Thursday, August 4, 2011

Too much heat

Too much heat or to long on one side will do this.

Shrink wrapped with logo

With the ends pen you can add your logo and all the info required and on both sides if you like. Some exposure on the ends occurred after shrinking was finished.

Shrink wraped

This soap shrink wrapped when I got it.  It doesn't stack well with the ends all messed up but if you leave the ends open it works very well. 

Tubing does't work to well with some molds. does;t form fit like I figure it should .


This sealer makes bags

ULINE tube shrink tubing

This is the tubing I bought.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

soap 101

This bar of soap has the Sugar and Borax added to rain water prior to lye being added. Note no white spots in soap.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Total weight of brick is 71.1 oz.
Hand bar Weights 3.7 to 4.1 oz measure 3.50 X 2.3/8 X 3/4 in.

These bars have white spots in them from borax and sugar that didn't dissolve in the oils. Dissolve sugar and/or borax in the lye water  prior to adding lye.

cut soap

Raw bar or brick measures 14.25 X3.50 X 2.3/8 IN

Right  Brick cut into bars 18 1/2 hand bars of soap.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Jacquelyn, this is your cutter with 3/4 " wire spacing.

Pivot posts

Jacquelyn  This is a before and after photo of your pivot posts. Using the LOST PH
OME" method I cast these out of aluminum.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sunday, November 14, 2010

My Cutter 3

Created this cutter for cutting slab or multi bar molds like this ribbon mold.  All cutters are $200.00 each. 

My Cutter 2

This cutter has a added feature, interchangeable cutter, the other cutter has a 5/8 spacing between wires. All wires are a  D'Addario Guitar Strings PL016 , .014 thick. These strings can be any spacing you request for spacing or thickness bars require.

My Cutter 1

In down location. Board is an old cabinet that I tore apart some time ago.

My Cutter

This Cutter is for me. Wire spacing is 1 1/16 , will cut a 18 in. bar 4 in. wide.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

cutting Bars

Cutting this bar with a half finished cutter. This cutter is has a wire spacing of 5/8 in.

At last

At last I finally got it out of the tube, 3 days to get it out. I spread Vaseline on the inside of the tube with a sponge on the end of a stick. these tubes are 18 in. long and 2 in in diameter or 2 in pvc pipe.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Too much Soap

These tubes have Vasoline as a parting agent we will see tomorrow morning how this works.

Bad Math

These tubes are 18 in. long and 2 in. in diameter. I figured it out it was supposed to fill one tube 16 in deep, well, it didn't work out that way.  After a lot of name calling I figured out what the problem was, I used the dim. of radius instead of dia. when figuring out sq in of circle X height to get volume. So I ended up with about 3 times to much soap.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I finished this cutter up Monday  afternoon. You might have to adjust the side angles a little.       This is the cutter I custom built for   ,lower photo and this one. the lower one cuts bars and this one cuts log in half .

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Last one

This is the last one. time to ship Tried putting color into this batch , 8 drops of red and 8 drops of blue into tub before pouring into mold stir it a little and pour.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Movie #2

This clip shows after the cutting along with a cat that see what I was doing. Found a error, the bar hits the top of the soap brick so I have to change the tabs a little. This is the first brick I made and it cured in the mold for 21 hours maybe little hard but it cut easy, well I think so.

Movie #1

This video shows 3 stop tabs for the brick of soap and the cutting of the brick

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I did and look what happened. I assumed the screen in this thing was stainless, no really it was aluminum and it went away real fast. I was filtering lye water that was Lavender water that I had made about a week ago and it had some brown stuff on the surface so I figured what the heck I will filter it with a coffee filter in this thing. WRONG again.


My first brick of soap HORAY YAHOO

Stage is set

Ready to start my first try at making soap.

Got Stuff

Mixer, stainless steel bowls, wooden spoons, spatulas and measuring spoons

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


When not in use it will up against any wall  or   any place you chose.


     Below : in down position

  Right : in up position.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bars and wires

Click on photos for full screen viewing.

Wire spacing is 1.32 +/- a few thousands.  bar opening is 4 3/4 by  17" .

Getting closer to trying out.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cutting Bars

This is showing how the cutting bars will fit into this cutter.

pivots installed

Cutter side rails with pivots ready.

In up position. Note 1/2" notches at each end of arch, they are for cutting bars.

Lost Foam

This pattern is called "lost foam casting" in the photo below is the rough casting fresh out of sand.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

stage #2 more

 Shows vertical height.

Stage #2

After the scroll saw and a little sanding  it is ready for a little paint for a smooth surface. This photo shows length of pattern about 14.1/2 in.

Stage #1

This is how I started my Soap Cutter. Glued paper pattern onto the piece of wood for the  scroll saw.