Woodturning a holiday nutcracker

Laguna Tools featured YouTuber and master woodturning artist Matt Jordan turning a working holiday nutcracker. The step-by-step video shows the project from start to finish and features a variety of techniques, including turning burl wood, adding cast resin features, inlays, and coloring turned parts on the lathe.

The result is well worth the watch. There is no narration, so part of the fun is seeing the project take shape and guessing what Jordan is doing next. As one viewer commented, "Picking my jaw off the floor now. Absolutely stunning, Matt!"

Add this to your holiday watching schedule.


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William Sampson

William Sampson is a lifelong woodworker, and he has been an advocate for small-scale entrepreneurs and lean manufacturing since the 1980s. He was the editor of Fine Woodworking magazine in the early 1990s and founded WoodshopBusiness magazine, which he eventually sold and merged with CabinetMaker magazine. He helped found the Cabinet Makers Association in 1998 and was its first executive director. Today, as editorial director of Woodworking Network and FDMC magazine he has more than 20 years experience covering the professional woodworking industry. His popular "In the Shop" tool reviews and videos appear monthly in FDMC.