How to stick soap ends together? (Scots please reply)

All right, I'm nuts. I end up with tiny bits of soap all over the bathroom. How do I stick them together? I might get nice looking patchwork-quilt effects, save money, create new aromas.............. At the moment I try to get a bit of lather round the pieces and just try to squeeze them together.
What am I missing here? Andy
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On 06 Jan 2004 16:49:39 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.comnohawker (Andy Evans) wrote:

Wasn't there a device sold to do this in the 70's (probably by ronco or someone), presumably during the soap shortage, I can't remember I was only young but I remember the power cuts being frightening, well I was 2
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We used to have one in the 1950s and I suspect they have a much longer history than that. I must admit I forget how it worked, but ISTR a perforated, hinged shell was involved.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hi Colin,
This was in the days before washing-up liquid was (economically?) available. So you put the soap scraps into the "perforated, hinged shell" and swished it around in a washing up bowl of hot water.
Cheers,
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Ah - so I'm not the last person in the world to use bars of soap rather than shower gel, as my wife thinks! (Ooo - coal tar!) I never seem to have a problem - as one piece gets too small to use, I start on a new piece, then as I finish showering squeeze the two bits together, then next time they're well and truely stuck together.
Peter.
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wrote:

Soap is the new rock 'n roll (or the new Goth, at least)
Just take a look at a branch of Lush
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Andy Evans wrote:

I can't believe I'm replying to this but ...
use Pears soap becuase it's convex when new so you can stuff the last bit of the old bar in the dent when you open a new one
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use Pears soap becuase it's convex when new so you can stuff the last bit of the old bar in the dent when you open a new one>>
You should be running the railways!
On the other hand, you probably are!
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There are plenty of web sites about for this , bizarrely enough. AFAIK then you need to melt them over hot water, then pour into a mould.
try here: http://www.soap.it/supplies/recipes/dbrebatch.html
MrCheerful
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On 06 Jan 2004 16:49:39 GMT, a particular chimpanzee named snipped-for-privacy@aol.comnohawker (Andy Evans) randomly hit the keyboard and produced:

My mother used to get all the bits of soap together in a nylon bag that oranges are sold in. Excellent at removing dead skin (and several layers of live ones as well).
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Andy Evans wrote:

Never mind the Scots. I was born a Yorkshireman and they're like Scot's with the generousity taken away :-)
I have a gadget my then young son bought me in the 1970s.... its a plastic screw thing which squashes the bits together. Swmbo though doesn't like the result for some reason ... may be all those little hairs stuck in it.....
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Easy andy.when you open up your new bar of soap keep it dry take the wet sliver of used soap and press it to the side of the new bar using it's own moisture. Give it a quick compress between your palms then run your finger smoothing the join between the bars all the way round. It will bond to the new bar of soap. MBS
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What I do is take the small pieces of soap from the shower and add the piece to the lump which I have at the washahnd basin and use a new bar in the shower . Might not impress visitors but it is better than throwing it out . Stuart
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I was shown how to do it by my Cussons. You have to go carefully, or Sud's Law it all goes wrong.
Phil
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Ah, a fellow Yorkshireman!
My mother went to college in Aberdeen. The Aberdonians were apparently a decadent and generous breed until she showed them the error of their ways....
I spent a long time working in The Netherlands, with an Aberdonian. What a combination - a Yorkshireman, an Aberdonian and the Dutch. You could see the expressions of pain all round when it came to signing for bar bills (and that was even when we could charge them as expenses!!!!)
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Aye lad, me too, sithee.

"Soap Sam" We had one. Then it dawned on me (after a whole 2 weeks of using it) that all you do is:
- reduce current bar of soap until too-small-to-use-easily. - break out new bar from the secret soap safe. - use both bars together to wash hands. Old one will be softer than new one: crush it on to the wet surface of the new one. - leave until dry.
For the crushing part, you need strong hands, but you will already have them from squeezing out your teabags, your toothpaste tubes (cut in half and brush out, when no longer squeezable), and from ripping open plastic ketchup bottles when nearly empty.
And like one of the previous posters, I can't believe I'm replying to this (and undermining the economy in this way). Come to think of it, I can't believe how anybody ever sold a "Soap Sam".
John
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