As a soap-maker who makes a lot of soap I am always on the hunt for an easy mould to use that is quick to line and can come apart to be packed way, therefore not taking up too much space. In December I was given some wood that is used for making cupboards so I thought I would use this for making a mould.
- Screw diver
- Thread bar, washers and wing nuts
- Nail and hammer
- Make a box out of all the pieces with the base sitting flat and all the sides on the outside of the base piece.
- The two longest sides should overlap the two shorter sides.
- Take your washer and use it to measure where you want your holes to be on the two longest pieces and how big your hole should be. See the top picture.
- Use the nail to make a small indentation to stop the drill bit from slipping on the shiny wood and then drill your holes. You will drill each end of the longer pieces only as this is where the thread bar will feed though.
- Take your thread bar and measure how long you need to make it. i.e. make sure it will feed through the holes and you still have enough space to thread the wing nuts on. See the top picture. Using the hacksaw cut the thread bar to the correct length. You will need two cut pieces - one for each side of the mould.
- Assemble the mould by making the box as per top picture and threading the bars though the holes. Place the washers onto the bars then the wing nuts and screw them tight.
That is it. Easy mould to make and hopefully use. it neatly flat packs away.Next week I will show you how I line and use it.