Clary sent an e-mail a little while back with pictures of soap molds that her husband had made for her and I asked if I could share these pictures with our readers. She happily agreed and even sent information about the molds and more pictures. I hope you find her perspective on an easy soap mold helpful! We’ve had our own wood soap molds that were made in 2010 and they work well! Find your local handyman(woman) and bribe him(her) with some soap.Just wanted to brag on my new soap molds that my husband just made for me. They are fully collapsible! I’m proud of how functional and practical these molds are. Here’s the story: I had showed my husband photos of some wood molds that collapsed using lots of hinges and pins. He thought he could come up with something a bit less cumbersome to both make and store when not in use. These are what he came up with for me and they work like a charm. The molds are fully collapsible AND adjustable. Just position the little end pieces and straps with turnbuckles wherever you want them between the bottom and side boards. The molds are a bit fiddly to put together the first time or two, but really, it’s not a big deal, esp. in light of the fact that it all collapses down for easy storage. We live in small quarters and I only make soap about one to four times a year, so breaking the molds down to keep in a minimum of space is a big deal for me. The lumber is 3.5” wide and came from some old crates or something. All that he had to do was to cut them to the lengths I needed. We got the turnbuckles at Menard’s (A home improvement store) and ordered the skinny webbing online. Make sure the turnbuckles are not quite all the way closed when you slip the webbing through each end. Adjust the straps around the molds and sew the loose ends down. I was able to do the sewing on my regular domestic sewing machine, but it could easily be done by hand with a needle and thread. Loosen the turnbuckles to put the straps around the mold and then when everything is lined up just right, tighten the turnbuckles to hold it all together. This brought out the teacher in me, so I’ve probably overwhelmed you with more pictures and information than you had in mind, but I tend to figure more is better than not enough! 😉
Thank you Clary! We loved hearing about your fabulous molds! A free gift is heading your way as our appreciate for sharing!
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Thank you! This is a great idea…especially if you wanted to make a special log mold size of your own.