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    Shelling corn with drill and pliers - GIF

    Shelling corn with drill and pliers.



    Previously: Hank cranked corn sheller

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    I shucked and shelled a lot corn back in the day. Mostly to shell a cob we just grabbed it with both hands then gave it a twist back and forth a couple of times, job done.
    This is a novel idea and looks like it works good, but that is what teenager's are around for it toughens up their hands so they don't get blisters from a hoe or shovel handle.
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    Teenagers today get their blisters from Playstation Paddles. Not shucking corn or any practical work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Made Home View Post
    Teenagers today get their blisters from Playstation Paddles. Not shucking corn or any practical work.
    Send em to me I can break them of that habit. I'll teach them how to use a shovel a hoe an axe or a hammer or or use them on their backsides until they learn the value of work not play. If their gen X parents object I have ways to cure their ills as well.
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    Agreed Frank.

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    Reminds me of the corn drill challenge videos: just replace the pliers with your teeth. Works great if you have extra teeth that you don't need.

    What I really like about this one is how the corncob gets submerged below the separated corn before shelling.

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    Grinding corn.


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    Making rice flour, One of my not too far away neighbors less than a mile that is. Makes mesquite bean flour then uses it to make tortillas and sourdough bread. You won't find any better tasting bread in any bakery anywhere, well maybe in a few Bavarian or Black Forest bake shops and one possibly in Brazil if it is still there.
    But other than my late Part Comanche Grand mother, she is the only other person I have known who I have found that makes flour out of mesquite beans.
    I made up a batch of desert bean soup a while back everything was fine until I let my wife find out what kind of beans they were.
    These beans are great but they have a different taste to them what are they?
    Desert beans.
    What are desert beans?
    Mesquite.
    YUCK!
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    Must be a lot of buried pump pliers deep in that cauldron.....
    Last edited by Toolmaker51; 09-14-2018 at 06:54 PM.
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    I also think the Asian woman is grinding rice flour...not much corn over there that I am aware of. What gets me is someone found the base rock and the wheel rock and chiseled them with due diligence, then found a small tree with the right taper for the wheel and yoke, then put this thing together...then off they went grinding, years on end to get the trough like we see it here. That is a lot of Rock and Roll(ing)...Wow! And how many pounds/tons of rice flour over the years and people fed¿ Also note the shape of the paddle on the base rock...Interesting wood.

    Great, Post apocalyptic training for young guns with no electricity.

    Thanks Jon! Really liked seeing this one!

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