Carrot & Cucumber Cutter (Julienne)

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Introduction: Carrot & Cucumber Cutter (Julienne)

About: Innovative Projects, Diy's, Life Hacks

One of the best healthy snacks I love are carrots cut in matchsticks.

In this Instructable I'll show you a gadget that you can part 3D print and when assembled cut carrots in seconds.

It's easy and safe to use even by kids.

What's needed:

  • Caulk gun like the one I used.

If you can’t find one locally, search for “Skeleton caulk gun” on Amazon.Here is one similar to the one I used. https://goo.gl/FEKoRW

  • Steel wire
  • 3D printed parts

Download it here:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2667009

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Step 1:

First I cut the end of the caulk gun

Step 2:

Then I applied some glue and slid the main 3D printed piece onto the caulk gun's side bars

Step 3:

I used a steel wire to make a cutting end.

There are 2 different size cutting ends included in the file.

Step 4:

Then I attached the plunger and screwed on the cutting end

Step 5:

You'll want to pump the plunger until it reaches the cutter, so you could mark the rod and cut it.

Step 6:

Then I glued the lever.

It will prevent the plunger going too far and damaging the cutting end.

Step 7:

It's perfect to cut carrots and easy to use.

Guide the carrot with hand when cutting it.

You can use different size cutting ends for different size matchsticks.

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    13 Discussions

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    LeslieGeee
    LeslieGeee

    2 years ago

    HMMM for those of us who don't have access to a 3D printer wondering if adapting PVC pipe would work? Great idea by the way ShakeTheFurniture thank you for sharing. :)

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    NancyK63
    NancyK63

    Reply 2 years ago

    I bet we can do it with PVC. What an awesome idea, ShakeTheFuture.

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    ShakeTheFuture
    ShakeTheFuture

    Reply 2 years ago

    I am sure it would work. Cheers!

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    RickO8
    RickO8

    2 years ago

    I’m not sure what you used for steel wire but an electric guitar string would probably work really good.
    Nice idea and build. Cheers

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    ShakeTheFuture
    ShakeTheFuture

    Reply 2 years ago

    I used a wire that I bought in gardening section in my home improvement store.

    I have never used a guitar string to cut things. I might try it. Cheers!

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    LeslieGeee
    LeslieGeee

    Reply 2 years ago

    Great idea!!!

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    RickO8
    RickO8

    2 years ago

    For those in need of a 3d printer look in your area for a “makerspace” or maybe a community college with a lab class.

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    LeslieGeee
    LeslieGeee

    2 years ago

    Glock27 that is why I suggest and I think one other person suggested PVC pipe :)

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    Yonatan24
    Yonatan24

    2 years ago

    I just saw one of those potato chippers in a store and thought I should build one. Great idea! Reminds me of what you posted a while ago with the syringes :)

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    ShakeTheFuture
    ShakeTheFuture

    Reply 2 years ago

    Yes, it very similar to the syringe, but works much better. No big force is needed to cut the carrot. Cheers!

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    JoshuaGuess
    JoshuaGuess

    2 years ago

    Dang, that caulk gun function works really well! I sliced some fruit in a very similar way once with a hairspray potato cannon, an apple and a tennis racket as the cutter... It made a hell of a mess and the apple tasted like hairspray, so yeah... Cool 'Ible!

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    ShakeTheFuture
    ShakeTheFuture

    Reply 2 years ago

    Ha, ha...Thanks :)