|Materials and tools|
I was originally planning to make the mold all in one piece. I was basically planning to make a box. However, I got to thinking about it and decided that it would be easier to use if the sides were attached with hinges. So on to the hardware store for the hardware. I purchased two sets of 1" hinges and 2 sets of short gate hooks.
I started by attaching the legs first with basic 1" wood screws. I used 2 screws per leg for added strength and stability. I did have to tinker with placement just a little bit.
After the side boards were attached I then needed to use something to keep the mold closed when in use. So enter the gate hooks. I think that even though the sides are a little uneven that it will still work just fine.
So tomorrow I am going to make a batch of soap so that I can use it. ;) After all any excuse to craft is a good one in my book. I will update with pictures after I have made soap and molded it.