03-15-2017, 10:33 PM
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Gents--

I just pulled the trigger on one of the best soaps I've ever used -- ABC Hard Soap.  I had read here or on another forum that this soap was being discontinued and would no longer be available.  I'm not sure if this is true, but the soap is currently on sale on their website.  For those who are interested, it's only around 21 Euro (without tax).

My question is, since the puck comes only in a paper wrapper, what is a good tub to buy for this soap?  I'm looking at Maggard's, Stirling, MW...

Thanks in advance!

Alex

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 03-15-2017, 11:51 PM
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Anything cheap, that you can re-service from a local used stuff shop

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 03-16-2017, 05:08 AM
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  • Steve56
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I had heard the same thing so you may have seen one of my posts.  I don't know of any third-party sellers, but ABC still has it listed on their site as available.

Anyway, I grated mine into a Maggards 6-oz low profile PET tub which is really nice for hard soaps. The soap doesn't get stained like from many cheap wooden bowls, it has great surface area and you can get to the bottom of the soap with a brush well.

Cheers, Steve

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 03-16-2017, 08:21 AM
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The MW tubs work well for me.

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 03-16-2017, 11:34 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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This soap is good enough to warrant its own nice container.  Check out local charity shops or antique shops for glass/crystal/ceramic lidded bowls.

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 03-16-2017, 12:43 PM
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(03-16-2017, 05:08 AM)Steve56 Wrote: I had heard the same thing so you may have seen one of my posts.  I don't know of any third-party sellers, but ABC still has it listed on their site as available.

Anyway, I grated mine into a Maggards 6-oz low profile PET tub which is really nice for hard soaps. The soap doesn't get stained like from many cheap wooden bowls, it has great surface area and you can get to the bottom of the soap with a brush well.

Cheers, Steve

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Are these glass or plastic?
OP- I would think an empty MDC container pit would be great if you can actually finish it haha

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 03-16-2017, 01:47 PM
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I've used small Anchor Hocking containers for pucks and they work nicely.  Of course, they're nothing fancy.
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 03-16-2017, 02:09 PM
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The Maggards tubs are PET plastic. Very good quality though, and wider and shallower than the MdC jars.

Cheers, Steve

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 03-16-2017, 08:51 PM
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Thanks gents!

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 03-16-2017, 09:36 PM
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MDC old glass 200 gram is not quite wide enough.
I had to trim my ABC to fit in the MDC glass jar.
I did not actually finish the MDC, gave away plenty of samples to finish it.

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 03-17-2017, 10:33 AM
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Thanks Claus.  Right now I'm thinking the Maggard black tub or the Stirling green plastic would work well.  The new Maggard tub and the new MW tubs look higher quality but wider and shallower.   The ABC puck as I remember it is at least 1 1/2 inches thick.  We'll see.

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 03-17-2017, 03:07 PM
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(03-16-2017, 01:47 PM)TexBilly Wrote: I've used small Anchor Hocking containers for pucks and they work nicely.  Of course, they're nothing fancy.
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I use the same container and i like it a lot! Fits perfectly.

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 03-17-2017, 05:18 PM
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The best container actually is the container for the shaving cream! Buy a cream first, finish it and then use the container for the soap. It fits perfectly!

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 03-17-2017, 05:20 PM
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(03-16-2017, 02:09 PM)Steve56 Wrote: The Maggards tubs are PET plastic. Very good quality though, and wider and shallower than the MdC jars.

Cheers, Steve


Wider and shallower is exactly what an MDC jar needs to be perfect!

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 03-17-2017, 07:08 PM
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I bet an empty Nuavia coffret would be perfect.

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 03-18-2017, 02:24 AM
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(03-17-2017, 05:20 PM)snowman Wrote:
(03-16-2017, 02:09 PM)Steve56 Wrote: The Maggards tubs are PET plastic. Very good quality though, and wider and shallower than the MdC jars.

Cheers, Steve


Wider and shallower is exactly what an MDC jar needs to be perfect!


Exactly my thoughts. Here's a full tub of MdC in a once-empty Castle Forbes container. Same diameter as the Maggard's container but slightly deeper.

Cheers, Steve

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 03-18-2017, 07:12 AM
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Another plug for the Maggard's PET. Grab some when you get the chance, they don't stay in stock long.

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 03-18-2017, 06:11 PM
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Misread firstpost

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