GreenNutcracker RedNutcracker

Tutorial on Instructables.

With a simple pull of the lever, these decorative figures can open and close their jaws like authentic nutcrackers!

Both of these models were built in the recent weeks leading up to Christmas. The design was pretty straightforward, but two major issues were making the faces look good, and finally getting the hats right. In fact, the green nutcracker’s crown took the longest to figure out, and was finally made with hinge plates.

As mentioned in the tutorial, although these can in fact function as real nutcrackers, they’re somewhat rickety and best suited for holiday decorations.

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