# The BEST Potato Masher -Tinkercad

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## Introduction: The BEST Potato Masher -Tinkercad

I was looking at my entry for the mason jar speed challenge(please vote for me ,mine is the mason jar mini garden) when I saw this I knew that I had to put my Potato masher. Here I am going to take you step by step to make a potato masher in Tinkercad that you can print out and use as your new favorite kitchen tool.(Honestly though this is pretty good)

⚠️WARNING:YOU SHOULD NOT USE IT TO MASHER POTATO UNLESS YOU PUT A FOOD SAFE COATING ON THE MASHER

## Step 1: The Base

To make the most important part of the potato masher you will have to take out a cylinder and make it thinner then make it 56 by 56 make sure you get it right you do not want to have a over size potato smasher.(That would be cool though :)

## Step 2: The Small Cutters

First you need to that out 50 cubes. Set the color to be a hole then make all the cubes small to where you could fit them in the cylinder that you made.(let’s go to the next step)~~~

## Step 3: Putting the Cube Holes Into the Flat Flat Flat...cylinder

This is one of the things that all really really simple but It takes a longggggggggg time. So here it goes you drag the cubes into the cylinder *screams*. It takes a long time trust me it okay I can wait for you go ahead.

## Step 4: Building and Finishing the Masher

For this step you will need three rectangles, two triangles , one cylinder, and one sphere. So first gather the materials. Then you flatten two of the rectangle to a point where it is about 2 cm. You put the two rectangles (flattened) to a side(has to be facing each other).the you put the two triangles On the rectangles and then you connect the rectangle(has not been flattened) To the triangles.Now you have to put a cylinder on the rectangle and then a sphere on the cylinder. Now you are almost done.

## Step 5: The Finishing Step

Now you have to select all of them at click on the blinding button. You will notice that the cubing disappeared and there are holes on it. They are the cutting points.

## Step 6: Color Time

Now you have to make the color grey click on the color place and make it grey you will notice that the masher is one whole thing now that is what the blinding button does.

## Step 7: Printing

Now all you have to do is to print it.*IMPORTANT*Remember to put a coat of food safe Coating on the masher if you are going to use it to masher potato.

## Step 8: Enjoy :)

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yes this is very cool :)

If you liked this please Vote for me on the mason jar speed challenge (mine is mason jar Mini garden)

is it food safe?

No,unless you put food safe coating(I put a warning )

Nice idea.
It would be good to have a photo of the printed part and even better to have it shown in use.

I could try

Great idea! I like the design of this.
However a warning needs to be mentioned on how this is going to be printed. To put it simply, the FDM 3D printing process is NOT food safe. The extruder gear and the nozzle are often made of brass, and this means that there is a possibility that the print can be contaminated with lead, which is sometimes found in brass. Also, although PLA is food safe, the pigments that filament manufacturers use might not be.

The best way to solve this is to apply a food safe coating to the printed parts.

I did what you told me to do :) thanks

I put a warning To use food safe coat hope that helps

Nice job, but its really not that safe to eat anything that has been in contact with the filement.

I put a warning

Nice job, I've been trying to get better at Tinker cad, thanks for explaining the binding button. Can't wait to see an action shot!

Happy to help:)

for the repeated holes, you can use codeblocks. its really simple, and you can export it as a part