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
Step 2: Toaster dismemberment - phase 1
On the underside are Torx screws for which I did not have bits. The two prominent screws were removed with pliers, the others had the brown plastic hacked away from them until I could finish the job with pliers.
The two control knobs are friction-fits on this machine and only required a good pull to get them off
Whilst doing this I observed that the outer shell is rather hard and must have good heat resistance. To some extent the toaster self-cools by natural convection, the last photograph shows the the comparison between inner and outer.
I wasn't going to be able to rely on this type of cooling or plastic in the video.