Introduction: How to Peel a Watermelon (Machete Method)

About: Firefighter/EMT, avid tinkerer, always loved working with my hands. Interested in a lot of things, so my tinkering tends to make dorky appearances.

Got an unexpected text from a friend containing a meme of a peeled watermelon. Only the finished product, however. Not sure of how they got to that point, but I figured I could try my own method. Luckily, I already had a watermelon in addition to a machete. Why not give it a shot?

Step 1: Materials

This is the machete method of peeling a watermelon. You could easily try with any other cutting instrument. For this Instructable,
You will need:
-A watermelon
-A machete

It's not terribly messy, but you might want to use a cutting board anyway.

Step 2: Chop Chop Chop

Really all you need to do is give short and quick chops to the outer skin of the melon. The green part is the toughest, so you only need to go deep enough to just get the green off. Please watch your fingers!!!!

Once you're done with that, it should look like you've chiseled your watermelon.

Step 3: Carve

With all the tough green skin gone you can begin carving the white tissue away. Nothing specific here, just carve it like you would a turkey. Also carve just enough so that the red tissue shows. Make sure all the white tissue is gone.

Step 4: Bask in Peeled Watermelon Glory

Congratulations! You have successfully peeled a watermelon. Show it to your friends, use it as a centerpiece, enjoy it!

I will admit, I had one heck of a time trying to figure out how to eat it. In the end I wound up sticking it on the end of my machete and eating it like a popsicle. If anyone figures out a creative way to eat it, let me know!

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