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You could just have an ordinary round shaped burger from an ordinary ho-hum burger joint or a square-shaped one like the one from Wendy'sdad's place or the tiny square-shaped ones with the hole in the middle like those from White C@stle. We want something uniquely shaped and in order to do that we need a custom patty press.
And be sure to wash it down with a Brooklyn Egg Cream Drink.
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Use tin snips or aviation snips to cut your stock. A straightedge and a marker to mark your cutlines. A file or some emery paper to deburr the rough edges. Pliers to help bend the metal. A flat metal fabricator tool (HVAC duct hand seamer or a metal edge forming tool or a metal bending brake if you are lucky) makes things easier but you can just use a hammer and a block of wood to form your edges. A drill and a pop-riveter with aluminum rivets. Use gloves when handling the metal so as not to accidentally cut yourself.
Cut a strip of metal about 3 inches wide. The length should be longer than the perimeter of the shape you will be making. You can test fit or estimate the length needed with a strip of paper.
On both edges, we will reinforce the cutter with a folded over edge. Create a 3/8th inch bend along the entire length and bend it until it is flattened out on the other side. The metal forming tool is great for making that edge. A seam plier is great for crimping flat the edge. If you do not have these tools, use any pliers to start the bend or hammer over the edge on a block of wood.