this technique makes quick work of any melon. stripping off the rind and leaving the center to be sliced or carved into a work of art.

round melons are the easiest to work with, but this method works well with any size melon as well as cantaloupe and musk melon.

Step 1: stabilize

slice an inch or so off the stem and bloom end of the melon and stand on end to stabilize the melon for cutting. for larger melons, it may be necessary to cut it in half around it's equator and stand it on the large cut end.
stuffed monkey bear dog things with knives scare me, makes me think of Leprechaun, or that movies about Puppets, tiny things with knives, i dont even know if the friggin Leprechaun had a knife in that movie or any of its sequals but as evil as it was i assume at one point it had a knife. Oh Chucky too, i hate him so much
i have a chucky doll in my bedroom
a knife or any pointy implement in any untrained hand can be scary. one of the first things you lean in knife class is how to avoid stabbing anyone with your blade. a skill that is well worth the cost of a reputable course.
Very cool, but if this monkey sits on your headboard at night while you are sleeping.......
How do you know it's a monkey?
Monkey!! I'm so glad to see you here... I haven't checked your web page lately. This is a great instructable, and I'm not sure why people can't figure out that you're a monkey. love from stimps!
what a surprise! i'm so happy you like it, stimps. i have a tutorial on how to cut up a tomato on my site now too! make yourself at home and browse around the snacks! xxxx
I'm thinkin' KATANA!
it doesn't realy make sense
it is self explanatory
Is the person taking the pictures your iBles buddy?
i have vowed to protect the photographer's secret identity!
This is kinda cool but the bear and watermelon are the weirdest i have seen of each. Crazy grin on that lil bear
honest, i'm not a bear, i'm a monkey. a rare terrycloth monkey, but a monkey none the less. if i was a bear, you would have seen my pointy bear teeth in my warm and open grin.
Excellent! Not only a good idea but a wonderful and very creative presentation. Giving this a + for sure.
thanks hal 9000. feel free to drop by <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.himonkey.net/cooking">my cooking page</a><br/>for other culinary delights. <br/>
This is cute with the little stuffed animal doing the work.
thanks... i'm pretty sure i'm still a monkey.
i love this instructable with all my heart and soul
i'm delighted! thanks for you enthusiasm.
Are you sure its wise giving him a knife?? only mischief and possible maimament will follow O_O
my knife kills are impecable. i've never lost a finger (ok, i don't have any to lose) or a limb in the kitchen.
knife KILLS? run!
ha! my knife skills are impecable, but, my proofreading skills leave something to desire.

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