|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 11-24-2012 02:14 AM||4543 views||23 times favorited||23 comments|
While searching for different designs of pecan crackers, I came across the California Nut Cracker at this web site:
I’ll try anything once so I turned a piece of white oak and used a piece of Jarrah for the plunger. You’ll see from the video how it works, but I had to do a lot of trial and error to get mine to work and it does not work as easy and crack the same every time like the one in the video that is for sale. He did not show enough detail on the the plunger so I tried a number of different shaped steel inserts. I was out of pecans when I took the picture, The cracked one in the nut cracker is the last one I did. I ate a lot of pecan in the test process!!!!!!!!
You just load a pecan into it and bring the plunger down on top of it. Hold the plunger down with your index finger and give it a smack on the table.
I finished the pieces with clear matte spray.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!