JamesS - thanks for the link!
Originally Posted by Alix
I've never heard of that at all Janet. Is there something you are looking to do?
I am looking to improve this giant cutter I made from a paint can lid, copious amounts of hot glue and plastic ruler 15 years ago. It's very functional but highly disgusting... I use it many time each year to make shortbread. The cutter makes a scalloped edge circle and the funky popsicle stick thing makes wedge shaped indentations in that circle so that the short bread cracks into 6 perfect pieces. This is all sized to fit into a standard size small small can that you can buy at dollar stores. I make them as gifts at xmas, etc. Each can holds 4 of these big cookies.
To make this even worse, I use the flat end of a carpenters pencil to make a pretty shaped oval imprint in each wedge. The paint can lid mock up was intended to be just that - a model, but it got pressed into service and I've been using it ever since.