A Wooden Nutcracker

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Project by Johannes Poehlmann posted 12-14-2012 02:48 AM 4063 views 17 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found such a Nutcracker in an advertising recently. This is the right Christmas gift, I thought, and started to built several pieces.
More information about how I made it, a SketchUp model and a Plan for download you can find here:

-- Johannes, Nuremberg Germany,

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#1 posted 12-14-2012 03:41 AM

I like this a lot. Thanks for offering the plans. I may make one out of walnut (though it seems cannibalistic somehow).

-- Steve, Punta Gorda, FL

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#2 posted 12-14-2012 05:25 AM

Intuitive design and great functionality. I may have to make one of these for my mom so she won’t have to always use the hand held nutcrackers, less torque, less work. Thanks for putting your info up so we can see the process!

-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more

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#3 posted 12-14-2012 05:37 AM

Very cool.nice design.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-14-2012 11:14 AM

Practical and nice looking. You did very good work on this.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 12-14-2012 05:42 PM

Love it, Like the video as well. Very kind of you sharing the plans as well. Thx,
Merry Chistmas.

Welcome to Lumberjocks as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 12-14-2012 06:19 PM

It is a good and simple design. Favorited now.
I am starting the list for Xmas gifts…. of 2013… nutcrackers, candle holders, cutting boards. As I just got back to my small shop, it will take a long while to make any and every finished piece…

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#7 posted 12-14-2012 07:19 PM

I like this design and appreciate the detailed instructions. Wish I knew more German!

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#8 posted 12-15-2012 12:36 AM

Very Neat, Nice Job!
Thanks for Posting this 1 went in the Favorites.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#9 posted 12-15-2012 08:58 AM

Tranks a lot for all your comments. I have to say that the original design is not from me. I have seen this Nutcracker in an advertising. I just worked out the plan to build one myself.


-- Johannes, Nuremberg Germany,

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#10 posted 01-01-2018 02:20 AM

Wonderful design. I’ve been looking to make a nut cracker bowl with 2 chambers. One for whole nut and one for the shells. Never thought of the moveable floor for the shell chamber. That is a fantastic feature.


-- Roy

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