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« on: June 28, 2017 02:38:16 PM »

I am considering making favors of handmade soap for a party, but don't want to make my own soap since I am a novice. I was considering buying handmade soap and cutting it into smaller bars. I've seen soap cutters online, but since (for now) this will most likely be a one-time use, I don't want to buy a device. Is there something I can easily make on my own that will be durable enough to cut a block of soap (I'm thinking a kitchen knife is too thick and will tend to cut crooked). Thanks, soapmakers, for your advice!
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017 03:15:43 PM »

If you're not looking to invest for long term use, you might be able to find some things around the house that work ok. A bench scraper that you might use in baking works great, or a similar crinkle cutter (crinkle cutters help hide crookedness!). A thin kitchen knife actually works just fine, but you can improve the straightness of your cutting with a mitre box, which you might already have or can pick up at hardware store. Honestly, if this is just going to be a one time thing I would just use a thin kitchen knife and cut as straight as you can. If it's a bit wonky, just embrace it! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017 03:21:10 PM »

A pastry scraper is a nice, sturdy straight edge with a good handle for applying steady pressure. You can get crinkle kitchen cutters too, they are for slicing potatoes and the like so surely strong enough for soap. You can keep either for use in the kitchen afterwards, I have found many uses for our pastry scraper over the years.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2017 10:01:22 PM »

Even though I mentioned knives, I don't know why I did not think of a pastry cutter, which I have. I guess I was focused on the wire cutting devices I saw.‎ I'll try that and see how it goes, thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017 01:16:11 AM »

To cut my soap, I use this.

http://www.kitchencollection.com/kitchen-collection-wood-cheese-slicer-09017


Is  cheese cutter, you can probably find it in many places.

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