Another Herman Nutcracker

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Project by PopsHuckster posted 06-06-2021 01:18 AM 561 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was the pandemic and like most of us frustrated termites I got bored. So.. maybe it was time for another Herman. I’ve been making these for about 10 years now. This will be #6. I’ve always wanted (or thought about making) a Gippetto and Pinocchio Herman nut cracker. The doll itself was actually started as a vet but then I remembered the Pinocchio I wanted to do. After a pretty much basic Gippetto, I set about making the Pinocchio. At first i thought mu hands wouldn’t let me do the detail on a head and I was going to make it from clay but wasn’t happy at all with the result. So back to wood as usual. Legs and arms are movable, the hands were compound cuts, wood pins for all the joints. I turned the body for Gippetto on the lathe as well as Pinocchio’s head, then cut the arm and leg attachment areas. The workbench wasn’t like any other on my other Herman’s either. It took me about 4 weeks to do with the limited time I could do in the shop. Then on to the paint and Gippetto’s apron. All-in-all it took about5+ weeks but it was a great distraction while Mum and I were sequestered in the condo. Enjoy.

-- Pop

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#1 posted 06-06-2021 01:39 AM

Wow. This is a great project with so many details done to perfection.

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#2 posted 06-06-2021 01:52 AM

Great little project, looks like your all set for Christmas.

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#4 posted 06-07-2021 10:25 AM

Very well done. The bench vice is an awesome detail

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