My first battle with the coconut didn't go too well, and since I was tired of having the partly-open thing on the kitchen counter, I got serious yesterday.
The result: success! Sort of.
I may have won the war, but I lost a battle or two along the way.
With a shop full of power tools, I thought it was time to take this to the next level. The bandsaw...
...was doing a great job removing the husk...
...until it wasn't:
The teeth caught in the fibrous inner husk, and I ruined a $30 bandsaw blade. Bent all up. Grrr.
I removed enough of the hard outer coating though so that I could use pliers...
...to grasp a section, twist and roll it back until it was free.
The end result:
A bare coconut!
Or maybe a hedgehog?
Now all I need to do is figure out how to get the milk (water?) out and then crack it open without damaging any other tools.
I told my wife that we are definitely eating every part of this &$%! thing now, as it's becoming the most expensive "treat" ever.