My mom had some antique cookie molds when I was growing up. I don't remember her ever actually using them but they were so pretty, I used them when I played with Play-Doh.
When I was in 8th grade shop class I used the terrifying band saw to cut out a cat shaped doorstop that my parent's still have holding a door open in their house. The next year they got rid of the band saw because it was far too dangerous. Last cat doorstop ever!