Oh yes! A near complete redesign of the infamous Butter Pig by steveweber314. Coincidentally, I see Steve on a regular basis so he's witnessed the transformation and additions I've included in the design.
Here are some highlights:
- Fits a full stick of butter!
- Prints with far less support
- Tighter tolerances for improved butter containment
- Dies are slimmer and can print laying down
- New Corncob die
- Introduction of the knoll shelf
- Sexier butt!!
The body and butt require support. Screw the tail several times to help smooth wall and pusher imperfections. It's much tighter than the original to prevent butter blow-by.
I've printed several in both PLA & ABS. Obviously, being this is in contact with food you should consider using food-grade plastics. The one featured above uses some eSUN, SeeMeCNC and Fillamentum filaments.
One of the items that bugged me the most about the original design was how much space it takes up when it's full. By designing a shelf to put the pig on (and hold the dies) extends overall fridge space and keeps everything tidy. I recommend using alcohol to clean the wall of the fridge where you plan to mount the shelf. The bathroom 3M command strips work great. You can use a single long one or several small ones like below.
Ready for mounting
The shelf can be removed and carried with the pig or left in place for storage.
Look, Steve, the tail isn't in the way!!
If you color layer the tail in 15mm segments it can be treated as tablespoons. In Simplify3D I stop the first layer at 10mm, then alternate colors every 15mm (the last segment will be slightly more)
Woah, what's that in the background of my make?? ;-)