When a woodworker wants to make applesauce...

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Blog entry by CueballRosendaul posted 10-20-2013 05:20 PM 1058 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor had an apple tree loaded with fruit so I decided to make applesauce and can it for the winter. Since I don’t have one of those crank apple peelers, I decided to make my own power peeler with the drill and a spade bit. I clamped the cordless drill down to the counter, and used a spade bit to hold the apples. I went through this full bag of apples in about 45 minutes.

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-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#1 posted 10-20-2013 06:50 PM

Works like a charm! VERY imaginative!

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#2 posted 10-20-2013 08:12 PM

Very creative and efficient too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 10-20-2013 09:26 PM

Haha love it! I do have one of those crank peelers, but your method seems a lot more effective.

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#4 posted 10-20-2013 09:30 PM


-- Chris S., North Atlanta, GA - woodworker,DBA, cook, photographer

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#5 posted 10-20-2013 11:30 PM

I shared that video on my facebook. Somebody suggested the lathe and my wife immediately nixed the idea of mounting fruit on the lathe!

-- Chris S., North Atlanta, GA - woodworker,DBA, cook, photographer

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#6 posted 10-21-2013 12:37 AM

You are real slick and it worked great. I noticed you belt bucket. When did you go? I was there in 68, 70, 72, 74. & 75 and enjoyed every minute I was there. I hope you apple sauce turned great

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#7 posted 10-21-2013 12:45 AM

Great idea, sir! Will it work on taters, too? Butternut Squash?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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