Introduction: Orange Peel Chain

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Have a fresh fruit, like oranges, after a delicious meal always make an enjoyment feeling for everybody. Have you ever played with your orange remainders? Have you ever tried to make creations with orange peels?
In this instructable I'm going to show you how to make a chain use orange remainders. I promise you, it would be found very interesting.
Then come on with me:

Step 1: What You Need

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You only need a knife and a delicious orange. Oranges with thick peel are preferred.

Step 2: Peel the Orange

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First you need to remove the skin in enough great pieces. Bigger pieces will be easier to play. Therefore try to peel your orange in four plugs.

Step 3: Full Cuts

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Cut a rectangular piece of the peel and stab three parallel lines on it (full cuts).

Step 4: Half Cuts

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Now you must bridge between these lines (half cuts).
As you know orange peel contains two layers, an orange colored outer side and a white cork tissue inner side. Use your knife to draw rifts just on the white side. Be careful not to carve whole skin.

Step 5: Other Side Cuts

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Do the last step for orange colored side of the skin but on the inverse positions. 

Step 6: Side Cuts

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Separate orange side and white side of the peel on the outer sides while the rift touches half cuts.

Step 7: WOW, a CHAIN!

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Now carefully separate the two rings of the chain and cut extra parts and let it dry.

Step 8: More Fun

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Now try to make chains containing more rings. I'll be glad to see images of your chains in the comments.


Greasetattoo (author)2010-12-16

Now, how did you think of that!

Great instructable!
Just wondering how the heck one figures out how to do that!

canida (author)2010-12-16

This is cool! I bet you could do a huge chain with a bigger citrus fruit like a grapefruit or a pomelo - they've got thicker skins, too.

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