Are you a bit of a mad scientist? Do your friends or spouse oftentimes consider your ideas silly at first, then ask for help when they realize that you are a genius? Then add these 5 hilarious heat gun uses (try at your own risk) to your repertoire.
Cookie decoration: This holiday season when the family is gathering in the kitchen for some good old fashioned cookie baking, don’t forget the heat gun. It works like this: sugar cookies are often decorated with sugar icing. When the icing is applied, it sometimes sinks and makes a mess, especially when you are doing more than one. So, after each cookie, whip out the heat gun and blast the icing until it’s dry. Perfect cookies every time.
Makin’ bacon: Never thought of it, have you? This method works very well outside, because not only is it quick, given the heat of the gun, but less messy (no popping grease to clean up). Place bacon on foil, add heat, remove bacon to plate, throw foil away, eat bacon. How about that.
Crayon art: Are you and the kids tired of your old crayons and you want to memorialize them? Is that a weird question? There are two ways to do this. 1. Take your crayon and place it on something that won’t be affected by the heat, blast them a few times with the heat gun, and turn them into bendable creations (do more than one for a blend of color).
Or 2. Place them into a small container, preferably something you don’t want to clean, melt them, and pour them onto a canvas. Let it cool a bit, then move it around until you have a picture… or a blob. Nice job, Picasso.
Musical bowls: Got some old vinyl records laying around (anyone under 30 ask your parents)? A heat gun and an Fleetwood Mac album are a great way to make a decorative bowl, just don’t tell Stevie Nicks. Place the record onto something round and large enough like a bowling ball, apply heat, bend into shape. What you put in it is your decision, but we’ll go ahead and not advise food.
Roast coffee: If the coffee beans you buy from the grocery store aren’t roasted to your taste, then all you need is a heat gun and a dog bowl (stainless or carbon steel). Match the vessel to the amount of coffee you are roasting (important for flavor), apply heat from about 1-2″ away, shift the beans, continue for about 15 minutes. Grind and brew. Mmmmm, heat guns.
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