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    Oh nuts

    Sat in a draw in the workshop I have a tap and die set for wood which I brought to make something a while ago but it never got used.
    So I thought that I needed to at least have a go at using it so a simple nutcracker was in order, made from apple for the main body and screw and Oak for the handle.
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    All you cracked it up to be Derek or is it a wind up mate.

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    Brings tears to my eyes just looking at it.
    Kind regards John.

     
     
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    That's the nuts mate.....love it
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    How have you attached the oak to the apple just round dowel and glue or a square section post? I ask because I tried that about 5 years ago with the same tooling and the glue on the dowel kept breaking its bonds because of the forces if a nut was put in incorrectly ie end to end (we live in one of the biggest walnut producing areas here).

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    Thank you guys


    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
    How have you attached the oak to the apple just round dowel and glue or a square section post? I ask because I tried that about 5 years ago with the same tooling and the glue on the dowel kept breaking its bonds because of the forces if a nut was put in incorrectly ie end to end (we live in one of the biggest walnut producing areas here).

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    I just did a round tenon and glued, If I find that I have the same problem I will try a square tenon next time. If the nuts are that hard to crack I would have thought the thread may give out first.

    This one will be for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalboy View Post
    Thank you guys




    I just did a round tenon and glued, If I find that I have the same problem I will try a square tenon next time. If the nuts are that hard to crack I would have thought the thread may give out first.

    This one will be for me.
    The solution that I came up with but never tried, was to drill a toothpick sized hole all of the way through the top of the screw part and the dowel then insert a sliver of the main wood as a blocker which would remove some of the shearing force and be less difficult to achieve over a square section tenon and mortice. What do you think?

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    @Pierre I think the idea of a through dowel is a good idea but think that it would need to be a little bigger diameter than a toothpick. But it certainly is a solution and by using a different contrasting dowel would make a small feature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalboy View Post
    @Pierre I think the idea of a through dowel is a good idea but think that it would need to be a little bigger diameter than a toothpick. But it certainly is a solution and by using a different contrasting dowel would make a small feature.
    Its all a question of the shear forces involved, if the dowel is tight in the hole, then a toothpick will suffice; the grain has to go across the join. I have thumb sized pins holding in 10 metre Oak beams in my barn complete with the weight of the clay roof tiles.
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    Vert nice Derek.

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