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Topic: How to make your own wooden soap mold. (tutorial)  (Read 17118 times)
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« on: February 11, 2012 12:31:45 AM »

I'm a genius, I don't know why I never thought of this before, but I am glad I did. I was running around in Ace Hardware trying to get some things when I ran into the lumber section. I was watching this man buy wood, and I asked him what he was planning on doing with it, he said he was taking it over to get cut so he can make shelves for his home. So I said they cut wood here, he said of coarse, so then it hit me, I could make my own wooden soap mold.

I first purchased this piece of wood. I figured it would make a nice size mold.


I got the wood cut into these pieces. I didn't really take measurements, but I did pull out a photo of what a a wooden soap mold log should look like, and that gave the employee a idea of what he was going to cut for me. After that I got some nails so I can assemble the whole thing together. He told me I didn't need glue and that the nails would be more then enough to hold it together.


So I started off by putting the nails into the piece of wood that was going to be my end piece.


Then I nailed it to the base, and repeated the same step again, to get both ends of the mold secured.


Here's what it should look like when both end pieces are on.


I kept the mold facing towards me as you see in the picture above, I layed the piece of wood board on top, and began to nail it into the base, and repeated the step again for the other side.


Wooden Soap Mold


This whole project was under $20, and I was very happy that it only took me 30 minutes to complete. The mold measure 4x4x25. I was trying not to waste wood, and to make this project relatively very easy. Next time I would get the wider piece of wood, and make a lid with knob for my mold. I might even stamp my name all over the mold, and apply a clear lacquer to give it a more professional look.

I will keep you updated on the other molds I make, because now I'm hooked. This was fun, fast, and easy to do.
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012 07:23:49 AM »

I love it when people step out of their accustomed crafting to try new things. Good for you and the box looks great!
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012 11:29:34 AM »

Very fun!
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2012 03:28:11 AM »

Thanks it was super easy to do.
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012 11:59:20 AM »

Looks great!  You'll have to line it with something right?  I was debating doing something like this, but with the long sides on hinges instead of nailed... 
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012 12:40:51 PM »

I know that Home Despot will also cut wood in store ( $1/cut I think). I think I need to go there this weekend ....
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