A Wooden Nutcracker

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Project by Johannes Poehlmann posted 575 days ago 2169 views 16 times favorited 9 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 575 days ago

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

-- Steve, Port Charlotte, FL

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#2 posted 575 days ago

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 575 days ago

Very cool.nice design.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 575 days ago

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

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 575 days ago

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 575 days ago

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 575 days ago

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

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#8 posted 574 days ago

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

-- Nick, Virginia,

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Johannes Poehlmann

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#9 posted 574 days ago

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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