was going to see if anybody else has and if so if they could post some pictures of their cutters.
I'm going to make one very soon. I'm tired of knives messing up my soap. I would have made one before, but I've been struggling with the concept of how to get a tight wire. Had a bit of a Eureka moment last week and have begun to design a DIY cutter in my head. The Eureka idea is to use a hack saw for the moving arm part of the cutter and replace the blade with a cutting wire. The hacksaw comes complete with both the tightening mechanism and the strength to keep the tension for less than ten bucks. All I have to do is build a base and mount the saw frame on a pivot somehow. The only real drawback is that the hacksaw is going to be 10 inches long, which is truthfully too long, but that's a minor quibble for what will be a sub-$20 cutter, IMO.
We need a Homer Smilie so when I read these I can just post up a DOH!!Forgot to mention that I did a proof of concept with my old hack saw and a piece of wire I had laying around. Worked great. This is going to happen.
Thought about that, but I don't think it would keep the wire tight enough. I'll play around with them when I go to Lowes to purchase the supplies.A possible fix for the extra long length might be that instead of using a traditional hack saw, you could use a coping saw (first I thought of a jewelers saw but they are too small). They are smaller and meant to hold smaller blades although they can't withstand as much stress as a hack saw can. ...
The makers of my wire cutter use guitar string, and their suggestion was to ask a guitar shop to save some broken strings.I've been pondering this idea too. Wondering what the most available, cheap and tiny wire I could use, I though of steel fishing leader. The smallest wire is still about a 30lb test, should work for soap?
Still pondering the tension mechanism. Not going to buy guitar parts.