Papercraft Turkey

Want to get ready for Thanksgiving with some folding? Want to skip the real turkey and have a stand-in while you eat a vegetarian meal? Then try out this turkey papercraft. It has a little bit of a headcrab vibe going with it, but it's certainly timely. Link via Make

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago



What Grocery stores have the most reasonable prices for turkeys per pound?

Seeing that the economy has gone absolutely crazy with the outrageous prices for food!!!! I would like to ask my fellow community members if you have noticed any grocery stores who are having good deals on turkeys per pound? I live here in Northeastern Ohio and at Save a Lot(Discount food store) a turkey was $1.79 a pound. Please can somebody possibly give me some feedback on how a family of three can have a decent meal without spending my whole paycheck?

Posted by jadan1223 9 years ago



I have a soft wall cooler with a clear plastice liner, and I was wondering if it would be safe to brine a turkey in it?

The cooler is about 10 or 12 years old made by California Innovations with a clear plastic removeable liner.  I will give it a good thorough wash.  Their website says it is tested for safety.  I just don't wanna poison the family.

Asked by Kaniduh 7 years ago


How to convert a charcoal turkey smoker to natural gas with an external heat element?

I have a charcal Brinkman turkey smoker and a 63-6300 heavey duty utility stove bulit by Hurricane Products. The Brinkman fit perfectly on to the Hurrican with the Brinkman bottom on or off. When the Brinkman bottom is off the next part is the part the holds the charcoal. with the Hurricane heat outside everything. Question is will that work by just heat the part where the charcoal would be place and burning or do I need to enclose the heat unit also. I don't want to detach the heat unit and install it in the bottom part of the Brinkman because I use it for many things.

Asked by chinaclipper 8 years ago


Make Interviews turkey-tek and canida

Instructables members turkey tek and canida were interviewed on the Make blog here and here about their Thanksgiving exploits.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Turkey Temp Help

I roasted a turkey to safe temps and turned the cooker off 10pm, Fell asleep then came back at 4am temp was at 140-150. Is it safe?

Asked by landsmob7 6 years ago


TURKEY COMA!!!

This is a forum for those who want to rant about dishes they were forced to eat, dishes they liked, funny experiences, and that terrible migraine you have from stuffing yourself (I thought you were only supposed to stuff turkey?) Enjoy!

Posted by Constructo Man 10 years ago


Happy Excessive Turkey Day!

As I type, millions of turkeys are coming to a gravy-covered end. Post a link to any left-overs based recipe you have published since last Thanksgiving, and any that I like will get a Pro membership. If I get enough recipes get posted, I'll gather some of the nicer ones into a Collection. So, happy Thanksgiving to y'all! Image from Wikimedia Commons.

Posted by Kiteman 4 years ago



Instructables in the Wall Street Journal today ~

Last year I posted an instructable on making ornaments out of turkey neck bones. One of the comments was less than glowing. This is mentioned today in an article in WSJ. See "When a turkey's gone..." front page. Sharon Hauser (SharonH)

Posted by SharonH 9 years ago


It was totally worth it to get Indiana Jones for $9!

Yes, a win for consumerism, the economy is saved.So which side of the bell curve do you think these shoppers fell on?

Posted by Tool Using Animal 9 years ago


Pie is not cake

Nor is cake pie. Discuss.

Posted by turkey tek 10 years ago


Has anyone done an 'ible for a smoked turkey poblano pot pie? Answered

I have a good step-by-step, and it makes a fabulous pie. Pictures, though, I cannot get.

Asked by BlackSheep1 5 years ago



refreezing meat?

If I thaw out frozen ground turkey and refreeze it is it still good?

