A couple recent things

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#1

Anybody else have utility knife blades floating around, or maybe in the remains of that blister pack?
utilityblades

It’s not very good, but it’s good enough. I made a mistake when I traced around the blades and scanned: told the GF to cut around the inside rather than the outside of the trace, so I had to go in with a dremel. But now I have a storage caddy that works.

Meanwhile, the 12-year-old has been getting into hot sauces, so he designed this:
hotsauce

Requires more glues than I’d like, but if we want to learn from this one, version 2 should be easy. And then version 3 as we get more bottles…


#3

Those are great!

Tell us more @jrnelson… My twins are crazy for Cholula.


#4

Great idea on the blade caddy…I might have to do one of those to get them rounded up too! :grinning:


#5

Love me some Cholula.

Although I’m not a huge fan of Tabasco (I think it’s kind of one-dimensional), one of my favorite experiences, and possibly the best-smelling place I’ve ever been in, was a visit to the factory on Avery Island. It was one of those spur-of-the-moment decisions, saw the sign for “Tabasco factory” during a road trip and just decided to take the exit. Of course it was more of a “happens to be in this direction” sign, so it was many many more miles, but we eventually showed up at this strange little place, 5 minutes before closing, the only ones there. A pretty short tour, but oh those barrels of fermenting pepper mash everywhere… it was like 17 years ago and I’m still salivating. Should probably get that looked at.


#6

We’ve been talking about making hot sauces, maybe even growing some peppers. He likes his on the mild side.


#8

It is this community … whatever the off topic subject or pertinent and timely technical advice … that makes the Glowforge waiting better. THANK YOU :glowforge::sunglasses:


#9

Ditto to that ^

John


#10

Thanks for the rundown on pickling and the ginger ale recipe- which I’m going to try TODAY! I just brine pickled about 10 quarts of green tomatoes and a load of kimchi for the winter. Pickling is fun- and the health benefits are for reelz.


#12

I really like the idea of using this to make storage things like the utility blades. Good job!


#13

Wow, that was a great post/response.
I love making pickles but never thought of making hot sauces before.

Bookmarked man!


#14

We are lovers of the Cholula sauce. In our household it goes by the esteemed name of “cha-hua-hua” sauce becasue 20 yrs ago my young niece couldn’t say the name.

@paulw I am going to shamelessly steal the blade holder :slight_smile: Well done!


#15

Please steal. If I were the only person to make one of these I’d feel kinda stupid :slight_smile: