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How to Build a Whizbang Chicken Plucker From a Washing Machine

DiscoblogBy Brett IsraelNov 17, 2009 6:26 PM
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With Turkey Day right around the corner, you don't want to be caught with an unplucked bird. And who has the money to buy a plucker? The solution? Build a chicken plucker out of your washing machine! From the Annals of Improbable Research:

A Whizbang plucker will pick the feathers off chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese in a matter of seconds. Every component needed to make the machine is thoroughly discussed and the construction process is carefully detailed, step by step. There are 62 clear drawings…. Commercial tub pluckers cost $2,000+ but this book tells the reader how to build a comparable unit for $500 or less.

A bizarre trend of DIY chicken plucker videos has emerged on YouTube. Must be the tough economy. WARNING: If you've never seen a chicken plucked, it may seem a little disturbing. The chicken is already dead, but still... Related Content: Discoblog: How to Turn a Papasan Chair Into a Solar Cooker Discoblog: How to Make Solar Chocolate Chip Cookies on Your Car Dashboard Discoblog: The Secret to Why French Fries Smell So Good: Ironing Boards?

Image: Whizbang Books

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