We love fresh no-spray cherries from the farmer's market, and nothing is more fun than popping one in your mouth and having pit-spitting contests with the kids. But what do you do if your wife buys a boatload of cherries to make pies and you don't have a cherry pitter?
Send her to Instructables.com...What do you mean there's nothing?...Did you try cherry?...Did you try pitter?....Nothing? GASP?!
So, this is how I set out to make her a cherry pitter on a Sunday afternoon with only the items I had available to me in my junk boxes and shed. As it turns out most of the available equipment was bathroom themed so hence the name Cherry Pitter a la Commode.
This actually works rather well and my wife claims that it made her job of pitting the cherries a heck of a lot easier. The original design didn't work out but I revised one small detail and it probably turned out better in the end. I have annotated the pictures where there appears to be an extraneous part here and there.
I hope this gives others some ideas on how to make a better emergency cherry pitter.