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Whole Grain Particle Board

A light duty, craft construction board made of whole grain.
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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.

Cosmo, Sep 14 2003

Consumers upset over astronomic pricing of breakfast cereals http://articles.fin...is_n219/ai_17434368
It's just wheat and sugar for god's sake! [eyeguy, Oct 04 2004]


       Now, *that* is 'baking.
thumbwax, Sep 14 2003

       Next, a croissant canoe and a paddle.
FarmerJohn, Sep 14 2003

       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]
Cosmo, Sep 14 2003

       Sounds good, but how easy would it be to mass produce?
familyslipper, Sep 15 2003

       ordinary particle board is too heavy, 95lbs for a 8*4 board, this could be onto something
swimr, May 06 2004

       I'm not sure why I'm voting for this. It's strangely appealing for no good reason.
justaguy, May 06 2004

       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.
eyeguy, May 07 2004

       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. I’m 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.
ldischler, May 07 2004


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