Make watermelon juice with a drill and a coat hanger

I did this at TechShop Menlo Park.

t is a HOT Friday at TechShop Menlo Park and everyone is sweating and working hard on their projects. Some watermelon juice sounds great but how do we make it with what we have around? :)
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Step 1: Supplies

We found a large watermelon, a coat hanger a drill, a strainer, some ice, a bowl and some cups. That's all we need.

Step 2: Cut a small hole

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Cut and remove a small hole at the top of the watermelon.

Step 3: Shape hanger and insert into a drill

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We shaped the hanger to resemble a whisk and popped it into a drill.

Step 4: Drill the watermelon

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Insert the coat-hanger into the watermelon hole and drill all around hitting the sides and getting to the bottom.

Step 5: Strain

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Into a bowl over a strainer empty contents of drilled watermelon.

Step 6: Enjoy your juice

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Pour over ice and serve fresh and chilled. :)
russ_hensel1 month ago

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colacafe10 months ago

love it!!! great job...

Weighing in on this about a year later. What really stands out, is the respect the ibilator gets when some of the biggies of Instructibles make great remarks of one"s efforts. Sometimes the comments are funny or useful. The remarks are like mini ibles. There is generally a great or high amount safety concerns and I am all for safety first. Thanks.
That is awesome! And I love the pink hair!
madenairy2 years ago
u can add vodka to it, ether to the juice or, take the top of as abuv, stic a funnel into the melon, poor the vodka into the melon and serve it as a starter! (good for a dinner with the in-laws, u cant taste the vodka;-)
bricobart2 years ago
THIS ROCKS!!! I love it!!!
agis682 years ago
hope not used the colour mixer before for mixing colours...personaly i wouldn't try it but its ok if you want some quick results and dont have any juicer.
gargoyle1692 years ago
Awesome! This is why I come to instructables, Outside the box, make it happen now, with what ever you have laying around the house!!! And it tastes good too!
racoontnn2 years ago
And probably a good idea when you disturb me watermelon, add the fruit or drink each. We have watermelons appeared. We try to mix.
Like the idea, and also a very nice/concise presentation.
Also I would take Quester55 suggestion into perspective.
Keep up the good work.
Sagacity612 years ago
But who likes watermelon juice...YUK !!!!
I'd like to see it done with grapes or currants.....
Beergnome2 years ago
like said.... coat hanger? use a paint mixer! and also like said... don't forget the vodka! aqua fesca is good, I would use proper simply syrup made from a 2:1 ratio and lemon juice, and rum would be good but cachaca (brazilian cane sugar rum) would be better, brighter flavor that wouldn't muddle the watermelon juice flavor.
nanaverm2 years ago
Add a little lemon juice and sugar, and you've got an agua fresca. Yum! The best "icee" I ever had was made from pure watermelon juice from a freeze-machine. Thanks for the instructable idea!
chuckyd2 years ago
Cured varnish is non-toxic.
errr when do you add the vodka?
Quester552 years ago
Sounds good, Looks even better, You might mention that you should use a Non-Varnished coat hanger, or you'll be ingesting tiny bits of toxic Paint with every cup.
I find a Clean mini-whisk does an even better job and it's made of stainless steel.

F.Y.I. For more great fun, after juicing the melon, look up how to make Watermelon Wine. Great for those Hot week-ends .
Remag12342 years ago
I've always use a metal 1 gallon paint stirrer [chrome plated], which is remotely similar to an eggbeater. Works like a charm. Don't forget to add a little/lot of Vodka/Rum. Coat hangers are coated.
handson2 years ago
Great idea! On top of that, I also love the way your instructable pictures showing in one page, it's so easy and nice to see all.
bajablue2 years ago

Don't forget to enter this in SHIFT!'s Water Challenge!
Miss Cabbit (author)  bajablue2 years ago
I'm trying but I can't seem to figure out how to enter it. Help?
You can also send a Private Message to SHIFT! and ask him to add this Ible.

(Not sure if the link above will work.)
Certainly! ;-)

Just copy the URL for this Instructable and paste it in the comment section.

When SHIFT! updates the contest, he'll add your Instructable to the rest of the posted entries.  

If you still need help, let me know... and best of luck to you!

jbleazy2 years ago
HEY!! There's a picture of me :D !!! Thanks for the juice, it was so tasty!
chrisdp2 years ago
Wow, this is cool.
ToniRose2 years ago
Y'all have amazing self-control, stopping for a pic while drinking. I usually gulp that stuff down in one go.
Haha, love the improvisation! Absolutely brilliant.