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Learn how to design, model and print your own cookie cutters!
Up until recently, my experience with 3D printing has been mostly confined to downloading files from Thingiverse and sending them to my printer. That all started to change a few weeks ago when I began to teach myself some basic modeling skills and I began to understand how modeling and printing can be used outside of making tchotchkes for my desk. While it is incredibly cool to be able to produce objects and enclosures on the 3D printer basically out of thin air, I am currently very excited about something else: designing and printing customized tools. Using free online modeling software, I was able to design and print a handful of cookie cutters that I can use while baking or with clay!
A few hot tips for those of you thinking about making your own cookie cutters:
1. I did not use food grade filament, but if you want to make this at home, you absolutely should get something food safe. 2. A friend mentioned that using a batter with a thicker texture, like a peanut butter cookie, would yield better cookie shapes after baking.
What kinds of tools are you interested in designing and printing for your hobbies? Let us know in the comments below!