The project was simple: convert a VHS video machine to make toast, and eject it through the cassette slot.
If I thought anyone would attempt this (and they shouldn't) I'd offer the following warnings:
Ensure the metal parts are earthed (I did)
Do not place it on heat-sensitive surfaces.
Do not place heat-sensitive materials on top of it.
Take care not to touch any hot surfaces.
Do not leave the machine unattended.
Step 1: Parts list
Toaster - I used a Swan Elegance single slot "thick & thin"
Metal sheet - From steel drinks cans
Epoxy glue - (cheap, two part)
A sharp knife