Poll: The end of a puck: what to do?
Do nothing! Use it as is until gone.
Flatten it out smooth, just like new. Press it irregular, it loads faster. Something else.
 10-17-2018, 05:45 PM
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When you can see the doughnut hole in your soaps, what do you do? E.G. in the photo below you see a soap on the left with the beginnings of a doughnut hole. When you get to this point, do you do nothing? Flatten it out smooth? Press it into an irregular pattern (as I have done with the soap on the right)? Or do something different (like combine with another soap)?

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 10-17-2018, 06:06 PM
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I use it as is, although it begins to get annoying because it takes progressively longer to load the brush as the soap goes down.  At some point, when the doughnut gets too large, I get rid of what little is left.

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 10-17-2018, 06:11 PM
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  • Nero
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I don't know what that looks like Smile

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 10-17-2018, 06:26 PM
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I use the back side of a spoon to scrape it out of the corners and make a mound in the middle. The ring of death takes too long to load from!

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 10-17-2018, 06:45 PM
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  • SCOV
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I use until doughnut hole is 80-90%. 
- If a favorite, scoop out the sides with big chunks in the middle.  
- If not a favorite,  start a different soap the next day.  I now have a nice container.

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 10-17-2018, 07:08 PM
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(10-17-2018, 06:26 PM)vigilantesd Wrote: I use the back side of a spoon to scrape it out of the corners and make a mound in the middle. The ring of death takes too long to load from!

^^This, but I use my fingers to make the mound. Then, once the mound gets too small, I transfer it to a full tub of soap with the same scent, or if I don't enjoy the scent, very much, I will add it to a tub of frankensoap.  Shy

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 10-17-2018, 08:05 PM
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  • evnpar
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My OCD takes over and I press the sides down so that there is one even layer in the bottom of the puck.

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 10-17-2018, 10:45 PM
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(10-17-2018, 08:05 PM)evnpar Wrote: My OCD takes over and I press the sides down so that there is one even layer in the bottom of the puck.

As the hollow starts to appear, I mould the sides down to make the soap level.

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 10-18-2018, 01:50 AM
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You could grate the left over hard soap and press it back into the container. Works well.

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 10-18-2018, 02:31 AM
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  • chazt
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(10-17-2018, 07:08 PM)celestino Wrote: once the mound gets too small, I transfer it to a full tub of soap with the same scent, or if I don't enjoy the scent, very much, I will add it to a tub of frankensoap.  Shy

This is what I do as well.

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 10-18-2018, 03:05 AM
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(10-17-2018, 06:26 PM)vigilantesd Wrote: I use the back side of a spoon to scrape it out of the corners and make a mound in the middle. The ring of death takes too long to load from!


This is what I do to. Makes loading easier.

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 10-18-2018, 03:44 AM
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I don't see any benefit to trying to load from the donut.

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 10-18-2018, 03:59 AM
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I'm a hump-in-the-middle guy.  Don't like loading on a donut.  Ain't nobody got time for that.

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 10-18-2018, 04:30 AM
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(10-17-2018, 07:08 PM)celestino Wrote:
(10-17-2018, 06:26 PM)vigilantesd Wrote: I use the back side of a spoon to scrape it out of the corners and make a mound in the middle. The ring of death takes too long to load from!

^^This, but I use my fingers to make the mound. Then, once the mound gets too small, I transfer it to a full tub of soap with the same scent, or if I don't enjoy the scent, very much, I will add it to a tub of frankensoap.  Shy

I do it the Celestino way

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 10-18-2018, 05:27 AM
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(10-17-2018, 06:11 PM)Nero Wrote: I don't know what that looks like Smile

I see!!
Biggrin Biggrin Biggrin

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 10-18-2018, 07:39 AM
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  • JRRIII
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I have yet to get to this point with a soap because I can't stop buying new soaps and using them right away

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 10-18-2018, 12:27 PM
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At some point I'll remove the soap from the edges and make a mound in the middle.  Just easier to load that way.

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 10-21-2018, 05:32 PM
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(10-18-2018, 05:27 AM)ischiapp Wrote:
(10-17-2018, 06:11 PM)Nero Wrote: I don't know what that looks like Smile

I see!!
Biggrin Biggrin Biggrin
Ha!
It's actually not really true. There were three times... Boellis Panama 1924, Czech & Speake No. 88, and AoS tallow Sandalwood...

... BUT, that's only because I was using those soaps to lather for fun A LOT when I was playing and learning... Not from shaving only. (At the time, I was really obsessed with making lather and would do it several times a day for a year or two I would bet.)

Anyways, during that exploration, I learned that I hate loading from the donut... Will not do when I see it again.

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 10-21-2018, 07:41 PM
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I look forward to that day. I've never used more than half a soap to date. I acquire them faster than I can use them. Biggrin

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 10-21-2018, 08:55 PM
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(10-21-2018, 07:41 PM)DBlitz Wrote: I look forward to that day. I've never used more than half a soap to date. I acquire them faster than I can use them. Biggrin

There is true joy in using a soap to completion!

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