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Pecan Cracker
About 8 or 10 years ago my father made a pecan cracker from an old washing machine agitator motor. He removed the lever from a manual nut cracker and attached an arm that runs from the agitator to the piston on the nut cracker. Then he built a bench for it. The nut cracking mechanism itself mounts on top of the bench. The agitator spindle comes up through the top of the bench and the cracking arm attaches to the top of it. Each nut must be placed in the cracker by hand but once you get the rhythm, it goes pretty fast. (J. Clark Byram, Ill, Rt. 2, Box 183, Tallulah, La. 71282 ph 318 574-0718)

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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #5