07-20-2020, 10:19 AM
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  • MaxP
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As the soap tub nears the bottom, I mound the remaining soap.  I find it makes loading the brush much easier.  Does anyone else do this?  Or I am just being odd?

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 07-20-2020, 10:26 AM
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You are odd.

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 07-20-2020, 10:29 AM
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Hi, I do this too. Sometimes when only some of the tub has been used only a little . It seems to make a big difference.

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 07-20-2020, 10:42 AM
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I totally do a modified this!

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 07-20-2020, 11:26 AM
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This isn't weird in my opinion, it seems to be much easier way of loading and using the product after it gets to become a donut.

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 07-20-2020, 11:29 AM
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I don't do it to this extreme, but I do push it away from the sides.  This seems like an okay idea to me.

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 07-20-2020, 01:46 PM
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I do this too.  In fact, when WSP Vetiver, Proraso Red, and Razorock Rosa di Boscolasco were all low, I combined them all into one mound of croap.

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 07-20-2020, 02:45 PM
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  • chazt
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If you want to use up all the soap in your tub, there’s little alternative.

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 07-20-2020, 04:57 PM
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  • Sully
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I do something similar.  Mine doesn't look nearly as nice but it gets the job done.

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 07-20-2020, 05:39 PM
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(07-20-2020, 10:19 AM)MaxP Wrote: As the soap tub nears the bottom, I mound the remaining soap.  I find it makes loading the brush much easier.  Does anyone else do this?  Or I am just being odd?

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+1. Beautiful mound. Almost looks like you used a mold of some sort

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 07-20-2020, 05:48 PM
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When I get the doughnut hole, I spread the soap across the bottom of the container. When I no longer can continue this, I remove the soap altogether and smear it onto the bottom of my Aesop bowl.

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 07-21-2020, 08:31 AM
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  • RyznRio
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After wet shaving for about a year and a half, I have two donut holes one in Schapenmelk and the other in CRSW X. Two of my all time favorites. For these soaps I use an Omega boar which seems to collect the holy soap more efficiently than my dense badgers. So I haven't mounded but most ideas that seem weird at first become brilliant with use.

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 07-21-2020, 09:35 AM
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I do something similar. But I also keep my soaps in use in a bowl. The concave shape helps a lot.

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 07-21-2020, 09:50 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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When I can see the bottom of the tub in the center of the soap, I scrape the excess soap from the perimeter and push it into the center.  Once the soap gets too thin, I scoop it all out and transfer to a fresh tub and start again.  This doesn't happen often though...I've only ever finished 4 soaps (Grooming Dept Angel x2, Grooming Dept Citric, Grooming Dept Asinus) and I'm close to finishing another GD Citric (donut stage).

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 07-21-2020, 06:53 PM
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I do something similar, but not as uniformly as yours.  Smile

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 07-21-2020, 08:14 PM
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I also mound, but intentionally put in a bunch of peaks and valleys - as it speeds up loading time and I get a very saturated brush. I recall posting about putting La Savonniere du Moulin into a normal sized PET container and encouraging it to fill the container by gently tapping with a hammer (vs. grating the puck) - which resulted in a very non-uniform surface that eased loading immensely.

Generally speaking, after my soaps get to less than 1/2 full - I “re-shape” the loading area every few shaves.

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 07-21-2020, 09:50 PM
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  • Nero
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You're probably weird... because I've thought of doing this.
... but more for hard pucks... Using them upside down would maybe keep them from getting a doughnut hole. (I don't actually do this, but think about the concept.)

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 07-28-2020, 01:28 PM
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  • Mouser
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When it gets to the donut, I remove the last little bit and smash on top of the next refill puck to go into that bowl.

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 07-28-2020, 05:24 PM
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Good idea. Thanks for sharing. I will be doing this now.

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 07-29-2020, 06:10 PM
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I don't mound.  However, it does take more time and effort to load the brush as the donut hole gets larger.

This CRSW Autumn Fougere will be in the Product R.I.P. thread shortly.  

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