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Imagine a normal table with a normal dinner set up,
perhaps a family is enjoying a seasonal celebration.
Phil, as per, decides he needs more salt. He reaches for
salt cellar, and shakes a little on his food. Now, that salt
just sitting right at the top. Dull.
a salt cellar that looks like a pump
shot gun. It could conceivably be of almost any size, but
shot gun size is good. The pump action is crucial here:
the way out from the salter, it grinds salt, on the way
the salt is loaded into the chamber. Point at the food
squeeze the trigger... phooop! The salt is ejected at high
velocity by CO2 from one of those bicycle tire CO2
cylinders that seem cheap enough. Now, hopefully you
have a little salt penetration into the food. Changing the
internals around a bit should let you select grind size
near-lethal fin-stabilized cylindrical salt-slug** through
a fine powder so that you may tune the whole process in
the same way shot gun enthusiasts have been doing for
*You use the grinds from the previous cycle, so it goes in-
out to preserve the shot gun-like action.
**the slug that works slugs, I don't know why I even pay
[custard]'s link [pocmloc, Nov 25 2015]
close, but ketchup is a liquid, or ahh, non-newtonian fuild [evilpenguin, Nov 25 2015]
You could team up with these guys ...
[normzone, Nov 13 2018]
Alternative loads for a different ... target market
[normzone, Nov 13 2018]
||Q: How does [bs0u0155] like his potatoes?
A: With assalt and buttery.
||I expected something hydraulic.
||I can't link it from work, but look at the bug-a-salt gun. It's a pump action plastic gun that shoots a tiny spit of salt out and is used to kill flies.
||You load salt into the hopper on top, pump it to charge the spring/whatever, then aim and shoot the salt. It's got an effective range of maybe 8-12 inches.
||Very similar to this idea, but for a different porpoise.
||Brilliant. Ripoff of this idea coming in 3...2...1...
||// With assalt and buttery// Okay, Thank you AusCan531, I will use that line at thanksgiving tomorrow. I will, really.
||I just love the visual of my mashed potatoes getting blown
away. Yay. Food fight in a whole new genre.
||[+] Airgun food mixer. Never need to wash the soup spoon
||The disadvantage of your action is that you get the previous
user's chosen fineness of grind (at least for your first shot). I
don't see why the mechanism couldn't be connected the
other way, with the way you slide the slidey thing staying
||Black Hawk Down salt cellar - which does a tinny
Ewan McGregor impression"...it's all in the grind".
||I totally came up with the bug assault idea and posted it