Potato Chopper

Potato Chopper
16
Sep

The idea behind my work is the melding of whimsy and absurdity. In this case I wanted to take a simple task and make it as hard as possible ie cutting a potato. To make the machine work the ‘driver’ moves the hand and foot levers to make the ‘leg’ move around the yellow platform. This in turn raises and lowers knives which cut the potatoes. A squeegee tean scoops them all onto a section of the chopping board, and dumps them into a deep fryer pan.

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Materials: Steel timber, paint, springs nuts and bolts
Features: Revolutionise chip industry
Completed: 1993

Process shots from Potato Chopper build period

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