West Coast Remix
You asked for it! Finally, here it is:
A Butter Pig fit for those big, stocky blocks of butter they serve up West of the Rockies.
This is a remix of Blitzjon's Baconlicious Butter Pig, which was a remix of my original Butter Pig with quite a few improvements to make it more easy to print.
Phoolster pointed me to this article on Wikipedia which I used to get the dimensions right. When I designed the original Butter Pig, I had not idea butter was sold in so many shapes and sizes around the world. Within the US alone, there are actually two different competing sizes of sticks of butter. Although they weigh the same amount, the sticks on the West coast are shorter and fatter than the longer, thinner sticks they sell in grocery stores east of the Rocky Mountains.
A Complete Tear Down and Overhaul
Every part had to be resized, including the dies. The feet were almost reusable, but because this pig sits with a wider stance, the feet are now four separate feet instead of two attached sets of two. The tail and the body are now shorter so this should be able to be printed on just about any printer.
Multiple Storage Options
There are two versions of the knoll, or pig pen. One is full size, and holds three dies, the other is smaller so that it will fit on my printer, and holds only two.
I have printed several of these (the one seen here is made from Food Grade PETG ) However, I have not been able to acquire a stick of Western-Pack butter for myself to try it out. Please try it for yourself and let me know how it fits.
As always, keep uploading pictures of your Butter Pigs!
I've also included a new die that I call the butter noodle.
Like the Baconlicious Mix, the West Coast Butter Pig can be printed with little to no supports or rafts. I did use a raft on some of the parts like the dies because their shape makes them more vulnerable to curling.
Smaller Knoll made in green PETG
A closer look at the new Noodle die
Check out my original butter pig at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:552508
Also don't forget to visit the entire Butter Pig Baryard Family of Friends at http://www.thingiverse.com/steveweber314/collections/butter-pig-barnyard-family-of-friends
Butter Pig Always Makes a Great Gift
Pass it around the Thanksgiving table, so each of your guests can grab a slice of pure, sweet butter. No more fussing with a complicated dish, or losing track of the butter knife. Butter tastes great on rolls, toast, garlic bread, croissants, corn, mashed potatoes, pancakes, noodles, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, biscuits, bacon, and more!
*When using the extrusion attachments, leave the butter out of the icebox to soften for an hour first.
It Was Butter Than Ever
"Slicing butter was accurate and easy with the new butter slicer. Slices of spreadable butter adorned the bread of grilled cheese sandwiches at last night’s dinner caper. Thanks, Steve!"
--Jennifer from Indianapolis
Should you feel inclined to tip the designer on this one, the proceeds will go toward building my new printer, which you can read about on my blog: http://steves3dprinterbuild.blogspot.com/
This will allow me to keep expanding the Butter Pig Family with new bigger better inventions. Thank you!