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This miniature mitre saw makes a perfect centrepiece for any dining table. The circular blade is about two inches in diameter and can be manipulated via the top handle. The target nut is placed in the jaws of a tiny clamp, which can be rotated like a roasting spit.
Like its bigger counterpart, the
Mitre Saw Nut Cracker has a blade guard and a laser guide. It also has a dust extraction system* which is powered, along with the main blade, by batteries concealed in the base.
The cut is thin enough to efficiently halve any nut, however, the intended application is repeatable extraction of undamaged, whole walnut kernels.
*Depending on the occasion, you may wish to 'accidentally' leave this turned off and shower whoever is sitting opposite you with walnut swarf.
To produce this illustration I commissioned the carving of a 9-inch walnut [mitxela, Nov 25 2015]
non precision version! (by contrast) [xenzag, Nov 25 2015]
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||I want to try sawing through a nut shell now with the saw blade cutting wheel on my Dremel
||Incidentally, traditional nutcrackers aren't very good at
their job, well, you can crack the nut, but the point is to get
at the nice bit inside, not create a situation where crazy-
aunt-Jean's dog has a scary shard of shell embedded in his
paw. No, get mole grips (UK)/curved jaw locking pliers (US)
set the distance to "tasty bit diameter" and heave away,
secure in the knowledge that the jaws will stop before
destroying the interior.
||That, [bs], is one of the most brilliant ideas I have
||This idea does not actually crack the nut. Therefore it should not be referred to as a nutcracker.
||I MEAN THE INVENTION DESCRIBED IN THIS IDEA
||In the "Systematic Inventive Thought" method, the study of
opening hazelnuts used to be part of the curriculum. It turns
out that its done by pressurizing the container, and then
releasing the pressure rapidly. The shells move outwards
without damaging the nuts.
||[Max] I wouldn't say that it was BS, it actually sounded quite believable.
||[pocm] The original invention was named the Miniature Mitre Saw Walnut De-shelling Kernel Extraction Apparatus, but our marketing department insisted we went for something "snappier".
||[mitxela] I hope the mockup doesn't send anyone in hospital. The fences are way to straight