Lathed Gingerbread Tower





Introduction: Lathed Gingerbread Tower

About: Married to Domestic_Engineer (but I call her Meghan).

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

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    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?

    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!


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

    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.

    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.


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    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.

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

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

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

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