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Journey into Woodturning #92: Mushroom Nutcracker

03-08-2022 01:55 PM by MovingChips | 2 comments »

This project was a suggestion from a friend who saw an imagine somewhere. I thought, yeah I could do that. Then I thought some more, that’s actually going to be a challenge. I was determined to make this happen, success or fail. First I needed to find the right wood, at the right size. I ended up with cherry for the base, maple for the top and padauk for the spindle/threaded crusher. The cherry base came together quickly and easily. Beautiful wood to work. However the tap for threading the inside was not as easy. I had to take it off the lathe and attach it to the vise to grip it hard enough for threading. Maple is just as easy to work and gave me no drama turning into shape. The...

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