Round Nutcracker

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Project by racerglen posted 12-27-2011 01:32 PM 2257 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been on a friend’s mantle for some years.
It was my first try at this shape, made of Green Ash, Manitoba Maple, Box Elder..take your pick.
As has been discussed elswhere, it faded in the light over time., when I made it there were very distinct red accents, lines and swirls in the body..all gone now, not even a bit of pink.
The screw is comercial hardwood dowel I threaded with a screwbox, the handle’s walnut.

the holes for the screw and the nut opening were drilled first, then the body turned.
I made my own centre for the screw hole, again dowel, threaded and screwed in then into the lathe and turned it.
The last shot shows the back where some spalting took away the round.
Finish is/was danish oil.

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#1 posted 12-27-2011 10:44 PM

It is really sweet.
I spoke today with my daughter about this way to crack nuts, and now I see it here!
I will see if I can make some next christmas.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 12:25 AM

Thanks Mads, and merry holidaying to you !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 04:24 AM

Cool nutcracker.

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#4 posted 12-30-2011 06:36 PM

Nice torture device Glenn. The nice thing about that design is that if you put your hand over the hole when cracking the nut, the bits don’t fly across the room.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#5 posted 12-30-2011 07:17 PM

Well, as they say, it’s all fun until somebody loses an eye !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#6 posted 02-15-2012 04:43 AM

You did a really great job on it, works better then those stupid steel bar type I bet. I just noticed you live in Vernon, I just moved from there to Alberta. Veron was my home town, lol


-- I Live for Sawdust Flying ! Randy- Lacombe, Alberta

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#7 posted 02-15-2012 11:31 AM

Well, you probably had a good $$$ reason..

and thanks !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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