The Toaster Project chronicles Thomas Thwaites’ attempt to make an electric
toaster from scratch – literally from the ground up. Starting with digging up the raw
materials from abandoned mines around the UK, then attempting to process them
himself at home, and finally forming them into a product that can be bought for just
£3.94. Thomas’ toaster cost £1187.54 and took him nine months to make. Photography by Nick Ballon.