Well, I did it. I've been wanting to do this for over 20 years, but the idea of working with lye scared me off everytime. I know me well enough to know how haphazard I can get when tackling a serious task. But here it is, lye and all. I can't believe how easy it was and now I can't believe I waited so long. Have you ever been scared to do something you REALLY wanted to, but fear stopped you? Don't let fear win!!! You will regret the time you wasted. So go for it, whatever it is. You'll be glad you did. Now how's that for a bunch of old cliche's. JUST KNOW IT'S TRUE!