2 lb soap mold

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Project by Chris McDowell posted 02-02-2013 11:00 PM 6999 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project won’t mean anything to you unless you make soap or know someone who does. In fact, I wasn’t even going to post it, but decided that I would just for my own record.

Nothing fancy. This is a mold that will make a 2 pound soap loaf. It’s simple. You line it with freezer paper, pour your soap, then after it dries you loosen the wing nuts and you can easily get your soap loaf out.

Real simple to build instead of paying $35 for one online. The wood is from one of those 2’x2’ plywood Christmas tree bases that Home Depot sells at Christmas time. I got mine for $3 after Christmas. So with the wing nuts, carriage bolts and about half of the Christmas tree base it cost me $3.79 to make this.

I didn’t even use any special joinery, just a butt joint with glue. It’s not like it’s for anything fancy, just holding soap.

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-03-2013 11:57 AM

Interesting. Do you make soaps as well?

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Chris McDowell

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#2 posted 02-03-2013 12:06 PM

My wife and I are planning on making soap the old fashioned way using what is called the cold process. We’ll use the soap for ourselves and to give away as gifts, favors, etc… If we get good enough at it, maybe we’ll try to sell it too. There are still a few supplies that we need, though, before we can start.

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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