Potatoes are good. Spiral Cut Potatoes on the other hand are Amazing. They combine both flavor and taste.The only problem is that they are only sold at fairs and carnivals around here. Instead of waiting for the next fair, I decided to make my own spiral cutting machine. With the help of your drill, you too can have your own spiral cut potatoes.
I made this out of junk pieces of wood someone threw away.
(The Question Of The Year)
.....Is it Potatoes or Potato's..... I've got no clue
.I made this for the Power Tools contest, If you enjoy it Please vote!
Step 1: Supplies
You Will Need
3 Pieces of Wood (any size will do, Just make sure they match in height when you setup the wood)
Step 2: Construct
- Attach two of the pieces at a 90 degree angle.
- Cut Dowel in half
- Glue Dowel to piece of wood(Not the base)
- (Not Shown) On the other piece of wood, drill two holes so the dowel fits and slides in between
- On the piece of wood the dowels are on, put a blade on the top. Be careful. For best results slightly angle the blade
Cool! Your done with construction
Step 3: Check
Check to see if what you have matches mine. Notice the piece of wood with the two holes for the dowels is in this picture ( Sorry for not putting a picture in the last step)
Step 5: Impale the Potato
Stick the Skewer into the potato and put the skewer into the drill as if it was a drill bit.
Step 6: Cut the Potato
To cut a spiral potatoe
- Rest your potao drill on the rest
- Turn the drill slightly to avoid the dowels
- Press the wood/drill/potato closer to the blade
- As you push the drill and wood the potato will be cut on the blade
- Use equal force
- Slower Pushing makes thin cuts
- Fast Pushing makes thicker cuts
- You might want to peel the potato before you cut it