The great thing about having loads of model making tools lying around, is that there are all sorts of unexpected jobs they can be put to that aren't about building tiny little things.
Take this one - my Dad's first job was in a zoo. From here he acquired Ostrich and Rea's eggs. He never got around to getting the emu one, but for 50 years has wanted to complete the set. Thanks to a chance meeting with the people at Puckpitts Farm, he has finally managed it.
Emu eggs are dark green. He knew this but it was a real surprise to me. Think BR (or if you must, GWR) green and you're not far off. Perhaps more bluey than yellow, it's not bird egg colour.
The problem was, the egg arrived full of emu yolk. You can't put that on display for very long so we had to make holes in it to empty the shell. That shell is tough and we had to drill through it in the same way we deal with holes in metal. Starting with a new 2mm drill in a pin vice, the holes was enlarged to 4mm and finally 6mm. No power tools were used, just finger power.
At the opposite end, a 2mm hole gave us a way to blow the contents out into a bowl. These were then whipped up and turned into omelette's for 3. One emu egg = 10 chicken eggs so these were decent size meals. They tasted just like chicken egg omelette's too. Yummy.
Puckpitts farm website