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Turn your damaged toaster into an Outer Space Sculpture

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You have a broken classic toaster. It doesn't work, but it's still so beautiful and you feel bad about throwing it to the garbage. What will you do?

You can transform it into a cool sculpture! What about a metallic being from the Outer Space, with only one eye and glowing with red light, like some kind of alien possessed toaster?

So, get some junk, because we will make an artpiece for your home!
 
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Step 1: Cautions, materials and stuff

CAUTIONS: Be careful. This project works with AC current and there are risks of electrocution or fire. Take all the safety measures and verify all the connections. Besides, everytime you drill or cut a metallic surface, it gets hot. Avoid to touch the metal until it lowers its temperature.

TIP: The main piece of this sculpture is a metallic and shiny toaster. You don't want to scratch its surface so, everytime you have to work in it (drilling, cutting, soldering) put a soft protection between the toaster and the table.

I used the following stuff:

1 Toaster
2 Evoluent mice
2 springs
4 metallic discs from a damaged hard drive
4 corner brace inside L (1in. x 1/2in.)
1 energy-saving  60 watt red lightbulb
1 lightbulb socket
1 Push button switch
1 discarded Nintendo 64 AC power supply
1 discarded lap top power supply
Junk (I used a fitting collar for the liquid nitrogen dewar I found in the lab, a damaged escualizable fan, a lens from a camera and a damaged stroller I found dumped in the street)
Nuts and bolts
Iron washers
Wire
Superglue (cyanoacrylate)



TOOLS

Dremel Rotary Tool
Drill
tweezers
screwdivers
scalpel
pliers
Wire cutters
Screwdriver kit
Soldering Iron


And don't forget:

1. If you don't have it, replace it!
2. Use protective equipment (dust mask and goggles)
3. Beware of drilled and soldered hot surfaces
4. Work in a good ventilated area.
5. Always have junk in stock.
6. Have fun!

Step 2: Dismantle the toaster

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Take carefully your toaster and, using a screwdriver, dismantle it. Remove the inner part. We will work only with the external case.
It reminds me of the tripods from War of the Wars, I don know why. I like it because it has a retro feel
Thanks man! Maybe because the eye?
sunshiine1 year ago
How did I miss this one? I love the lights you added! Thanks for sharing and I hope your day is splendid!
sunshiine
M.C. Langer (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
Thanks Sunshiine!! The same for you!! :-)
just don't use older toasters - they contain asbestos
What an awesome way to repurpose an old appliance!
M.C. Langer (author)  depotdevoid1 year ago
Thanks a lot Ian!!! :-)
God I hope you live with people and just quietly did this to the toaster one evening...
M.C. Langer (author)  killerjackalope1 year ago
Sorry, what do you mean?
I was imagining my own reaction to coming down to make toast in the morning only to find this piece of awesome in place of a toaster
M.C. Langer (author)  killerjackalope1 year ago
Oh, thank you very much Killerjackalope! :-)
OH COME ON!!! Can it get any cooler than this? Wow...just wow! My toaster burns everything- time for an overhaul too "listen toaster-you're toast!"
M.C. Langer (author)  porcupinemamma1 year ago
LOL!! Awesome! Thanks a lot, Porcupinemamma!!! :-)
Nice. I'm trying to think of a good Battlestar Galactica joke to stick in here.
Thanks Packrat!!!!!! :-)
Another amazing sculpture! Bravo!
M.C. Langer (author)  timwikander1 year ago
Thanks a lot Tim!!!!