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just a bunch of amateurs. :icon_smil

sawing it is unnecessary, if you want to split it the way they showed (perpendicular to the grain). just take a big rock, strike the nut, making sure to rotate it after each hit. 3 or 4 hits equally spaced should do it. make sure you do it over a sink, cuz the juice will run out of the crack. it won't be a neat, even cut, but that looks unnatural. plus, it takes literally less than a minute.

to get the meat out, just leave it in the sun for a week or two. meat shrinks as it dries and you can pop it out in a few chunks at a time, by hand. after you take the meat out, just leave the "skin", don't need to peel it down to the shell.

you would need to cut a hole to make it look like theirs, but i just lean it against the hardscape.
 

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Apparently, milesm has no sense of humor. ;)
i do have an excellent sense of humor. i'd rather help people with the topic, rather than have them click the link and have a good chuckle. one of his disclaimers is that these caves are a pita to make. my method is a piece of cake. no saws, no two sets of hands, and no digging out the meat (much tougher than you think).

if i want to laugh, i merely have to remember many things dubya has said over the years. now that's funny :D
 

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I don't know what to say..................
 

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You can save yourself a lot of time and tooth pain if you just toss the coconut in the microwave to shrink back the "meat" of the coconut as well. A dremel works well for the cutting process as well. Funny site though!
 

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