On a work trip to a Guatemalan town with Engineers Without Borders - USA, Larry Bentley invented a sheller made from used cans and cement. It's cheaper than store-bought shellers, and it's made from materials that anyone in the town can get their hands on.
Bentley shared his notes and photos with us and we posted a how-to guide on our site. Now, we'd like to share Bentley's corn sheller with Instructables.
What you'll need:
- Metal cans
- Can opener
- Needle-nosed pliers
All corn sheller photos by Larry Bentley
Corn stalks overlooking Lago d'Atitlan in Guatemala by IMs BILDARKIV / Flickr
Step 1: Step one: Two cans
Using the can opener, cut out the bottoms of both cans so that they are open at both ends.