How to make an Optimus 111 replacement cookie cutter - Part 2

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  1. Twoberth

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    My first attempt at making a cookie cutter control handle is shown here.

    Recently, after more attempts to get a good quick impression of a cookie cutter profile and lettering in order to make a cold casting, I came to the conclusion that there is no quick easy way. The best way (IMHO) is to using Latex and this is how I did it, making a white cookie cutter using an original red cutter as the template.

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    You need to paint several coats of latex on the cookie cutter top and sides allowing overnight drying between coats. Three or four coats makes it thick enough to hold its shape and to be able to be peeled off the template without splitting.

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    Then, while it is still attached to the template push it into a pad of silicon bathroom sealant and allow to dry.

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    I used the same casting process as before except that I mixed chopped white glass fibre strands into the resin for the reinforcement. I also crimped a washer onto the end of the control shaft to help 'key' into the resin,

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    set up a support system for the shaft, and positioned it just above the surface of the mold, and poured the reinforced mix up to the top of the mold.

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    An overnight cure gave a good casting,

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    Then the lettering was filled in with a matching dark red acrylic paint, and when dry the surface was polished with Tee-cut.

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    Outstanding! Well done!
     
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    Thanks Marc.
     
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    Very very nice job mate, I'm impressed.
    I got a friend to print some for me on his 3d printer but yours are much better looking.

    Si
     
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    Not according to kerophile and others, from this thread here

     
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    Most admirable!!
     
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    Grand job. :)
     
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    I understand. And I am not that learned about this stuff. I am just going by what someone called the multi tool I had with a 111 that I got. He called it a cookie cutter.

    Reference Wikipedia here. Cookie or Cutter.
    Cookie cutter - Wikipedia

    What is the earliest reference to the term? 2019 is fairly recent.
     
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    @snwcmpr
    I’m not knowledgeable either, basically my only knowledge is from what I have read on this site.
    I have come across several references to ‘early cookie cutter control knob’ etc, but never gave it much serious thought. Maybe someone else knows when the term originated and to what it specifically referred.
     
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    Cookie cutters are used to cut out cookie shapes from a cookie mixture before baking.

    Lots of different shapes, some that look like the wheel on some 111 stoves.

    Probably not possible to pin point the first person that noticed this and described them thus,
    it is in common use now so it is an accurate descrition of the particular model knob and what
    they are known as.
     
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    @Twoberth that is a very impressive job done there, a very good stand in for the real thing, who would know the difference?
    Did you make the shaft yourself?
     
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    It's like 'lipstick burner', a useful neologism coined here at CCS at some early time.

    As with 'cookie cutter' the meaning is relatively obvious.

    'Suitcase stove' is a similar example.
     
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    Ok. To be clear...
    I see these as cookies, but not cookie cutters. Old term? Or just a term that popped up?

    A cookie cutter to me is clearly the multi tool that has a cookie cutter end.

    Just saying, it does not make sense to me.
     
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    I think that maybe a person in the past looked at the control wheel and thought it looked like it had been cut with a cookie cutter.

    Makes sense to me to refer to it as a cookie cutter wheel/knob because of its appearance.
     
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    It makes sense. 'Cookie cutter' also implies sameness from a pattern. 'Cookie' wouldn't fit at all....​
     
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    I have never been one to agree simply because "it is said". You all use the term, it simply makes no sense to me.
    But, if you all know what you mean, it works, I guess.
    I hope at some point we can learn when that term was introduced.

    Again, nice work.