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Sam Stones02/10/2019 01:44:57
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I highly recommend the Clickspring video of the player card press mentioned above by not done it yet.

It would have to be one of Chris's best.



Edited By Sam Stones on 02/10/2019 01:46:16

not done it yet02/10/2019 08:34:30
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Posted by Sam Stones on 02/10/2019 01:32:36:

This was my version of a nutcracker which I designed and prototyped to be injection moulded in polyacetal. Several metal parts formed the mechanism.



I based the action on a typical mastic-gun mechanism. The (fly-back) release was spring-loaded using the same lever seen at the front of this picture.



That reminds me of the old “Crackerjack” design - only they used a ratchet bar that eventually failed (before I had the wherewithal to replicate it in better than die-cast form. Now called a ‘bar craft nut cracker by kitchencraft (but currently unavailable). The crackerjack performed superbly unless worn out or over-loaded. I would buy one if I saw a decentbone at a car boot, now that I could make spare parts. Quite a lot on epay.

The above design seems to largely replicate that design in most ways.

Nick Clarke 302/10/2019 08:40:28
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LBSC in December 1956 published a design 'For the kiddies' of a steam hammer to crack nuts.

Don't find the need myself but …….


Nicholas Farr02/10/2019 08:55:20
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Hi, I've never been able to get any of the Hazelnuts from the tree on my patch and the squirrels don't get a look in either, because the birds peck them off while they are still very green. The birds must find something they like in the bit where the nuts joint the tree, because they are not interested in the nuts, as they all lay on the ground still in their just opening husks.

Regards Nick.

Nicholas Wheeler 102/10/2019 15:04:07
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Posted by Cornish Jack on 01/10/2019 17:04:44:

For those with deck shoes and a a white-topped peaked hat, maybe?img_0057a.jpg



I hope that's high on Neil's list for the bag of nuts.

Nicholas Wheeler 102/10/2019 15:05:15
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Posted by Cornish Jack on 01/10/2019 17:04:44:

For those with deck shoes and a a white-topped peaked hat, maybe?img_0057a.jpg



I hope that's high on Neil's list for the bag of nuts.

pgk pgk02/10/2019 17:28:43
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Posted by Nicholas Wheeler 1 on 02/10/2019 15:05:15:

I hope that's high on Neil's list for the bag of nuts.

I would have said the same and then saw they're for sale on ebay along with a squirrel version....amongst the novelty nutcrackers that also include a crocodile or a lady's legs and buttocks with the nut for cracking positioned in such a way that it's a cracker one gets out after a few glasses of port when the ladies have withdrawn...


Cornish Jack02/10/2019 18:25:03
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Mick B1 - Sorry, don't know about the serrations - would guess cast-in; doesn't retain the kernel, it falls into the tray. PGK x2 - the actual thread is 'buttress(y) so presumably Acme or square.) Source, as with so much of my bits and pieces was a charity shop!



Derek Lane02/10/2019 22:39:39
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Just read this about nutcrackers and a coincident maybe but this came out of the shed today. The thread is 1" X 620191002_173108 (824x1024).jpg

Kiwi Bloke18/10/2019 10:47:11
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No need to make one - already got the ideal tool. Sandvik Bahco 8224 ratchet-adjustable pliers ('water pump pliers' ). The jaw shape holds the nuts well and its instant adjustment feature means that it can be set so that great force can be applied with minimal risk of movement over-shoot. But just give walnuts a smart rap with the back of a table-spoon. (Not expecting a prize...)

Edited By Kiwi Bloke on 18/10/2019 10:48:17

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