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Coconut shredder

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Project by Pete Santos posted 06-13-2007 05:43 PM 11487 views 5 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You sit on the bench and shredd a half coconut on the serrated metal coconut grater called a “kamyo.”

The wood is solid oak that I milled from dunnage that was thrown out by a local cabinet maker that lives down the street from me.

The Kamyo is stainless steel and I used pocket hole jointery.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.





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woodspar

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#1 posted 06-13-2007 05:46 PM

Nice work with the oak. Thanks for introducing a new “kitchen gadget” to me!

-- John

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 06-13-2007 06:05 PM

Looks good!

If this had been a “what is it”, I’d have been guessing for a million years. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 06-13-2007 06:19 PM

it’s a beautiful piece!!! Very cute—and definitely a conversation piece, around here anyway.

I’d love to see a video of it being used. Fascinating.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 06-13-2007 08:48 PM

A what? .we don’t have many coconuts growing around here. Would it work on a Morel Mushroom? Neat looking gadget. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Karson

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#5 posted 06-13-2007 11:56 PM

Neat piece. Yes lets see a video of this in use.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 06-14-2007 12:44 AM

Cool… I’m a big fan of any kitchen gadget that provides a seat for the user, and non-electic to boot!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Pete Santos

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#7 posted 06-14-2007 01:31 AM

I’m away from home on TDY right now but when I get home this weekend I’ll take a quick clip of me using it. Question is, where and how do I upload the video??? I do have the ability to save it on my computer but I don’t know where on this website I would have to upload to.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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Bob Babcock

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#8 posted 06-14-2007 04:35 AM

Very vice. I like the functionality of it and the strength. Nice work on the stainless as well. Did you brush it yourself?

You can upload the video to any number of websites. If you click the link “pictures and video friendly” in the add new comment toolbar here it will show some sites. I use photobucket.com .

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Christian

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#9 posted 06-14-2007 06:30 AM

It’s cool to see another Chamorro on here. Very nice kamyo. I made mine out of 2×4 studs. I used it to make kelaguen a few weeks ago. I still think it’s funny that the coconuts are already husked over here. Take care.

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HandsOgold

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#10 posted 06-14-2007 09:01 AM

Videos of you using the device WOULD be cool. Even better, some recipies for the fresh grated coconut. Woodjocks HAVE to eat.

-- Dan

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Pete Santos

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#11 posted 06-14-2007 02:56 PM

Bob, I have very limited experience working with metal. I only recenly learned how to MIG weld. I plan to get more into metal working though only to enhance my woodworking.

As for the coconut shredder head – I buy them pre-made from sources on Guam.

HansdsOgold, back home we use the shredded coconut to squeeze the “milk” out of it in order to get coconut milk to use as an ingredient similar to cream or half and half, but with a very distinct flavor. Here we just buy coconut milk in a can and it works just as well. We also use the shredded coconut to make candy. Very simply you caramelize some plain sugar in a dry fry pan and when it’s golden brown you toss in the coconut and stir till it’s mixed very well. Let it cool and enjoy. It has a very good taste at this point but people do modify it by adding stuff like chocolate or peanut butter or both. We also use the shredded stuff as an ingredient to make a variety of other desserts.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 06-14-2007 03:27 PM

I love coconut… yummy!! (tastes really good in oatmeal porridge)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Mark A. DeCou

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#13 posted 06-14-2007 04:35 PM

I was just thinking….”I need a coconut shredder…..but what do they look like.”

just kidding. Didn’t know this kind of invention existed. Cool functional-art piece!

what else do you have up your sleeve?

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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oscorner

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#14 posted 06-14-2007 06:40 PM

Nice use of wood.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#15 posted 06-14-2007 07:33 PM

I buy Coconut already shredded. Because I want to keep my fingers! (Looks very sharp)

This looks like and is a great woodworking project. Great recycle job with this nice looking oak slab! Like Mark says “cool functional art” piece.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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