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Mostly Carved Away Eggshell

Although Instructables user bbstudio’s entry in their ongoing Egg-Bot challenge falls a bit short on the “instruct” front, his or her experiment “to remove as much material from an egg shell as possible while still retaining the shape and image of the egg” has undeniably produced some impressive results.

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    1. Good questions. Which is why it’s slightly odd that he posted his project on Instructables. As far as I can tell, he offers no instruction whatsoever. It’s certainly cool, mind you, but as to how he did it, well, I’m guessing he wants that left a mystery. =]

      1. now, i HAVE heard of a method of using vinegar to soften an eggshell enough to fit a whole egg into a soda bottle…  if that is the case, then i can imagine using this technique to soften the eggshell so it could be more flexible and more easily cut.

  1. I am just guessing. But I would attempt this with a hard boiled egg and a dremel. Pare away the shell, and then remove the egg from inside.

    1. i agree with the dremel, if you could find just the right attatchment.  its actually easier to blow out the insides first than to try to get a really clean removal after the fact.

  2. I am just guessing. But I would attempt this with a hard boiled egg and a dremel. Pare away the shell, and then remove the egg from inside.

  3. in school we painted hollowed out eggs for easter and cinco de mayo. we poked two holes in either end and  blew the liquid egg out. it was difficult (and stinky), but we did it with the shell still intact. if you look closely at the right picture, there are a few bumps, like something was filled in. i bet the creator of this did like i did, and filled in the resulting holes. i could be wrong, but that’s my guess. awesome design though. ^___^

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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