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Nutcracker cnc/waterjet

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ATTENTION: This thing does not work as good as hoped. Because of the weak point where the front part transition to the handle and the softness of aluminum the construction is not strong enough to crack nuts. I made a improved version with slight modification in the construction and using brass. You can find the Nutcracker II here.

I used the geometry of a wonderful performing nutcracker to create this layered version. The aluminum and oak parts are screwed together. While I used nuts for secure the screws on the handles, I taped threads in the aluminum parts.

This build was done on a desktop cnc-machine by Stepcraft from 7 mm oak wood using a 2 mm spiral toothed flute and 3 mm aluminum cut with a 2 mm 2-edged flute.

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Keep in mind that the stl-file is for viewing purpose only. It will not work if you print this on a fdm-printer.

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    • Nutcracker.stl

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  • Publication date: 2019-07-09 at 13:54
    Published to Thingiverse on: 2017-02-10 at 17:24


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I am using a rigid hobby cnc-machine to create useful and/or beautiful things. My main intend is the search on interesting designs that make the most out of a given material while taking short machine-time.

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