ANOTHER PROJECT - ARKO CONTAINER

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ANOTHER PROJECT - ARKO CONTAINER

Postby BLES » Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:44 pm

Some time ago Deepsouth used his wife's Kenwood to grate some Arko soap for his Mr Price wooden container.

Over the week-end I picked-up myself one of these cool looking containers as I have been eyeballing it for some time.

Here is the method I used to place the Arko in the container. All I used was a cutting board, bread knife and spoon.
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For only R39 this is a bargain. I started by removing the stickers with some turpentine.
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Took the rapper off the Arko and cut the soap into thin wheels.
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Then I started the layering process by pressing the soap down with my thumbs inside the container.
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After all the wheels were added I started to mould and shape the soap with a spoon. I wanted a bit of a well shape in the middle as one would find with TOBS soaps. It simply makes it easier to load soap on the brush.
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And there we have a nifty wooden container filled with Arko soap. Thanks to Deepsouth for the inspiration. :thumbup:
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Re: ANOTHER PROJECT - ARKO CONTAINER

Postby Riaanb » Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:08 pm

BLES wrote:Some time ago Deepsouth used his wife's Kenwood to grate some Arko soap for his Mr Price wooden container.

Over the week-end I picked-up myself one of these cool looking containers as I have been eyeballing it for some time.

Here is the method I used to place the Arko in the container. All I used was a cutting board, bread knife and spoon.
IMG_20160401_171945.jpg

For only R39 this is a bargain. I started by removing the stickers with some turpentine.
IMG_20160401_172020.jpg

IMG_20160401_172651.jpg

Took the rapper off the Arko and cut the soap into thin wheels.
IMG_20160401_172819.jpg

IMG_20160401_172918.jpg

Then I started the layering process by pressing the soap down with my thumbs inside the container.
IMG_20160401_173002.jpg

After all the wheels were added I started to mould and shape the soap with a spoon. I wanted a bit of a well shape in the middle as one would find with TOBS soaps. It simply makes it easier to load soap on the brush.
IMG_20160401_173325.jpg

And there we have a nifty wooden container filled with Arko soap. Thanks to Deepsouth for the inspiration. :thumbup:
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Very nice Bles....guys are very creative these days :thumbup: :clap:
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Re: ANOTHER PROJECT - ARKO CONTAINER

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:31 pm

Nice one Bles! Just be careful with the spoon afterwards... people might wonder why their coffee tastes funny :lol:
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Re: ANOTHER PROJECT - ARKO CONTAINER

Postby BLES » Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:05 pm

RiverValleyTrading wrote:Nice one Bles! Just be careful with the spoon afterwards... people might wonder why their coffee tastes funny :lol:

Thanks guys...

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Re: ANOTHER PROJECT - ARKO CONTAINER

Postby deepsouth » Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:40 pm

That is a much better way of doing things ! Fortunately I didn't get into trouble with the Missus - but your disc cutting, bowl shaping technique is tops ! I wonder if I could smear some essential oil on the Arko - you know for the smell :D
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Re: ANOTHER PROJECT - ARKO CONTAINER

Postby Thug » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:11 pm

Very nice Bles.
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Re: ANOTHER PROJECT - ARKO CONTAINER

Postby BLES » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:06 am

deepsouth wrote:That is a much better way of doing things ! Fortunately I didn't get into trouble with the Missus - but your disc cutting, bowl shaping technique is tops ! I wonder if I could smear some essential oil on the Arko - you know for the smell :D


Give it some time...the scent will eventually grow on you... :twisted: :lol:
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Re: ANOTHER PROJECT - ARKO CONTAINER

Postby BLES » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:07 am

Thug wrote:Very nice Bles.

Thanks Thug :D
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Re: ANOTHER PROJECT - ARKO CONTAINER

Postby dini » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:23 am

Nice one , Bles .

Have you used this setup yet ? Works well ?
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Re: ANOTHER PROJECT - ARKO CONTAINER

Postby BLES » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:00 am

dini wrote:Nice one , Bles .

Have you used this setup yet ? Works well ?

Thanks Dini. I'm using it for the past week and it works great for me. Just remember to wipe off the side walls on the inside from the access lather after use otherwise it might look messy. :thumbup:
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