Introduction: Lathed Gingerbread Tower

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Turn gingerbread on a lathe, in your kitchen.  It is fun!

The gingerbread was cooked in a soda can for about an hour, so that it was very hard. Then I microwaved the gingerbread for a minute to make sure it got really hard.

Then I put it on the wood lathe, and here it is.

cheap lathe from  Harbor Freigh


mrsmerwin (author)2017-04-01

I know you made this some time ago. How did it stand the test of time? Did it get crumbly and fall apart? Did it attract mice?

bnutmeg (author)2010-03-25

Things like this make me so proud to be friends with you guys. 

marc.cryan (author)bnutmeg2010-03-30

Things like this make me so proud to be friends with you guys. 


We don't have the cable TV, so we have to make are own fun!


smegger (author)2010-01-17

 You mean 'turned' not 'lathed' right? Just curious!

marc.cryan (author)smegger2010-02-11

Yes - I suppose so.

junits15 (author)2009-12-23

I bet that bottle of VO was pretty helpful in making this ;)

iculus (author)2009-12-23

This instructable is really an inspiration ... not because of the gingerbread ... but because of the kitchen lathe.  Kitchen tablesaw, here I come!  It can double as a bread slicer.

Well done.

ironsmiter (author)2009-12-21

The important part of this slideshow is not the gingerbread.

You have come up with a GREAT EXCUSE so that the better half will let you put more power tools in the kitchen!

Next, try chucking a whisk in the drill press, adding a bowl, and calling it a stand mixer.

Then, make Oxy-acetylene Creme Brulee.

Add insult to injury, and bring the bandsaw in there, and slice some frozen meat.


marc.cryan (author)ironsmiter2009-12-22

Ironsmiter - You are absolutely correct!

Why does a stand mixer cost $300+ when you can buy a drill press for $80?

And as always, the most important thing is to marry the right woman!


awww......thanks babe!

gmoon (author)2009-12-21

OK...Kitchen lathe--check. Bottle of Seagrams--check.

Yup. Good to go. +++

biker_trash_1340 (author)gmoon2009-12-21

...don't forget the pills

It's bad enough I let him lathe in the kitchen, but now you guys have to comment on the clutter? Marc, you need to clean the kitchen better next time.  :)

ps, the seagrams is from another instructable.

marc.cryan (author)gmoon2009-12-21

That's right!

caitlinsdad (author)2009-12-21

I dunno, it could have used some finish on it like butter or strawberry glaze.

Kush_Slayer (author)2009-12-21

im debating which is worse, this or the laser cut gingerbread bridge

Momma_Bear (author)2009-12-21

 You could make an entire gingerbread chess set like this! Especially like the clean up crew. Woof!

Tool Using Animal (author)2009-12-21

This all kinds of awesome, and I'm not at all influenced by the fact I just came in from turning x mas gifts.

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