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  • the first, not crackers, were playing purely functional devices.

  • By the 15th century, European woodcarvers began crafting beautiful nutcrackers shaped like animals and people.

  • German artisans became known for their majestic nutcracker kings and soldiers.

  • Just like the one in Tchaikovsky's famous ballet, this German company is being crafting character nutcrackers since 1928.

  • Like porcelain figurines, thes Nutcrackers Cell has limited edition collectibles at hundreds of euros each.

  • People don't actually use them for their intended purpose.

  • Strange but true, but they can on do perform the job.

  • You simply manipulate a lever to open and then close the mouth to crack.

  • They're not shell on the factory floor.

  • They use a multi blade circular saw to cut all the body parts out of Lindenwood.

  • Linden is ideal because it's lightweight, easy to carve, and its color is pale enough to mimic skin.

  • These blocks are on their way to becoming nutcracker torsos.

  • First they go through a plainer.

  • It trims the four sides of each block, forming an octagonal shape from square toe walked agonal on next around.

  • But first, workers use a circular sword to cut the blocks into torso length pieces.

  • Conveyor feeds the pieces one by one into an automatic multi station Leif first station rounds out.

  • The optical, then forms the basic torso shape.

  • The second station finalizes the shape in the next four stations, sandalwood smooth so that the wood stain they'll apply later on will penetrate well unevenly.

  • Then the torsos gold three at a time into a vertical round.

  • It cuts a notch in each one for the lever that opens and closes the not crack his mouth.

  • Next stop is a drilling machine, which simultaneously drills all the holes required to attach the body parts as well as the levers.

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  • Now they dress the torso in a coat, which then create by simply staining the wood.

  • A darker color wants the stain dries.

  • They spray on two coats of semi gloss locker.

  • Every nutcracker stands on a wooden base under which they burn the company's logo.

  • It's a mark of authenticity for the collectors.

  • The automatic lave also shapes the other body parts, including the head workers attach your nose, then, using a router, cut holes for the ice.

  • Then they lightly spray on a touch of red paint to simulate a sun kissed nose and rosy cheeks.

  • Then, with a steady hand, they paint the whites of the eyes and the eyebrows.

  • Once the paint dries, they apply some glue to the center of each eye, then a fix, an Irish and a pupil made of enamel tin.

  • Now they aligned the head with the torso and screw the parts together.

  • After decorating the coat with buttons and a buckle, they glue a strip of rabbit fur hair to the head, a rabbit for beard to camouflage the notch for the lever.

  • Then they mount the torso onto the legs, which were painted on boots and stand on the base thin.

  • This Nutcracker percussionist gets his drum along with arms on drumsticks.

  • Top him off with a hat made of spray painted wood.

  • Most of the nutcrackers parts joined together with wooden downs.

  • A large down running across the notch in the torso is the axle on which the lever rotates.

  • There's an extensive cast of Nutcracker characters to collect.

  • They're acting may be a bit wooden, but their delivery has real bite on.

  • If you are a collector of these, I suggest you must be nuts.

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NUTCRACKERS | How It's Made

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/29
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