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Yep I looked at it and thought I could build that.
Why would I want to spend $50 on that when I can spend a couple hundred on tooling and material to build the one I have started.
But seriously I like the design of that one. I am working on a designing a hydraulic one also.
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Lu47Dan wrote:Jeesh guys, chill out.
Ok daddy-dan, I'm chilled now but didn't know we were even a little warm.
Just sharing what MG asked us to share ... if it's good, free, and worth it there's usually a good deal of work involved.
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The best advice I can give you is wear rubber gloves.
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I havent done it since my grandfather died , but we always went for the hickory nuts. They are real tasty , especially in a pie
he had some sort of contraption for cracking them. And mysteriously somehow there were never any hulls on em'. Must be that was what my grandmother was always doing in the back basement, which was what all the swearing was about.... Another family mystery solved!
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Alot of work to get little in return and it's all bitter . . . . isn't that the cause of most divorce ?
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Pappy's big vise from the blacksmith's shop always worked nice for cracking. No smashing or shells flying everywhere. Cracked them in the vise on a cold day and then took a bucket of 'em inside to pick them apart next to the fire. Great in fudge.