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« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2008, 04:40:20 PM »

Not entirly sure if it's ok for me to continue this discussion at such a late stage  Undecided but thought I'd just let you know that I have just made my first loaf of soap using an old wooden port box (you know the type that holds one botlle). I am please to say it worked really well  Yipee!. I lined it with baking paper so it was easier to get the soap out (although a fair amount of thumping the bottom of the box still occured) and plus I was unsure how raw soap reacts with wood  Grin

Extra bonus - it was robbed from my Aunts recycle bin  :mwaha:

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« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2008, 04:46:08 PM »

Many soap moulds from suppliers are untreated wood, Akua's is supplied with instructions for cutting a liner so there won't be a problem.

The wooden boxes used for gifts of wine/spirits should be goodly moulds.
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« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2008, 06:39:13 PM »

Freezer paper makes good lining for moulds. Well done. How much soap batter did the box hold?
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« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2008, 07:29:17 PM »

Any tips on lining moulds?  I can't do it without getting creases & wrinkles in it.
What's the difference between baking parchment & freezer paper?  I can't find freezer paper.
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« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2008, 07:35:21 PM »

Freezer paper is wax coated and survives about 2 or 3 soaps before I chuck it. Look in quilting shops for it. I don't use one piece of paper to line I use 2. One bit to do the width and one to do the length. Means the bottom has a double thickness but saves messing trying to cut the corners etc.
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« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2008, 07:38:29 PM »

Ta Joy.  I'll keep an eye out for the freezer paper then.
Same way I line my square cake tins.
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« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2008, 07:44:29 PM »

I made a 1kg recipe and it filled the box just over half full so i would imagine a 2-3kg recipe would give a really nice deep bar.

I lined it the same way as JoJo and it worked well.

Ta for the tip on freezer paper Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2008, 07:45:10 PM »

Probably. The Contented Cat sell freezer paper. It's quite durable. I use it mostly for patchwork related stuff. Appaerntly it's good for wrapping food to put in the freezer as well. :mwaha:
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« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2008, 07:57:12 PM »

Now why would you want to use it for a weird thing like that Joy?  :mwaha:
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« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2008, 08:01:39 PM »

You can get it by the roll here at Ario craft supplies also.
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« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2008, 08:23:13 PM »

Best mold-lining tutorial ever:
http://www.raindancesoaps.com/moldlining.html
You'll get a smooth liner with minimal swearing.

Also, small drawers make excellent molds.   Some of them don't need to be lined:
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50116772
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JGorse
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« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2008, 08:25:18 PM »

Ta ladies.

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gracefruit
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« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2008, 08:27:55 PM »

Trust me.  I have the patience of a gnat.
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« Reply #43 on: April 18, 2008, 08:32:23 PM »

Another fellow gnat.  Fab!
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« Reply #44 on: April 18, 2008, 09:36:37 PM »

The wax/plastic side of freezer paper is used by some for making transfer pints as it takes colour and when ir*ned transfers it to fabric (neve tried it).

What temp does it melt at and what temp does the soap get up to?
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