Author Topic: How to build your own 9' Nutcrackers.  (Read 3588 times)

Offline smeighan

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How to build your own 9' Nutcrackers.
« on: August 28, 2014, 02:14:40 PM »
I am posting this so people can find the web page describing building your own 9' Nutcrackers.

http://meighan.net/build_your_own_nutcrackers/

We first built these December 2011. My 11yo sons helped build them.


The nutcrackers help me see how fast the boys are growing
Sean
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Re: How to build your own 9' Nutcrackers.
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2014, 06:53:25 PM »
My dad built one last year for me....it's simply awesome! I lost some pin striping during the crazy ice storm we had, but over all it has held up. Looking forward to November when I get to put him back outside.  Just wish I had 12' ceilings in the garage and didn't have to break him down into two parts....i'm thinking for halloween maybe i put a big white blanket over his head and dress him up as a ghost. ok...I won't be doing that :)
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Re: How to build your own 9' Nutcrackers.
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2014, 09:11:29 PM »
when i built these originally in 2011, my boys and i kept my wife out of the grarage for 3 weeks. we then did the big reveal. when she saw them she just sat down and said she needed a glass of vodka.

The next morning i was driving the boys to school. we went out the front door. when i came home, i pressed open on the garage. the garage door is 8' high, the nutcracker 9'. As i watched the door pushed both nutcrackers over onto their faces. the only issue was the noses got bent. so i did a rhinoplasty and removed them and put in new noses.

they are pretty tough. This will be the 4th christmas for them.

sean

 

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