Asked by Geana 5 years ago


Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

Thanksgiving dinner is coming up in just a couple weeks and we want you to be able to have the perfect feast ready. So we've whipped up a fresh batch of Instructables that will help you out with everything from the turkey to the side dishes and even a dessert and a bit of apple cider.These recipes have been tested out at the Instructables Test Kitchen in the Oakland Hills and are sure to be a great addition to the festivities. If there's something that you think that we missed, make one of your own!This topic is now an official Thanksgiving Dinner Guide. Turkey Recipe by noahw Cook up a delicious bird and get everyone in a festive mood as the aroma fills your house! This in-depth recipe will guide you on the way to greatness. Gravy Recipe by noahw Make this delicious sauce from the turkey's pan drippings. Stuffing by scoochmaroo An amazing stuffing recipe so good that it stands well completely on its own. Mashed Potatoes by scoochmaroo An essential part of the Thanksgiving dinner, mashed potatoes go well with everything else that will be crowded onto your plate. Cranberry Sauce by noahw Homemade cranberry sauce rules with its tanginess and wonderful texture. It cooks up easily and stores in the fridge like a champ so skip the can this year. Cornbread by canida Cornbread is a versatile dish, equally good with a big bowl of chili and as a holiday side dish for Christmas or Thanksgiving. Deviled Eggs by rachel While everyone's anxiously waiting for the turkey, bring these out to keep the hungry horde happy and content. You can also try the dill-variation of Deviled Eggs. Corn on the Cob by noahw Hot corn on the cob with a bit of butter is a simple pleasure that nobody should be denied on Thanksgiving. That's right, nobody. Green Beans by noahw Add some veggies to the meal with this quick and tasty recipe for green beans. They're so tasty that even those who normally have to be force-fed greens will grab them up. Apple Pie by randofo Learn the basics of apple pie making with this Instructable and then try out different kinds of apples to see which combination makes you happiest. Pumpkin Pie by ewilhelm This recipe turns out a pumpkin pie so smooth that eating it is like becoming one with the essence of pumpkin. Absolutely worth the effort. Apple Cider by nagutron Fresh cider has a life of its own that can't be matched with what you get in the store. Give this beverage the respect it deserves by juicing some up yourself.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Cardboard R2D2, Safely Fry a Turkey, Laser Etched Fingernails

Unbelievable Cardboard R2D2 Safely Fry a Turkey Laser Etched Fingernails Arduino-Controlled Indoor Garden Road Sign Stools NES Cartridge Router Dried Apple Chips Side-Accessible Crib The Shirt Skirt Romper from Mens Button Down Apple Cider The Sofa Suit Lord of the Rings Tower Cake Paper Mask of Your Own Head Nunchuck Text-To-Speech Hack Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Posted by randofo 7 years ago


3D Spherical Display, Tailgate Hot Tub, Turkey Recipe

3D Spherical Display Tailgate Hot Tub Ultimate Turkey Recipe Modular Pie Cosahedron 4-Minute Chocolate Mousse How to Microwave Corn Award-Winning Pumpkin Pie Homemade Pie Crust Easy Knit Hat Pattern Make Infused Oil Classic Gravy Recipe Blinking Bicyclist Armband Turn a Belt Into a Pen Mysterious Ring Magic Trick Installing Chair Rail Make a Backyard Path Arduino Music Responsive Light Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Posted by randofo 7 years ago


On-line electronics store help?

I need an online electronics supplier which ships to Turkey.Shipping has to meet the limits given below,speed of shipping won't matter too much.Price limits are this low because I will quickly get broke otherwise. Shipping limits 3.33USD 2.50EUR 2GBP

Asked by Derin 9 years ago


Airsoft scope?

I am wondering if I got a good deal. I bought a 2.5x 32mm hunting scope for $5. Also what mounts do I need to attach it to a standard airsoft R.I.S. rail system?

Asked by thing 2 7 years ago


where can i buy knex

I am living in turkey where can i buy knex sets ,tubs (not in internet i dont trust the internet)

Posted by spankeerrrrrrr 6 years ago


tables

There are several Instructables I'd like to do but they involve tables, as in spreadsheets, not where the Thanksgiving turkey is the main course. What markup format do I use? I've tried the one used at the Wikipedia but it does not work.

Posted by watermelon 9 years ago


Soup & Salad

What is your favorite soup and salad combination for summer? I'm looking for some recipes to write and would love to know what you all love to eat!  Personally, I love a good butternut squash, with a turkey, bacon, and avocado club.

Posted by garnishrecipes 4 years ago


Had yourself an 'ibling Christmas ?

