Brown’s inspiration to build stuff out of milk came from a Household Hacker tutorial. In that video, it was claimed that the proteins in milk can be molded into a plastic-like substance that becomes as hard as stone after two days of drying.
But Brown’s attempt to recreate those results ended up taking over 80 days to dry and was still a bit mushy inside.
His goal was to make a handle for cheese plane. Between the threading fiasco halfway through the video and the entire block snapping on the lathe it takes several applications of epoxy to get there.
After many struggle, he’s now the proud owner of a cheese plane whose handle is indistinguishable from the cheese it’s cutting.