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Meat Claws - Pull Your Pork

by heytiger Apr 5, 2014
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Nice design, kinda seems like the way the layers are oriented makes the tips prone to breaking off? I would just orient it differently if I printed.

I made these 2 years ago and they're still fine.

So I've been using these for about a year now, and I think the larger ones are best. They're also surprisingly durable!

I was just about to make these, saved me a boatload of time

I'm glad to hear it. Wait till you see version 3, coming soon.

i just made some pulled pork.. crock-pot style. Saw this thing and it looks like a real time saver. Very tempting. But I have to agree with cymom. Except about acetone treatment. Pour acetone on a hole and the hole gets bigger.

I printed these from PLA and made them extra dense to minimize thermal change. As far as the dye or brass head not being food safe, I would imagine the 15 hour carcinogen bath I gave the pork shoulder contributed more deadly particles than this thing ever could, so it should be just fine.

Before another kindly individual points this out, 3d prints are not food safe. It can be made more food safe if you acetone smooth it to remove the little layer cracks that bacteria loves to grow in. That doesn't make it food safe, because food safe is a certification from the FDA, and you'd need to verify that it was printed with a plastic that likes high temps (no PLA) but doesn't burn into toxic gasses (no ABS) and that it wasn't extruded through lead (no brass), but smoothing it is still a good idea.

I would agree.

This would be simple enough. Get high strength, high temp nylon, or maybe the high temp PLA that proto pasta made and then heat treat it would be good enough.
They make stainless steel nozzle, like $10 a pop and last you forever.


PETG. Some PETG is food safe, has higher glass temperature than PLA, and not toxic like ABS. Best solution for printers with PTFE tubes as well because melt temp < 245C

MakerGeeks Raptor PLA has held up surprisingly well in the dishwasher for me.

Without a sanitize cycle, it doesn't mean anything though.

My family loves it when I make pulled pork; The biggest pain is actually pulling the pork with forks. I'll definitely need to give this a try!