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Roughing up bucket
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deadcarp    Posted 02-10-2004 at 05:18:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
how many other ways could i rough up a bucket to roll potatoes while its turning - though of using brushes but they take too much space and i don't want to build a cement mixer, could drill holes but it would leak, i currently have a rope coiled inside the thing. :)

steve19438    Posted 02-10-2004 at 09:25:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
don't shave for a couple of days, then rub spuds against stubble.

Vic in Kenefick    Posted 02-10-2004 at 07:03:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Like Willie said, we had the tator skinners in the Army. While on KP I had to use one several times. it was like about and 8 to 10 gallon bucket with what looked like course sandpaper on the side and a gritted will that spun in the bottom to sling them around with and as Willie said you ran water over them while you tumbeled them around. I saw guys that would take foot ball size tators and when they let them out of the shute they were about the size of golf balls and just about as round but they was peeled.

Willy-N    Posted 02-10-2004 at 07:57:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
They sure could eat them up fast if you left it on to long. We did them outside on the back porch of the kitchen and you could at least sit down and have a smoke while doing it. Now the soldiers are spoiled they have KP Workers doing it. No more getting up at 4:00 am to go to the kitchen and wash dishes all day! Mark H.

Willy-N    Posted 02-10-2004 at 06:38:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know what your tring to build. I ran a potatoe skiner many times on KP in the service. Ours had like a rasp surface on the sides but you also had to run water in it to keep the skins washed off the skinner surface. Then you opened the shute to let the skined ones out. Mark H.

Alias    Posted 02-10-2004 at 05:43:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
DC there are things in life that go over my head like a rocket. And, at least seven of the ten or so voices in my head tell me not to ask, but please explain to me why you want to rough up potatoes.

deadcarp    Posted 02-10-2004 at 07:45:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
well ultimately i'd like to peel them. without wasting alot. i know they can peel by just rubbing them togeher but then too electric motors tire out so much slower than my elbows. our neighbor tried tying a sackful in the river. sloshing around by his dock the current looked like it was working about right too but by morning they wore the sack out and they all went south. mebbe somebody in new orleans ate em. :)

TB    Posted 02-10-2004 at 08:56:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know whare there is a comercial peeler that could be had. Its a heavy monster

mistake    Posted 02-10-2004 at 05:52:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Didn't mean "rough". Meant "roll" potatoes......gfp

Chuck In Kansas    Posted 02-10-2004 at 05:32:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You can put the sandpaper type stair treads inside.

Works for me    Posted 02-10-2004 at 05:57:31       [Reply]  [No Email]

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