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Looking for an unused, under utilized oyster shucker (not a human). Let me know if you have one sitting around doing nothing. It would be niceat some of my family's get togethers taking some of the risk of injury out of the equation. Yes, I am looking to buy one. Thanks
 

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I have had my best luck using a short shafted flat head screwdriver. I have broken or bent a dozen or so of actually shuckers. Hit up Dollar General or something like that. Shouldn't be but a buck or so.
 

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I will try to get some pictures of the one that my mom has and post them. I know that won't help you much, but it might give someone a good template to make some. She has had this one forabout 25 years and it will dang sure shuck'em! I will try to post pics tomorrow evening.
 

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using a knife is not that dangerous once you aquire the technique, shucking oysters doesn't require brute force. it's much easier to do using a light amount of pressure,with the knife tip in the right spot, and a slight twitching back and forth.

You can also stand the oyster on it's edge and open it with the knife tip pointed away from your hand

A good shucking knife with the tip honed down, and use finesse, a perfect tip and a light wiggle will do it......

IMO those mechanical shuckers are a royal PITA, and a stainless mesh glove cost less than most mechanical shuckers, for the piece of mind you can get a glove

My .02 cents, and we only shuck 400 gallons a day
 

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Check craigslist ( pensacola) friday Feb 19th under farm and garden. ( dont know why it is posted there, but cool looking shucker.
 

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Here's the picture of the stainless steel one listed on Craigslist. They want $150 for it.

Maybe choppedliver on here could make one out of aluminum for much less. The tooth/knife would have to be stainless to keep its edge, but everything else could be aluminum. I'd be interested in what choppedliver thinks.
 

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Nat (2/22/2010)using a knife is not that dangerous once you aquire the technique, shucking oysters doesn't require brute force. it's much easier to do using a light amount of pressure,with the knife tip in the right spot, and a slight twitching back and forth.

You can also stand the oyster on it's edge and open it with the knife tip pointed away from your hand

A good shucking knife with the tip honed down, and use finesse, a perfect tip and a light wiggle will do it......

IMO those mechanical shuckers are a royal PITA, and a stainless mesh glove cost less than most mechanical shuckers, for the piece of mind you can get a glove

My .02 cents, and we only shuck 400 gallons a day
X2!

Except I don't do 400 gal/day... I do like a blade w/ an up-turned tip...The only drawback to them is that the blades are then too short for big (I mean big) oysters when you go to cut the connective muscle...
 

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Here's the picture of the stainless steel one listed on Craigslist. They want $150 for it.



Maybe choppedliver on here could make one out of aluminum for much less. The tooth/knife would have to be stainless to keep its edge, but everything else could be aluminum. I'd be interested in what choppedliver thinks.


Hows it work? Does it crush the shell or do you put the oyster on its edge and it wedges it open? Looks like it would be easy enough to make
 

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Hard to tell what the size/gauge of everything is in that pic, but if its anything like I think, Im sure I could make one for half the cost they are asking for it.



Ive got plenty of aluminum and stainless ( 316 marine grade )
 

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Bump for pictures or someone to build one -- family get togethers soon with many oysters to be opened.
 

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Made contact with Breeze Fab but have not heard anything since. Before I call brownsville would it be too much to ask how much and can you take a picture? Thanks for your efforts.

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Choppedliver -- with the confidence you expressed I bet you could build a good shucker. What do you think, Up to the challenge?
 

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Snap (3/1/2010)Choppedliver -- with the confidence you expressed I bet you could build a good shucker. What do you think, Up to the challenge?


Yep, Im up for it as I understand how it works... No one really addressed that. Does it just pry the shell open? Or does it remove the meat too? I personally dont like oysters so I have not shucked them before.
 
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