|Project by poospleasures||posted 04-25-2014 12:39 AM||498 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
As with most of you I am always looking for a new project to make. Thought this might give you some ideas. It requires glue ups, wood turning, design, angle cutting, painting and being a little crazy. Now the story. For years my wife has collected German Wooden Nutcrackers. Darn things are expensive so I got the idea to make her one. I suppose it was a success as she loves it and our daughters and some friends had to have one. Therefore I have made several of them. I would guess you have see them in stores at Christmas time and most are themed after one character or another. Since my wife loves cooking shows and is quite a baker. I made her a baker nutcracker. The daughters and friends got one made for according to how their kitchens were decorated or themed. Most of these are 24 to 36 inches tall with moving nutcracker mouths which are operated by a lever in the back. We tried to paint and outfit them to go with their theme.
#1 The Baker, notice bakers hat, rolling pin, spoon, apron and towel.
#2 The Chile Pepper guy for the daughter with a Mexican theme, chilies in one hand, airport Tequila bottle in the other, sombrero, rope belt, blanket on shoulder and sandals.
#3 The Penguin. One daughter-in-law collects them and now she has a nutcracker one.
#4 Kentucky Wildcat fan who is a hairdresser got this one with the blow dryer and comb.
#5 The Snoopy Cheerleader is for another friend who was a cheerleader and collects anything Snoopy.
#6 Irish Leprechaun for the daughter with an Irish theme. This is her good luck guy with a blue pot of gold in his right arm and hand.
Hope you enjoy looking at these and try one on your own. These are a fun build and make you very popular with the recipient. Comments and stuff welcome. Thanks for looking.
-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon