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The Cookie Cutter Replacement Project (pics)

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  1. Dave

    Dave Active Member

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    So my boss's mom who's in her 80's broke a cookie cutter that her mom gave her when she was younger, it came apart where it was soldered together.

    Attempts to have the local mechanic fix it proved fatal:


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    So, I was asked if we could make a new one. She didn't like any of the ones they bought her because this one was the perfect size for some reason, which only she knows why.

    Anyhoo, I measured it carefully and drew it up on the computer machine and toolpathed it on the cad-cam:

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    Then I machined it out of a stainless steel bar we had laying around. The old one is on the left, the new one is on the right:

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    Then it was over to the band saw where I freed the little guy from the base he was machined on:

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    Next he goes to the belt sander to smooth out the saw marks on the back:

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    Now over to the buffing wheel for a little radiusing around the outside where her hand will push on it:

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    A little fine tuning with my chinese made swiss files:

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    -fin-

    A perfect match:

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    Now heres a funny pic from my photobucket:

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  2. doughhead63

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    Impressive, right until the photobucket pic...

    That Lady will be able to use that to make cookies for her 200th birthday...damn.
     
  3. Dave

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    Yeah, she can tell her blue haired buddies hers is solid stainless billet.
     
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    How the fuck do you break a cookie cutter
     
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    That's about a $500 cookie cutter, I bet.
     
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    gphnY.gif
     
  7. Dave

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    She's apparently a cookie making machine and needs top notch equipment :dontknow:


    :jj: sounds about right.
     
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    :hhh:
     
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    VeeB I have a Full Member

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    That was very sweet of you to do that for that old lady. You probably made her week.
     
  11. Dave

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    I guess... Her son did pay me, I was on the clock.
     
  12. Dave

    Dave Active Member

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    It was maybe more sweet of him to have one of his guys do it and tie up a machine for a little bit.
     
  13. HaroldJackson

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    Why did he try to have the local mechanic try to fix it first even?
     
  14. Dave

    Dave Active Member

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    I work in an industrial area, this guy fixes everything you bring to him. Cars, woodchippers, small engines. He welds for us, brazes.... Whatever.. He does it all.
     
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    That's very cool!
     
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    I am impressed!!!!! :D
     
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    Aaand she's dead.
     
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    I would have just bought her some cookies and told her to STFU.
     
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    Maybe she is going to leave them a large inheritance and they just wanna keep her happy until she dies.