Introduction: Carrot & Cucumber Cutter (Julienne)

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One of the best healthy snacks I love are carrots cut in matchsticks.

In this Instructable I'll show you a gadget that you can part 3D print and when assembled cut carrots in seconds.

It's easy and safe to use even by kids.

What's needed:

  • Caulk gun like the one I used.

If you can’t find one locally, search for “Skeleton caulk gun” on Amazon.Here is one similar to the one I used. https://goo.gl/FEKoRW

  • Steel wire
  • 3D printed parts

Download it here:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2667009

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First I cut the end of the caulk gun

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Then I applied some glue and slid the main 3D printed piece onto the caulk gun's side bars

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I used a steel wire to make a cutting end.

There are 2 different size cutting ends included in the file.

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Then I attached the plunger and screwed on the cutting end

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You'll want to pump the plunger until it reaches the cutter, so you could mark the rod and cut it.

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Then I glued the lever.

It will prevent the plunger going too far and damaging the cutting end.

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It's perfect to cut carrots and easy to use.

Guide the carrot with hand when cutting it.

You can use different size cutting ends for different size matchsticks.

Comments

RickO8 (author)2018-01-17

For those in need of a 3d printer look in your area for a “makerspace” or maybe a community college with a lab class.

LeslieGeee (author)2018-01-17

Glock27 that is why I suggest and I think one other person suggested PVC pipe :)

RickO8 (author)2018-01-16

I’m not sure what you used for steel wire but an electric guitar string would probably work really good.
Nice idea and build. Cheers

LeslieGeee (author)RickO82018-01-17

Great idea!!!

LeslieGeee (author)2018-01-16

HMMM for those of us who don't have access to a 3D printer wondering if adapting PVC pipe would work? Great idea by the way ShakeTheFurniture thank you for sharing. :)

NancyK63 (author)LeslieGeee2018-01-16

I bet we can do it with PVC. What an awesome idea, ShakeTheFuture.

Yonatan24 (author)2018-01-13

I just saw one of those potato chippers in a store and thought I should build one. Great idea! Reminds me of what you posted a while ago with the syringes :)

ShakeTheFuture (author)Yonatan242018-01-13

Yes, it very similar to the syringe, but works much better. No big force is needed to cut the carrot. Cheers!

JoshuaGuess (author)2018-01-11

Dang, that caulk gun function works really well! I sliced some fruit in a very similar way once with a hairspray potato cannon, an apple and a tennis racket as the cutter... It made a hell of a mess and the apple tasted like hairspray, so yeah... Cool 'Ible!

Ha, ha...Thanks :)

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