Cutters

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.

001start

I welded two plates together with mig.

002halves_together

The drilling has started. I was going to make this with freehand.

004more_drilling

After some cutting.

007shaping#3

Separation.

008halves_separated

Things are getting in shape.

009rough_fitting#1

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.

011milled_and_filed_washer

Here we are getting some rough shape.

012forming

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.

016drawing_and_a_product

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.

018quite_ready

019quite_ready_other_side

And that’s it!

 

 

 

The First One

In this blog I am trying to document some of my adventures in Making Things.

Posts will not be very specific, instead there will be some photos and a small amount of text. And videos, maybe.

Update interval? Hmm.. Let’s see how it goes.. (I have a Life, you know 😉 )

Disclaimer: If you make something similar showed in this blog and you or somebody or something gets hurt I am not responsible for that. Do it at your own risk.

Rene