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lye soap hand made old fashioned

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#16 freelife2014

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 09:38

sounds great and amazing!




#17 DocM

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 15:37

Do you know if it's OK to use pressure treated wood to make soap molds? I have a piece of 3/4" pressure treated plywood I've considered using to make a mold but I'm not sure if pressure treating involves any chemicals that might react with the lye.

Not a good idea. Pressure treated boards contain toxic chemicals to mitigate mold and insect damage. Those could leach out.

Pine, poplar, fir or other softwood species are easy to work and more than good enough for soap molds. The tighter the grain, the better.

This guy's mold prices are kinda high, but an enterprising woodworker should be able to make plans from his pics,

http://www.bramblebe...Molds-C145.aspx