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Countertop Coconut Splitter
If you bring home coconuts from vacations or buy them regularly at the store, you know a coconut is a tough nut to crack. Instead of taking a hammer and screwdriver to it in the backyard, David Wolfe suggests you check out his coconut splitter.
  Place the coconut on a metal ring and locate the “eyes” — three dark circles at the top. Puncture them with a punch and hammer. Pour out the liquid.
  Place the metal ring and coconut inside the splitter stand. Line up the blade and turn the handle until the entire shell is removed.
  “It doesn’t take a lot of strength,” says Wolfe. “The blade is a light blade, engineered to be strong without a lot of mass.”
  He notes coconut has become more popular as a health food, and he built the splitter at a customer’s request.
  The design is a scaled down version of a wood splitter he used to make and sell. Now he sells the coconut splitter for $80 at his website.
  “It works great. There is no spilled milk or pieces shattering everywhere. It’s neat and safe,” Wolfe says.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Coconut Splitter, 475 College Blvd. #6-161, Oceanside, Calif. 92057 (ph 760 717-2365; jdeflow@yahoo.com; www.coconutsplitter.com).

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2014 - Volume #38, Issue #3