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Recently someone suggested to me, to eat more whole
grain cereals and such. After buying many varieties and
sampling them, I discovered some to be completely
milk insoluble. Others were so gritty that I thought I
might damage my teeth if I continued to eat them.
One day while playing with
my food I invented a new, light
duty, craft construction board. Using the methods employed
in the manufacturing of plywood and particle board I
developed my concept.
Using a 16 by 20 inch shallow baking tray as the form, I
poured in a thickened slurry of 'Cracklin' Oat Bran' cereal
combined with a reduced, plain flavored, soy bean milk.
I placed this in a heated oven for 15 minutes to further
dry the composition. Removing the tray, next I layered
in (in a random pattern) whole grain shreded wheat strands.
For added strength I placed uncooked whole grain (thin)
pasta in a grid formation over the semi-moist compositon.
(Think: Like, Rebar used in concrete sidewalk construction)
Next I added another layer of the thickened cereal slurry,
and more randomly scattered whole grain shreded wheat.
Finally I placed another tray on top of the mix, pressed and
weighted it down slightly. Then on a low heat setting, I
slowly dried it out.
Thirty minutes later...........I was able to remove this new,
whole grain substrate. I can foresee it being used to build
doll houses & momento boxes, etc. A thin wood veneer could
be fused to one side, and/or: a soy bean based sealer could
be applied to all sides and edges. In an extreme emergency
this new substrate could be eaten, but I don't recommend it.
Consumers upset over astronomic pricing of breakfast cereals
It's just wheat and sugar for god's sake! [eyeguy, Oct 04 2004]
||Next, a croissant canoe and a paddle.
||NOTE to self: Next project( s): "Sturdier Gram-Crackers"
|| *Old Materials/New Possibilities
a) Flat,wide whole grain pasta.
[ sandwich them between layers of a whole grain paste]
[consider layering them to a 1/4 inch thickness]
[alternate position of pasta in each layer, perpendicular
to previous layer]
[compress while baking slightly]
||Sounds good, but how easy would it be to mass produce?
||ordinary particle board is too heavy, 95lbs for a 8*4 board,
this could be onto something
||I'm not sure why I'm voting for this. It's strangely appealing for no good reason.
||Every fiber in my being is telling me to give this a +. But..I...I can't, I just can't. Have you seen what a box of Oat Bran cereal costs these day? It would be cheaper to make it out of silver. No really, real silver.
||Obviously, Cosmo is male, and probably has the engineer personality type as well. When such a person puts something in the oven, the result is ALWAYS a construction material. Im like that. Once I created a carbonized material suitable for spacecraft thermal shields out of ordinary French bread. I sent it to NASA, but you know how they are.