does someone want to make a tobacco shredder?
I can slice it with a knife but the strands turn out too big for hand rolling, there are commercial products around which can shred tobacco but the best around for the home grower which doesnt cost the earth only cuts to about 1.5mm now what I need is 0.5mm.
I was thinking of was to combine 2 ideas, this one which seems to be based on the old victorian tobacco shredders
with this one, which uses a nice method of keeping the tobacco compressed and moviing it slowly with out chopping your fingers off.
the above used a handle which turns a theaded spindle which pushs the block along by a fraction, you then use a knife to take a slice off the end.
now there is an automated one someone made in new zealand which looks awesome, this also uses a thread but they have put a ratchet spanner on the spindle so it automatically moves it along.
So does anyone fancy this as a project? it would have to be easy to make, made from materials which are easy to come by for normal people, it must be cheap and it must be able to produce a really fine cut at least 0.5mm good enough for hand rolling tobacco.