Inspired by an Instructable posted here, our Christmas dinner was a deep fried turkey, accompanied by my own Potato puffballs and all the trimmings Who else has used 'Ibles to help the season along ? Steve

Posted by steveastrouk 7 years ago


Take Thanksgiving to the Next Level! Project Contest Winners

I hope your Thanksgiving was as exciting and competitive as mine! Of the 42 people that came over for dinner, I beat them all by gaining an unprecedented 5 percentage points of body fat over the course of the dinner!Ok, maybe not that much, but I did eat until I was literally sick, and can feel comfortable saying, "I took Thanksgiving to the next level."From their projects, it's clear the winners of the Take Thanksgiving to the Next Level contest did too.Grand PrizeThese three projects will win beta Eye-fi Eye-Film cards. More information here.green chile fried turkey by drEelmodular pie-cosahedron by turkey tekPumpkin Cheesecake Pie by dently First Prize PackageThese three Instructables will win On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee and a Tanita UM080 Scale with Body Fat and Body Water Monitor.Cloth Napkins by HeresyOfTruthTurkey Treats by FrenchCrawlerXtreme Buddha's Non Vegan Delight in a Skin Tube by MrMunki Second PrizeThese projects will win one year magazine subscriptions to their choice of Make (digital or print version), Craft (digital or print version), or ReadyMade.$7 Non-Stick Rolling Pin by jess'Antique' Holiday Molasses Cookies by ianCranberry Relish by LasVegasDIY 41-inch uberHDTV (3 150 x 1 680) - 3 x 20" monitors in portrait by acfouHow to fry a turkey by rbhaysLeftover cranberry relish cake by lisareaPumpkin Pie Dessert Squares by GregDDCScratch Pumpkin Pie by Tool Using AnimalStatistical Analysis of Turkey Cooking by trebuchet03Thanksgiving Calculator by spacejockeysUSB-Powered Apple by randofoThanks to everyone to who entered and to the people who helped judge the contest: canida, honus, kinawera, leahculver, mever, noahw, numberandom, puffin_juice, and zieak.Original Thanksgiving contest instructions here.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Preparing paper for calligraphy?

I noticed that the calligraphers in Turkey do some tricks for paper they use for their final calligraphy work.  I am not sure what they do to the paper to make it smooth and better.  Does any one know how or what to apply to normal paper to make a great paper for calligaphy?

Asked by PeereMoghan 7 years ago


I have quit energy drinks, cold turkey. Now I sleep a lot more....

My goal was to save money, and lose weight. It's working on both fronts, but now, other aspects of my life are being effected. I find myself constantly tired, focus is slipping easily, and I'm much more irritable than before, which is quite a feat I was hoping it was just a chemical dependency, but I'm almost 2 weeks without now. Safe to say, I'm viewing this as an addiction. I get in light exercise all through the day, I eat healthy and light (and often), but still feel fatigued... Any non caffeinated suggestions on how to boost energy?

Asked by poi_pai 8 years ago


How do a hook up a Duck/Turkey Call to a Blow-Off Valve of my turboed car?

I would love to find out. Mainly to test to see how well my blow off valve is actually working. All I know is that you use PVC pipe.

Asked by TheGasMaskGuy 9 years ago


solder sucker? Answered

I remember using 'solder suckers' in the past (looked like a turkey baster with a big spring loaded inside). are those still in use by anyone? if not, was it just not as good a system as wick, or did the noise annoy eveyone? just curious if you had an idea or opinion.Thanks for the solder lesson...nice and concise btw--future edition idea: "How to use solder for eyeglasses repair"

Asked by sweetB 7 months ago


How to roll a building

If you want to move a building a little over to the side and, oh, upside-down, then it looks like all you have to do is set off explosives on just one side. That's what it looks like what happened in this video in Turkey, anyway. Wish it also included what led up to this amazing building barrel roll.

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


turkey tek- Finalist

Turkey tek is a finalist in the Laser Cutter Challenge for:Interactive Multitouch DisplayHelp judge the contest by rating this forum post! For those that care what I would do with a laser cutter:1. I will use the laser cutter to shape young minds; precisely.2. I will use the laser cutter to engrave space filling curves on everything...even other space filling curves.3. I will use the laser cutter to build up furniture out of layers of cardboard.4. I will use the laser cutter to build the structural elements of another laser cutter. High power laser diodes are getting incredibly cheap these days. Once I have time to understand how to build high current pulsed power supplies without current overshoot, itsa done deal. 5. I will use the laser cutter to fairly divide complicated pies among multiple individuals. Coupled with cheap desktop FDM (food deposition manufacture) machines, you will soon be able to download a fractal pie from the internet, fabricate it, and then cut it into little tiny fractaline pieces, all the while not wearing any pants.6. I will use the laser cutter in a massive alternate reality game I've been planning for several years which will involve fabricating 2**12 unique procedurally generated puzzles.7. I will use the laser cutter to double the number of gold spheres I own by making the byzantine, low kerf cuts required to implement the Banach-Tarski paradox8. I will use the laser cutter to efficiently remove corporate logos from consumer goods. This is something I currently do with sandpaper or an exacto knife, but with a laser cutter, I would offer to do it FREE for anyone who wanted to send me their cellphone, mouse, laptop, etc.9. I will use the laser cutter to machine microfluidic devices for experimental kitchen use.10. I will use the laser cutter to piece aperiodic quilts and quilts of varying curvatures 11. I will use the laser cutter to do anything any other finalist proposes to do, twice!

