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dberndt
12-09-2005, 05:58 PM
Here is my take on the nutcrackers that have been floating around the board. I couldn't find my HSM with the original article in it. So I just fired up rhinoceros and freehanded it more or less.

It still needs to be sanded and buffed, taken apart, put into about 10 boxes and all wrapped individually.
Anyway, on with the pics.

http://pad.phalnet.com/view.php?imgid=997

Alistair Hosie
12-11-2005, 09:40 AM
Beautiful workmanship! I like these type of projects, and if you made a larger version it would makle a nice bench press.Alistair

claw
12-11-2005, 05:24 PM
STOP, THIEF!!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y232/manicdep/DSC011452.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y232/manicdep/DSC011442.jpg

claw
12-11-2005, 05:25 PM
Sorry http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif Had to. I like your top bar.

BobWarfield
12-11-2005, 10:16 PM
Someone should make one that will crack about 3 nuts at once.

Nice work. I first saw these on Industrial Hobbies web site.

Best,

BW

Lynn Standish
12-12-2005, 04:02 PM
I think if I were to make another, I'd perhaps try an Acme thread, or at least something pretty coarse to speed up the travel. I might also try a crank type handle.

The ones I made this year were mounted on a stained oak base and included a nutpick made from 1/4" stainless bar resting in a groove routed in the oak base.

They are kind of a fun little project.

Evan
12-12-2005, 04:28 PM
It would be a good excuse to practice making double start threads...

dberndt
12-12-2005, 04:35 PM
Well I guess next year it will have to be a cnc nut crusher with ballscrew, autoloader, and shell conveyor.

jkilroy
12-12-2005, 05:41 PM
An autoloading nut crusher? I've already got one but darn if she doesn't like it when I refer to her as such. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif