Monday, 7 July 2014

Soap Cutter - a thing of beauty (The Rose Cutter)

Cutter Rose (8)

You may have seen all my posts about soap cutters. You can see how I started with a very basic cutter, then progressed to this which is great for cutting your slabs into logs and from that I decided I needed something to cut the logs into slices quickly. I tried to make a cutter for this purpose but it didn't really work. So then I built a single slice cutter which works really well but it is slow. When you have lots of bars to cut it can be very time consuming.

Well a few months ago I received an email from a lady called Rose who lives in America. She thanked me for the post I did on  the cutter that didn't really work and said she thought she may have a plan on how to improve it. We spoke about what would be needed to make it better and Rose said she would try to make it. I then got a mail from her to say she had made one and had also popped it in the post for me and I should look out for in the the next few weeks!! Rose asked if I could please test this cutter out for her and suggest any modifications and alterations. I am still amazed at the kindness imagination of this lady. Rose has never made soap before but clearly has an idea of what we soap makers are looking for in a cutter.

I was so excited when the parcel came. It felt like Christmas.

Cutter Rose (13)  Cutter Rose (6)Cutter Rose (5)  Cutter Rose (9)Cutter Rose (12)  Cutter Rose (10)        Cutter Rose (8)  Cutter Rose (7)

Rose also sent an oval mould with a pusher to get the soap out. I have yet to use the mould but that will be done in the next week.

Rose, you have an amazing heart and are truly generous. I LOVE this cutter.

Rose has since email me to say she thought it might be nice to have different size cutting inserts so when you want to cut a different size bar you remove the cutting wires and slot in a whole new insert with the wire width you want, screw it on and away you go. Very easy and very efficient.

I have made a YouTube video so you can see how this amazing cutter works. from now on this cutter will be know as the Rose Cutter

#Riverlea Soap




  1. Oh this is beautiful! And a good cutter is fantastic for production work.

  2. Looks stunning! What a great gift to receive :) Will you be selling these?


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