We went to the cooking store to scope one out. It seemed a little pricey at $25 so I thought I’d try to make one.
Molly (My wife) : Admit it, you wanted to make one from the beginning. I know how your mind works!
Me: Come on, $25 for a little piece of aluminum. It was screaming for me to reproduce it.
We took a bunch of photos of the press to use as a model.
Step 1: Draw It Up
Step 2: Testing......
Step 3: Testing....
After the massive ravioli session It was clear that I hadn't made the tops of the zig-zags sharp enough. We had to go back and cut each ravioli apart by hand. Also, the size of the ravioli was slightly smaller than the typical ravioli. Even though the wooden press worked fine I wanted to try making a metal one.
Step 4: Back to the Drawing Board
Step 5: Playing With Molten Metal
Step 6: Fail!
A couple months later I found a ravioli press on sale so…I ended up buying it.
I know that I can go a little overboard trying to make (most) things. Like this one, not all projects are a success. I like the challenge regardless and I always learn something along the way that ultimately will apply to future projects.
Molly: Yum! lobster ravioli!
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