How-To: Make a metal cracker

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How-To: Make a metal cracker

New York artist Herbert Hoover, aka Makers Market seller Snacks & Bones, presents a tutorial on how to cast your favorite Saltine™-type cracker in shiny pewter. Hoover’s iconic, numbered crackers are sold in Art-o-Mat vending machines around the country, and the Cracker Tracker collects photos of crackers and their proud owners from all over the world. If you don’t have the tools or the time to make your own, and you can’t find a nearby Art-o-Mat, Hoover will gladly sell you one for $15.

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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