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Finished Red Nutcracker
Bell Ringer Nutcracker

green nutcracker
Green Nutcracker

After years of talking about it, I finally decided to make some nutcrackers.

They started out as oak 4x4s , so I turned them on my lathe. Each is different, but the bodies and heads are a very similar shape.
Turning the Nutcracker

After turning them, I needed to make the notch for the lever and mouth, so I had to cut the head portion off to access the top of the body.
Separating the Head

No easy task to get that even, and it was really difficult to get the notch straight.
Drilling to notch nutcracker

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