My Stick/Biltong/Jerky Cutter

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by nepas, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I been wanting to make one of these for sometime now. So with some down time today i made one out of oak.

    I went to 4 hardware stores trying to find a new plane blade...HA Good luck. So i took one from a small plane and wire wheeled it for this cutter.

    This is a working protoype cutter

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    Used brass deck screw to assemble, no glue. All the other hardware is SS.

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    Got it finished and inside where i will take it apart and use some butcher block oil on it.

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    Got 2 coats of oil on it, rubbed the blade down with lard and re assembled it. Tomorrow i will get some SS wing nuts.

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    Sorry i didnt write anything down, just built as i went.

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    Gotta try it on the LJ when its done.
     
  2. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]   Looks great!
     
  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    biltong................ I learnt something new today..........cool cutter...............[​IMG]

    Joe
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Can't wait to see it work!
     
  5. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like the plane blade but its hard to keep from turning dark with oxidation.

    SO

    I have a blade and handle re design in the works. This is a 4" SS pizza cutter wheel. I put a better edge on it. Going to add some safety into the re design of the handle.

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    Prob going to angle the bottom block to.

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    BBL
     
  6. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic

    Can't wait to see it work.
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    You certainly have a lot of time on your hands.

    How about putting a slot in the handle so it could slide back & forth on the screw like a radial arm saw?

    Or cut a slot in the base so the blade can go down into the recess?
     
  8. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah

    lots of ways this can be done. i'm still working on it.
     
  9. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Your right Al....
     
  10. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Got the cutter done today.

    Still have some things to change but its all going good.

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    Think i'm going to raise the rear 1x2 higher bt 1.5"

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    Works good. I put a better edge on the blade. Way better this way than the plane blade.

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    Sorry for the blur.

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    All oak and SS.

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  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good Nepas!
     
  12. shortend

    shortend Meat Mopper

    Who knows.[​IMG]  Before this project is over, we may looking at the first mini radial arm sausage saw. [​IMG]  [​IMG]
     

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