Posted by turkey tek 10 years ago


BACON!!!!

Bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon baconI smell BACON!!!!After typing it so many times, that word means nothing to me now.Wait,Yes it does!BACON!Bacon is timeless. Can I say that?It's good for breakfast.It's good for dessert.It's good for a cocktail.It gets you clean.And it can keep you warm! check out the other cool knitting patterns while you're there! I'm trying to think of some reason I need to make the turkey bag. . . BACON!!!

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


Non-toxic, natural, cheap and WATER-PROOF adhesive or glue, is this impossible?

I'm a quality engineer working for a company in Turkey, the company collects the coaldust ( powder form of the coal )  from all the cities of Turkey and makes them briquettes by pressing with very powerful machines. Of course we use some adhesives for mechanical strength of the briquettes. We use CMC (a kind of cellulose) and this material is soluable in water. So our briquettes are not very durable under rain or moisture. Now I have to change the binder or adhesive materials in order to produce waterproof briquettes. I dont know how it's possible. I have to use nontoxic natural materials, and cheap as well. Last week I tried to do something but we were unlucky maybe. I tried to use Technical Gelatin and Alum (Al. Sulphate ) together, the briquettes seemed very good after production but they were not durable when I left them in a cup of water. So I have to find a solution now. Can you help me about that? I'd be very pleased. Thanks.

Asked by enisdogru 7 years ago


Happy ThanksGiving everyone.

Happy Thanksgiving.  On the 25th I made an apple pie with a crumb top and on the 26th I'll make a green bean casserole and mashed potatoes. My dad will make the turkey and he also made Crab Dip-it and a Pumpkin pie. The day a lot of the fat americans gorge themselves half to death, and the rest also gorge themselves, just not as much. Remember: "Don't panic! It's organic." And, "Make your Plastic Fantastic."

Posted by Yerboogieman 8 years ago


Hunting darts for blowguns

OK so I just bought the cold steel blowgun and it's awesome. they have an great number of darts for hunting but i was wondering about a custom head design. i saw some great for a bow that i thought could be made to work with my blow gun. anyone see these guillitene heads for turkey hunting. well with a spring setup i think one could fashion something to work. the question is. Is just under 400fps enough power to make something like that work?

Posted by Jack Daniels 9 years ago


Flying RC Starship Enterprise, USB Dead Drops, 3D Chocolate Printer

Flying RC Starship Enterprise USB Dead Drops 3D Chocolate Printer Papercraft Mech Warrior Easy Pumpkin Pie 4-In-1 Hat Glove Scarf Mittens Convert Laced Shoes to Slip-Ons Vegetarian Turkey Illusionist Heart Locket Built-In Bookcase Butternut Squash Soup Umbrella Sound Dome Glazed Doughnuts RAM Memory From Scratch Radial Arm Saw Tips Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Posted by randofo 7 years ago


Wisdom Teath and any other Sugery

So I have to get all four of my wisdom teeth removed this Friday at 7am (tomorrow), and to make it worse we have Friday off of school. But I wanted to get it done before the holidays (TURKEY!!). So any horror story's (of any surgery doesn't have to be wisdom teeth)? How old were you when you got yours out (I'm 14)? Did you even have them removed? BTW: There putting me under (anesthesia) if you were wondering.

Posted by TheCheese9921 10 years ago


Tin Cloth

I am concerned Instructables could be hurt by the Prudometer being ratched too high on comments.  That's bad for the company. Here's a post just sent to Tin Cloth that was automatically rejected for either being irrelevant or abusive: "I recall 60 years ago when my parents bought me an oil cloth slicker in Istanbul, Turkey.  It was kinda smelly, but it worked until I outgrew it.  That was just plain cloth, not canvas. I use that mix of bee's wax, turpentine and linseed oil as a preservative for old tools.  I got a paint can of it in the garage.  Much more durable than WD-40." How "plain Jane" can you get?  I came back to visit because of the newsletter.

