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Project by racerglen posted 01-06-2011 03:16 PM 1415 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from a cherry tree on our lot, well aged, the handle’s also cherry but a different
source. the threaded part’s commercial dowell. One thing I found out is to add some sort of stop so the “bolt” can’t bottom out.. this one had to be glued
back together after a 6”6” type kept turning after his walnut was dust..
The finish is gloss varathane.

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 01-06-2011 03:33 PM

you crack me ….LOL

thankĀ“s for sharing
Dennis

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Monty Queen

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#2 posted 01-07-2011 03:53 AM

Wow nice job on your nut cracker.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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twokidsnosleep

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#3 posted 01-07-2011 03:54 AM

So how did you make the threads in the dowel and tap threads in the cherry base to accept the dowel???

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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racerglen

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#4 posted 01-07-2011 02:44 PM

A ‘screwbox” for the dowell and wood taps for the holes. I haven’t seen them arround for a while, mine came from Busy Bee some years ago, I think they’ve discontinued them since.. the screwbox is maple, shaped sort of like a spokeshave but bigger, it has an aluminum threaded insert in the centre with a cutout..into that goes a v shaped cutter (a bear to sharpen !)
Bascily the same process as with a metal die, but only one cutter.. the taps are the same as metal ones, just bigger. the set I have uses a 3/4 inch dowell and a 5/8 hole to create the matchup

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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twokidsnosleep

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#5 posted 01-08-2011 08:48 AM

Like this thing Glen??

“http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghpnuGxeRso”

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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racerglen

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#6 posted 01-08-2011 01:03 PM

no sleep, no link ?

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#7 posted 01-08-2011 01:40 PM

Nice Project.
Here is the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghpnuGxeRso

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 01-08-2011 02:43 PM

This is very nice. Next time tell Goliath to leave your nutcracker alone. :)

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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twokidsnosleep

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#9 posted 01-08-2011 07:14 PM

Sorry guys, not sure about why that happened…maybe the quotations
Thanks for covering for me Jamie :)

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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racerglen

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#10 posted 01-08-2011 07:55 PM

Scott that’s exactly the system I have !..great video.. But I speak with a different accent !

;-)

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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