Break open coconut with hammer. Remove the hard outer shell. Peel the soft outer shell with a vegetable peeler.
Grate the fresh coconut meal according to desired result. Use small holes for fine shreds, normal big holes for typical shredded coconut, and use the grater slicer for chips. Alternatively, for the chips, peeling with vegetable peeler makes a cleaner and more attractive chip -- but it is a bit thicker.
Dry in oven or dehydrator. We dried the small and medium shreds in a 100 - 125 F convection oven (40 - 50 C) for 2 hours (small) to 3 hours (medium). For the chips, you can also use the oven, but we dried them in a dehydrator for approx. 6 hours.