Posted by Tim Temple 5 years ago


Thanksgiving Reuse Challenge Winners Announced

Instructables is happy to announce the winners of the Thanksgiving Reuse Contest. As this was a speed contest, all of the voting was done by YOU and (for the random prize) a cardboard box.Since this was also an international contest and Thanksgiving is pretty American, we kept the definitions of "Thanksgiving" and "reuse" pretty loose. If it had to do with food, celebration, or the detritus thereof, we were happy to include it.To see the full list of entries simply check out the group. More Thanksgiving instructables can be seen in last year's contest group as well.But enough about that... on with the winners!Pageviews and Ratings Prizes - For receiving the most pageviews and the highest ratings, the authors of these Instructables will each receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt and a laser-engraved cutting board. How to Make Delicious, Healthy Homemade Potato Chips With a Microwave! by thatkidwithayoyo A Thai style Chicken BBQ cooked outside in 10-15 minutes. Using an old can, empty beer bottle and some hay. by dandym Ratings Prize Runners-up - For receiving the next highest ratings, the authors of these four Instructables will each receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt. The World's Loudest Party Popper Easy Tasty Milk Pudding Microwaved Grand Marnier chestnuts, flambe' Turkey Time Tesla CD Turbine Random Prize - For being lucky enough to have its name pulled out of a cardboard box, the author of this Instructable will receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt and a laser-engraved cutting board.and the random winner is...Turkey Chili

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Dry-Ice Martini and Electric Cake - Hungry Scientist and Instructables in the NYT

The Hungry Scientist Handbook, Turkey tek, and Instructables were the topic of Dry-Ice Martini and Electric Cake in the New York Times:WHEN does a recipe become a science project?Is it when the compulsion to create an edible electrical circuit keeps a cook up all night, wrapping Twizzler string licorice in pure silver?Is it when a baker decides to bake 20 equilateral-triangle-shaped pecan pies for Thanksgiving, then attach them together with magnets to form an 80-serving icosahedron? (The recipe begins with 30 cups of flour and 2 large sheets of 24-gauge steel.) More news and press about Instructables here.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


Costume foam

I am make a cosplay costume and it's VERY large and it requires a foam I have been looking all over trying to find anything about it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NsQLq7EMkk At the 3 minute mark it shows this man making a Halo Elite costume leg, as you might have noticed the foam is ridged but flexible, also it's large. Where can I buy foam like that? I am assuming I can't buy it in such a massive size and that I would have to glue layers of it together, but if you know where I could buy it in a massive size that would be great too.  Final part what would be the best way to cut the foam it looks like that man is using a turkey carver any other ways? Thanks to all those that can help me!

Posted by Zergling_pack 7 years ago


Who is this character ?

My Dad bought this bottle along with a small Wild Turkey Bottle it says its Tauicå which upon my research it seems to be a  Èšuică - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...Èšuică (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈtÍ¡sujkÉ™]; sometimes spelled tuica, tzuika, tsuika, tsuica, or tzuica) is a traditional Romanian spirit that contains 45%-60% alcohol by volume (usually 52%). It is usually made from fruits. Although all of this information is great but what or who is the character on the top of the bottle that you will see in the photo: this is all I could find on this dude and this maybe wrong: Vlad The Impaler which like the 1st Vampire you can do a search on  Google and see that indeed he looks like the dude on top of the bottle. The burning question is HOW MUCH IS THIS WORTH if anything please if someone knows contact me ASAP Thanks Mike

Posted by Grandsonofacarpenter 5 years ago


Contest not for Poles?

Hi I think this is a question for administrators/organisers the Deceptive Desserts Contest but if anyone knows the answer please let me know: Why residents of Poland are excluded from taking part in this contest? I am Pole and I would like take part in the competition, apparently I can't, just don't understand why. Are there some legal regulations? Or maybe I am misunderstanding below?? THE CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO NATURAL PERSONS WHO, AT THE TIME OF ENTRY, ARE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE SITE, WHO ARE AT LEAST THIRTEEN (13) YEARS OLD (FIFTEEN [15] YEARS OLD FOR RESIDENTS OF NORWAY AND EIGHTEEN [18] YEARS OLD FOR RESIDENTS OF GERMANY), AND NOT RESIDENTS OF ANY COUNTRY SUBJECT TO A US TRADE EMBARGO (AS OF APRIL 2014 NORTH KOREA, SYRIA, SUDAN, CUBA AND IRAN) AS WELL AS: BRAZIL, ITALY, ARGENTINA, TURKEY, ROMANIA, POLAND, OR THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA. Thank you in advance, Marta

Asked by Ms Moneypenny 2 years ago


Instructables on NPR's Here & Now 11/24/2008!

