A delicious and useful product — sauerkraut. Practical housewife, harvest it in the autumn as in the countryside and in the city. And the most time-consuming operation here is to shred the cabbage. Use and sharp long knives, and a special chopping. But no manual beats the convenience and efficiency with electric that you can do with your hands, taking some parts from an old washing machine.
The General structure of electrosensory simple: on a metal frame, welded from steel angles 20X20 mm, mounted the motor and the bearing of the working disc with three knives. Rotation by the engine is transmitted by a belt drive. The body of a mandolin, enclosing a working drive, has an inlet with feed hopper and output window. For convenience of operation the frame is mounted on legs-supports, welded steel angles to a working drive was 30° inclined from the horizontal. This simplifies loading of the funnel and the supply of cabbage under the knife.
The most important part of shredding — a working disc with three knives. It is carved from duralumin sheet thickness of 2 mm To increase the stiffness of the edge abortives floor right angle 10 mm. Outlining the installation location of the knives in the disk cut through three Crescent-shaped Windows, and then the cutting edge is extruded to 6 mm above the plane of the disk, as shown in figure 2. On the platform on the sin rivets are mounted sickle knives. The best material for them — a leaf from a mechanical hacksaw or blade of the scythe. Somewhat easier to make a straight knife, but the saber is better in the work. Remove the cabbage “noodles” from under the drive will help three dural area, riveted from the opposite sides of the knife disk.