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Paper shredders were allegedly inspired by pasta machines, so why not take them back to their roots? Not sure how well this works. According to the wikiHow, this “hack” was made popular by the Food Network’s resident deep geek Alton Brown. If you’re a foodie/cook *and* a geek, you might enjoy Brown’s Food Network show, Good Eats, as much as I do.

How to Use a Paper Shredder as a Pasta Machine – [via] Link

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  • HOW TO – Make a hand cranked document shredder – Link
Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Shadyman

    The only problem is, I don’t think they use food-grade lubricating oil. Unless only cross-cut shredders need oil…

  • RDAC

    I love his show, and Iron Chef (Japanese version). I don’t think I’ll ever eat what they cook on the show, but at least it’s inventive.

  • TommySez

    I like to stick with food-grade equipment when making, well, food.

    Still love Alton, though.

  • Eliot_K

    Oh my god I hate Alton Brown’s show. Hate it so much.

  • Thomas

    Awesome! Although I might suggest you clean out the shredder prior to using it.

    Thanks and keep posting!
    Thomas

  • Lisa Ray

    I agree. Aside from the obvious mess, I would be afraid of toxic chemicals coming from the tape adhesive and inks used on the paper being in the same place you put food.

  • Lisa Ray

    I agree. Aside from the obvious mess, I would be afraid of toxic chemicals coming from the tape adhesive and inks used on the paper being in the same place you put food.
    http://www.fellowes-shredder.com

  • paper shredders

    Really a thoughtful idea. Has good potential to turn from office equipment to a food processor. If its successful its really going to be a big hit.

  • Shredder

    This is great advice! The last line really hits home. I try to clean my computer desk with my computer on. A new email comes in and…there goes my attention!