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Project by romansfivefive posted 2146 days ago 1596 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In case you missed the first entry, I found out that you can core roma tomatos very easily with a cordless drill and a 3/4 inch spade bit. much to my surprise, I have been asked to offer more details, so here is the very serious look at a very silly project.

1) wash tomatos, and bit
2) place a folded towel beside the sink so the chuck of the drill hangs over the sink and there is enough space under the chuck so that it doesn’t rub on the sink’s edge
3) lay the drill on it’s side so that you can activate the trigger with your thumb without having to hold the drill
4) place the tip of the bit in the middle of the tomato’s core and tap the drill’s trigger in short pulses
5) push the tomato into the bit until it has bored 1/2 an inch.
6) stop the drill and remove the tomato

now I throw them in the freezer in a bag. When I want to use them, i simply let them thaw, the skin sildes off of them with no effort and I can decide how much of the fluid I want to use in the recipe (soup I add it all, roasting in the oven I remove all the fluid.)

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rikkor

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#1 posted 2146 days ago

I love the LumberJock ingenuity.

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#2 posted 2146 days ago

and there you have it … time saver device!!
Looks like a great idea.

you should add this to the “You know you’re a LumberJock when…”

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Paul

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#3 posted 2146 days ago

Great! Another excuse for more power tools.

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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romansfivefive

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#4 posted 2146 days ago

Hey!!!

I figured out how to embedd video!!! now i just have to figure out how to edit the stuff. That’s enuf learnin fer one day tho. Dunt wanna over do it.

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#5 posted 2146 days ago

Yeah Rob – It’s Sunday ya know!

I wonder how easy it is to slice them with the table saw?

Hmmmm.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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rikkor

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#6 posted 2146 days ago

Wow, that’s a great video! Nice job.

Chico, I’m thinking band saw…

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#7 posted 2146 days ago

We would have to switch to juice collection though.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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#8 posted 2146 days ago

lol! juice collection!

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#9 posted 2146 days ago

thats really cool! thanks for sharing!

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lew

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#10 posted 2146 days ago

You need to send this to Alton Brown on the Food Channel !!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 2146 days ago

ah – I thought you were coring, and seeding the tomatoes… a picture is worth 1000 words.

-- 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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#12 posted 2146 days ago

I wonder if I can convince my wife the “she” needs a new drill for this purpose.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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bbqking

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#13 posted 2146 days ago

I bet if you froze them first a table or band saw “wood” work nicely.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#14 posted 2146 days ago

I just canned a bunch of tomatos today, and was going to try this trick. BUT, I didn’t core them before I skinned them, and the skinned tomatos were too slippery… lol…

SO… when we do the rest, I’ll try and be bright enough to core them like this BEFORE I skin them… lol…

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#15 posted 2146 days ago

I just love it romansfivefive!

When I asked for pictures the last thing I expected was you posting a video of it. I tell you, my wife is literally laughing out loud after watching the pics and the video… although she’s starting to wonder what kind of site is Lumberjocks after all. Is it safe for her husband’s already weak mental health?

Obviously I also had to share with her the comments on the table and bandsaw… and now I see a couple of smiling guys in white coats coming to get me. Did I do anything wrong? ;o)

Anyway, thanks for enlightening this rainy monday morning.

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