September 5, 2012

Soap Bevelers - a Few Options

When it comes to making your soaps look professional, you have several options. They range from sophisticated to simple, & while none of them are more right than others, you have to find the one that works for you!

This baby is as low-tech as it gets, and you can pick one up from most kitchen stores, or from The Nova Studio while you're taking classes here for $4 (we carry this exact one). Technically, it's not even a soap beveler - it's a cheese slicer! How much soap the bevel takes up is completely up to you & how hard you press while beveling. Using this would make beveling one of those activities you can do while watching TV.

This one is called the HANDcraft soap edger, and it's available through Soap Equipment. It's pricer than the cheese slicer above at $27.50, but creates rounder corners, while still allowing you to move your task wherever you want to be. The depth of the bevel is decided by which of the two ends you use - one is smaller & one is deeper. For 5% off, click through THIS link and use code NovaStudio at checkout. This is the beveler Lori uses for her soaps. Please note that the links above are affiliate links.

Finally, the Mission Peak Soap beveler is the most sophisticated of the options. It has a ledge that keeps it attached via tension to the edge of the table so you can push your bars through without it sliding away from you. The wire system creates a very professional, 45 degree bevel. There is no way to adjust the depth of the bevel (unless you want it deeper - then remove the plastic on the bottom that helps the bars slide) but you will have perfect, even bevels every time, with no errors. This is one of David's products & we love everything he does! For a discount on your order, check the back page of your handouts!

Do you know of some other options for beveling soap? Do you like how your bars look without being beveled? Tell us all about it!


Ruth at The Nova Studio said...

I don't bevel too often (only when I need to clean up messy edges) but I use an old stainless steel vegetable peeler. Lots of control with very little waste!

Anonymous said...

I purchased one of David's bevelers early on. Works great and is fast! My only issue is I just don't know what to do with all my soap scraps!?!!

Lori at The Nova Studio said...

Great alternate, Ruth - I've never thought of using a vegetable peeler! Merilyn - you have SO many options. You can bag them up in a wash bag with some herbs, embed them into another batch of soap, or even donate them to Clean the World (my favorite option)!

madpiano said...

I have the Beveller from here:

It is similar to the one from Nizzy, I think. I love bevelling my soaps as they feel better in the shower and look neater.

I fill the scraps into small hemp bags and sell them as drawer fresheners or turn them into laundry soap.