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post #16 of 34
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You know what, Theresa....if I find the right gage in flashing for a lot cheaper.....I'll take you up on that! BUT, I have to let my fingers heal a little! The metal didn't cut me up or anything, I was very careful, however, they're soooo sore! hee hee!
post #17 of 34
Oh, I bet. I love to cook ethnic foods, and one of the seasonings that I use to make Puerto Rican food is called sofrito (don't ask me for the recipe - it took me 35 years to find a Latina who would let me in on the secret!). Anyway, I make my own sofrito, which contains a lot of garlic. Now, the easy way would be to buy the minced garlic in the jar, but NOOOO, I had to peel my own! My fingers were sore the next day, but the fingertips, where I actually peeled the garlic from were numb!

You have my sympathy.

By the way, did you use the nails method to make those cookie cutters, or did you bend them by hand?

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post #18 of 34
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Hey, at least my fingertips were only sore....but yours were probably sore AND smelled like garlic for days! hee hee! How about I'll make cutters for you and you can ship some sofrito to me! I thought about the nail method, but just bent them freehand instead. If I had a lot of each to make....and say sold them, I would probably make "jigs" with nails to move it along faster!
post #19 of 34
Get some different sizes of galvanized pipe or copper tubing, and bend the flashing around them, instead of trying to bend them by hand. And go to a restaurant supply store or go online and buy cut-resistant gloves. We don't want to hear that the flashing slipped and cut your hands down to the tendons.

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post #20 of 34
The cookie cutters look wonderful. Great job.
post #21 of 34
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Thanks tmriga! I have all those things! I used all kinds of tubes, copper, pvc, etc to bend them.....and you absolutely MUST wear gloves! Wouldn't want to end my cake decorating career on some tin! he he!
post #22 of 34
What a great idea.
They are wonderful, good job.
Mabye I should try it some day.
post #23 of 34
I swear, I think cake decorators are the mother of invention. We can think up the most creative things to be used for the project we need and make it work. These are brilliant!
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post #24 of 34
Oh-oh, Shirley, I see that great big lightbulb going on over your head again. Why do I get the feeling that you are tempted to give this a try? Go on, you know you want to. LOL!

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post #25 of 34
Wow - what a great idea! How about using ideas from kids coloring books and either enlarging or reducing the sizes.
post #26 of 34
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Originally Posted by tmriga

Oh-oh, Shirley, I see that great big lightbulb going on over your head again. Why do I get the feeling that you are tempted to give this a try? Go on, you know you want to. LOL!

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Me thinks you know me too well. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #27 of 34
Thanks for the great Idea- I went right out and bought some roof flashing and tried it out. THe flashing might not have been sturdy enough, but it will work. I made a beer mug and a pot of gold!
LL
post #28 of 34
Glad to hear someone else has resorted to making their own cutters. I get so frustrated looking for the right shape and when I find them they are usually too small. When you have to order them they can be expensive. Great job on yours. Very impressive!
post #29 of 34
Very Creative! and they came out awesome..looking forward to trying it myself
post #30 of 34
Those are so GREAT!!!! I too have a difficult time finding the cutter I want....any tips for someone going to give this a try? Thanks for the inspiration!
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