Coconut scraper from re-bar

coconut scraper

This kitchen tool scrapes the meat out of the coconut shell much like a grater, making it a one step process for fresh grated coconut. It is made out of a small piece or rebar. One end of the re-bar is hammered out flat and tines ground in, while the other end is more pointed and bent towards the wood like a stinger. This way it only requires one hole the middle for a nail or screw to mount it securely. It is usually mounted on a low bench to sit on while a pan is placed under it to catch the grated meat. This was purchased for very little in the Philippines but with a small number of tools you could make one too.