I had an interview on Tuesday with Robin Young of NPR's Here & Now, a daily newsmagazine show from WBUR in Boston. It should air on Monday or Tuesday next week just before Thanksgiving - I'll post an update when they send me the exact date.The theme was Thanksgiving, so we talked about Thanksgiving calculators, spreadsheets and Gantt charts, and turkey tek's awesome pies, desserts, and gravy fountain. The book got a mention, too! Now we'll see what makes the cut from a 30-minute interview to a 5-minute clip for the show.The show is carried on these stations, and of course you can always listen to the podcast on the web.Update: the segment aired Monday, November 24. Listen on-line here!More news and press about Instructables here.

Posted by canida 9 years ago


Untouchable Android Device?

Hey,  So i am in a turkish school and the Turkish National Education Ministry (Milli eğitim bakanlığı) gave half the schools in turkey educational tablets for free. But the goverment cant just not touch anything.... These tablets (writing this post with one of them now) are on what i am declaring ANDROID LOCKDOWN. (actually sounds catchy) They have deleted play store, disabled the ability to install apks on them, made the bluetooth as expensive as a paperwieght.. And connection with a computer?? Trust me dont even go there. So the question is *İs there any possible way to install apks WİTHOUT rooting??* Help me please The tablets are General mobile e tab 5 Android 4.4 kitkat octa core 1.7 ghz 2 gb ram 32 gig memory. İt pains me to see them like this..

Posted by Doc Penguin 2 years ago


Don't Panic ! Nothing earth shattering here.....

Yesterday was my 53rd trip around the sun as a functioning human entity.  I hope to make a few more trips before my expiration date however;  in the event that I misread that particular portion of my "owner's manual",  I would like to once again express my great appreciation to the Original Instructables Gang, and all those I have known over the last several years. I have grown VERY fond of many of you, I have learned a lot &  I hope I have taught something to someone (I like to give back for what I have gained). I hope you ALL have a grand holiday season coming up, whether you celebrate Turkey Day,  X-mas,  the winter Solstice, Saturnalia, Hanukkah, Brumalia, Kwanza, Yule (added after being reminded by Lemonie), or  Dies Natalis Solis Invicti. 

Posted by Goodhart 6 years ago


Duct Tape Roses Add a Lot to a Home - The Best of Instructables in New York Times

Duct Tape Roses, Concrete Lightbulb Wall Hook, and the Drainage Luge were all mentioned as part of Penelope Green's review of The Best of Instructables. Duct Tape Roses Add a Lot to a HomeThe duct tape roses I made over Thanksgiving were fetching (until they were gummed by the cat), but post-turkey lethargy prevented me from digging into the meatiest projects in "The Best of Instructables" (Make: Books; $34.99). One example: the concrete light bulb wall hook, described as "an excellent excuse for driving a lag bolt into your wall" by its inventor, Ray Alderman. He and it are emblematic of the instructables universe, a blogging community of do-it-yourself-ers, robot-makers, food hackers and techno-geeks who share their crafty ways at Make magazine and Instructables (makezine.com and instructables.com), sometimes selling the finished products on etsy.com, the online bazaar for handmade things.More news and press about Instructables here.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


Need help designing an outdoor, propane fueled roux cooker for gumbo

Our Kiwanis club has a roux party every year where a dozen or so people cook roux in cast iron pots over gas burners. Hours of stirring of various liquids, veggies and spices (added at intervals through out the cooking cycle). Cooked until it becomes a solid about the consistency of moist turkey dressing, to be dipped out into a pan and then start a new batch. What we need is something like a small cement mixer with burners. Something that will heat liquid, mix, and dump or we can scoop out when it's solidified. The stirring needs to be constant hence the cement mixer premise. If it doesn't mix well and parts of it burn then the entire batch is ruined. Electricity is available, propane bottles for fuel. Tried thinking through something with two metal cylinders, one inside the other with the gas jets between the two but the rotation part is the issue. Any help will be appreciated, and of course since we are a small nonprofit the cost needs to be as low as possible.    Thank you !      Tray10 

Posted by Tray10 4 years ago