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nutcracker for my niece

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Project by jeffl posted 12-25-2010 06:35 PM 1306 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this nutcracker for my niece who is on the Columbia Quad Squad roller derby team. To get the body diameter I wanted it took 4 3/4” boards glued up. The plan I used called for turning then cut the head off and bandsaw the slot in the center, I split one board on the bandsaw , cut the slot before turning I think it was easier and made it stronger. I turned tenons on the legs.
Nothing fancy, maple, and painting isn’t my thing but I hope she likes it.

-- Jeff,





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Robsshop

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#1 posted 12-25-2010 06:44 PM

Very cool ,She should love it! Who wouldn’t want their likeness replicated in wood !!!!

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#2 posted 12-25-2010 06:49 PM

Hmmm…a female nut cracker ….that is unusual : )
Ya done good …nothing wrong with your painting skills from here .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Jonathan

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#3 posted 12-25-2010 08:46 PM

Nice personalization. I’ve certainly never seen a nutcracker on skates before. I’m thinking about making one next year… What plans did you use?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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jeffl

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#4 posted 12-25-2010 09:12 PM

Thanks guys the plans are in a fine woodworking from the 80’s

-- Jeff,

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interpim

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#5 posted 12-25-2010 09:35 PM

here is a pdf of the fww article
ARTICLE

-- San Diego, CA

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#6 posted 12-25-2010 11:28 PM

This is the coolest nutcracker I have ever seen!
Your niece are so luky.
And you are so creative.
Merry Christmas,
Mads

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

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jeffl

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#7 posted 12-26-2010 12:31 AM

That pdf file is it. Thanks Mads

-- Jeff,

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#8 posted 12-26-2010 09:39 AM

Very cool

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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