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