I made a little cutters for cutting in half all kind of tablets. These are made of 3mm stainless steel sheet. Design is quite rough but I like them that way. They are meant to be in everyday use, so scratches are inevitable.
This is where I started, a sheet of metal and a freehand drawing.
I welded two plates together with mig.
The drilling has started. I was going to make this with freehand.
After some cutting.
Things are getting in shape.
After that I milled slots to avoid misalignment. I milled only 1mm deep and bent the rest of halves. Since fitting halves to the milling machine was a bit difficult, I had to use a file also.
Here we are getting some rough shape.
I cut the blades to correct length and sharpened the other blade. From a drawing you can tell that I forgot to make that little curve that keep spring in position. But no worries, I got it in the other route.
Since then I changed to a softer spring, made some guardian rails for it and put a new bolt for keeping halves together.
And polished them too.
And that’s it!