Monday, May 05, 2008

Man Made his Own False Teeth from Stainless Steel

This man is now one of my personal heroes.

"From stainless steel, a Wilmington, Calif., carpenter has made himself a complete set of unbreakable artificial teeth. Buying a block of the alloy, he shaped each tooth individually with the aid of a hack saw and file. Then he vulcanized them into a homemade mounting of rubber, obtaining the material from a dental-supply house and making his own mouth impressions with paraffin. For molding purposes he employed plaster of Paris in electric outlet boxes."

Courtesy of Modern Mechanix

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