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    CP high superfat Soaps including pine tar soap, Deodorant, Beard Oil, Beard Wax,Trad-Ir Instruments.

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  1. I may have mentioned I'm NOT a chandler but I have seen this sort of behavior in other places. I agree with BOTH of you and with TT... I'm here because that kind of behavior doesn't happen, (well, doesn't happen very OFTEN), here on CS. And that's MY 2 cents.
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    Just scent recommendations

    Serendipity is a must have... Coconut, vanilla, and cherry... It's THAT GOOD. (IIRC It's also a Just Scents original) I just ordered a pound of it the other day and it's slated to be delivered later today. (YAS!) I also got death by chocolate... I haven't smelled it yet, but with all the RAVE reviews I'm SURE it's gonna be a winner! Cheers, Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services.
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    Lard soap

    Soaper's choice beef tallow is wonderful! As long as we're talk'n 'bout cheap fats that make GREAT soap, I was, I am, and I will likely BE a HUGE ADVOCATE of using the Great Value Shortening (the one specifically labeled: Made from animal and vegetable fats.) It's a beef tallow and palm oil blend that is the keystone to all of my current soap formulations. (maybe "keystone" is a bit strong, but I'd be REAL damned upset if I couldn't get it anymore.) It's CHEAP too... It's only slightly more expensive than lard. Soapcalc has it listed as Walmart GV, I'm just say'n... Sponiebr
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    Lard soap

    I have no idea what the hell just happened but let me try this again. The upshot of what I had originally replied to was: I avoid lard because it smells like pig manure to me. I still use it in my laundry soap because it's cheap but like TT I routinely get DOS with lard. I get it in my laundry soap too, but it's laundry soap and I don't give-a-flip if it has DOS or not. (I probably SHOULD at least care a little) Lard isn't overly impressive as far as a soaping oil to me, I personally think beef tallow does a better job. Meh, that's my two cents... -Sponiebr
  5. Love the candles Trapp! Maybe one of the candles could read "You got a Purdy Mouth"... I don't know... Well, at least your Sister may shake her head, BUT SHE didn't have to deal with the whole skunk bonanza! Orphan is such a unique Calico! I don't think I've ever seen a tiger striped Calico before. She's really quite pretty. Cheers, Sponiebr
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    WeLcOmE tO tHe FrEaK sHoW! Episode 1

    Gosh, I am SO sorry it's taking me this LONG to get back... Well, TBH, THIS particular wheel is my OWN personal design and a LARGE part of the reason it's taking SO damned long is 1. I am literally designing it as I go, and 2. I can only do certain critical parts of the work 1 day a week, and that's ONLY if I actually can get that day freed up... I'm also being SUPER FREAKISHLY Detailed about what I'm doing AND I'm correcting ALL of the shortcomings that I have experienced with other wheels. So FAR I'm real please with how it's turning out. I'll be honest though, it IS starting to become a drag working on this thing EVERY SINGLE day I have off. (I only get 4 days a month off as of the last 3 months.) BTW: TT, it's not really that hard to build one of these things, it's a VERY doable project for someone with intermediate woodworking skills. Technically you could make one with nothing but hand tools. Anyway's I'm plug'n away at it. Slainte, Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services And THIS is what I've been up to over the past week and a half! EPISODE 9! (still going... NOTHING outlasts the Sponiegizer...) The making of matched sets of wheel hubs with cone tips to ride on the inside of the ball bearing races, their pining to the wheel, and the balancing of the wheel.
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    The weirdest soap advice ever!

    Yep! It's legit. It's called the zap test. I've done it. I've done it A LOT, but: "I'm feeling much better now." These days I use the method TallTayl details above. HTH, Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services
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    What gives gel candles a bad name?

    IKR? Thanks for being on MY side Maya... It... it... was SO cold and, and DARK over here with my creepy jars filled with weird crap that didn't burn worth a damn... But now YOU'RE here and, and it's.... still dark dammit! Didn't you bring a flashlight or something?
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    WeLcOmE tO tHe FrEaK sHoW! Episode 1

    Torture tools!? AWESOME! Where!? Lemme AT EM!!! Oh! HOLD UP A SEC!!!! I got a LIST!!! Lemme get the list! Don't go anywhere!!!! I'll BE RIGHT BACK!!!!!! Guillotine? Naw... Inefficient and a pain in the neck to sharpen. I'll plead "Reinventing the wheel", that's probably the best bet right there. Sponiebr! THE (Oh you know...) P.S.: This forum is SOOOO MUCH BETTER than life!
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    WeLcOmE tO tHe FrEaK sHoW! Episode 1

    EPISODE 8 CONTINUES: And now, for the conclusion of Episode 8... Stay tuned for Episode 9!!!! Cheers, Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services
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    WeLcOmE tO tHe FrEaK sHoW! Episode 1

    Episode 8: The Birth and Exorcism of a Fore-maiden... (The DEVIL IS in the DETAILS.) The following events took place on, or about Saturday, October 6, 2018 through Wednesday October 10, 2018. There were no witnesses. The only evidence that exists are these photographs and the actual artifact. The following images contain some very, very, fussy stuff. Viewer indiscretion is advised. TO BE CONTINUED!!!
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    What gives gel candles a bad name?

    Well, dang... I'm sorry to YOU too... When BFRoberts is done with the little flaming unicorn maybe she'll let you borrow it? I dunno... I'm just try'na be helpful.
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    New to soap making. Could use help.

    They're REALLY AWESOME... @Courtney89 Everything TallTayl and Barbara said. I'll reiterate Barbara's suggestion to lose the Canola, like forever... Every time I've ever used canola in any amount I've gotten Dreaded Orange Spots (DOS) aka: rancid soap. I also add that using a SAP calculator is an absolute must. Trust NO formulation from NO ONE EVER until you personally have run it through your SAP calculator. I'm not saying anyone of us would ever steer you wrong, but a lye heavy soap is a dangerous thing and just double checking the numbers is an easy and solid method of due diligence for your own peace of mind. Soapcalc is my personal favorite SAP calculator. If you bought a kit from BB I take it you have a good scale? Good luck! Sponiebr The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services
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    WeLcOmE tO tHe FrEaK sHoW! Episode 1

    EPISODE 7!!! (Oh this is the ONE you've BEEN WAITING FOR!!!) The creation of the quick lock orifice-flyer-bearing assembly! It's got a VIDEO!!!! 😮 This is a TAP press for This a tap press for threading the holes. This is NOT A DRILL! I repeat THIS IS NOT A DRILL!THIS is the oft referred This is the oft referred to "Ball Plunger". (dear GAWD there's a ruler in the picture for size reference on my ball plunger... (sighs. I can't win for losing...) Again... Sorry about the skeevy looking hands, 8 hours on a metal lathe will work hell on your hands. MORE TO FOLLOW!!! -Sponieb
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    WeLcOmE tO tHe FrEaK sHoW! Episode 1

    Episode 6!!! Opening up the fly hooks and installing the fly hooks.