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deadcarp    Posted 02-10-2004 at 11:27:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
like most prototypes, it has too many parts.
it's not gonna be a $500 stainless contraption - this is for home use. the current version of my potato peeler holds a 5-gallon bucket sorta on ts side. a little electric gearmotor drives a reduction pulley set, which drives the wheels that rotate the bucket. oh and there's a biggish rope coil fastened inside the bucket to provide traction for wet spuds. so i should have this running by dark.

then i got thinking about cleaning this mess and welcome mats and cloth and winnowing and finally realized that if a person made a cloth bag, kinda like hemming open sides and sewing ends of a pillowcase together, and hung it around a wash-machine-roller-type-thing and turned that, you'd have a washable container that would hold bouncing spuds, adjust to any number of them and be alot less fussy about the turning mechanism and the spindle size would limit rotation speed easily and --- hmmmmmmm

TO35    Posted 02-10-2004 at 15:13:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wanna picture.....and what do ya charge for the copy right?


Linda in UT    Posted 02-10-2004 at 12:01:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had a neighbor in Montana who started up a business making french fries and other potato products. He made a potato washer/peeler out of a used washing machine. I never did see the machine, but his wife said it was quite a contraption - and it worked!

Gary    Posted 02-10-2004 at 12:01:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
You ready for spring time?, maybe ya just been snowbound too long....

toolman    Posted 02-10-2004 at 12:58:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
up here they call it shackwacky, im sufferin through it too know how it is DC,should see the mess i made of a perfectly good wiring job i had already completed worked fine ,just had to keep messin with it, couldn,t leave well enough alone, you know how it is ,lol.

Clipper    Posted 02-10-2004 at 11:57:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
You having flasbacks to Army days and taters???:^)

Clipper: who gets the wife to peel taters....

toolman    Posted 02-10-2004 at 12:59:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
how,d you manage that the wife thing i mean?

Clipper    Posted 02-10-2004 at 13:04:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Simple bribery,begging,pleading,grovelling on the floor....the usual husband shutt....

toolman    Posted 02-10-2004 at 13:12:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
well im glad it,s workin for ya, been tryin it for 23 or 24 years (better check) and i must be doin everything wrong cause if i want taters peeled ,she tells me where the peeler is.gonna have to enroll in a hubby course and get the stuff down pat someday.

Alias    Posted 02-10-2004 at 11:51:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
And I thought I had problems. How many taters you eat at your house?

Mike    Posted 02-10-2004 at 11:44:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
DC, you are going to strain your brain someday, be careful.

Dang...    Posted 02-10-2004 at 11:40:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can you build me a reverse osmosis or a solar still rig after the potato peeler is finished?...Nothing elaborate, but I need it to remove half the water from 500 gallons of sap/day...I figure a couple old bathtubs and some Saran Wrap...


deadcarp    Posted 02-10-2004 at 18:10:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
oh sure. why you could use yer puter - these things even soak up dew if they're left out so maybe with a windmill and sturdy enough ropes for repeated dunking you could develop an extraction process we'll call "dip-drying" ----- afterward you could try cleaning it all up using defrag :)

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