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Project by hunter71 posted 12-27-2013 01:44 PM 767 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has a collection of nutcrackers from all over the world. She thought it would be a good idea for me to build her one too. So I got a few pieces of wood and turned my version of a nutcracker. I call him the Alabama Nutcracker. I used Cedar and Poplar woods. Kids water-based paints, and clear gloss poly over it. The beard is from the tip of a Alabama White tail deer. Hair is from the mane of a European Moose. The last picture is of the Alabama nutcracker with the rest of the more elite group on the mantel.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 12-27-2013 02:37 PM

very nice doug, even the deer on the mantle seems to be saying ho ho ho….P.S. why did you have to go so far for the moose hair, its not to far from here, just over in the U P of michigan…lol…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 12-27-2013 02:39 PM

Great looking nutcracker Doug! That put a big ole smile on my face! Love it!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 12-27-2013 04:20 PM

It’s a real nice project and looks very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#4 posted 12-27-2013 09:56 PM

a cosmopolitan nutcracker. Nice work Doug. How does it work?

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#5 posted 12-28-2013 02:15 AM

Very neat project Doug. My wife also collects them and I have though of trying my hand at one but haven’t done it yet.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#6 posted 12-28-2013 11:56 PM

Very nice Doug. Get crackin… lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 12-30-2013 10:44 PM

They’re cool and adorable. Like the colors, she has a great collection. I’m sure she loves it. Great job!

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