I've had a really cool hand crank pasta extruder for a few years but there are limited options for brass or copper pasta dies that fit. After making my espresso tamper
out of a chunk of copper I thought I'd move on to a marginally more complicated project. Here's the way I made a new pasta die. I made it at techshop
with a fair amount of advice from their fantastic staff.
In retrospect I should have either started with a more straight forward shape or taken the Tormach class and used a CNC mill to cut the curved profiles. I'll almost certainly make stupider mistakes on my next project.
Let's get started!