Introduction: Cracking Nuts Like a Plumber

Sometimes, when I'm stressed, I need to do something crazy.

And so I start eating nuts.

Yes, I could run a marathon.

Eat a whole cow.

Invade Germany on my own.

Or just swim the Atlantic.

But I prefer eating nuts.

There's just one problem.

I'll explain.

Step 1: Additional Stress

The problem is that, when I'm stressed, I can't open those nuts correctly.

All I get is mash.

You can't believe how much additional stress thàt gives me.

Step 2: One Valve, One Washer

Today I feel better.

I managed to eat nuts without additional stress.

And so my stress level is getting down.

Wanna know?

All you need is a 40mm high pressure valve - so glad I got one laying around.

I hope the fire department has managed to stop that leak.

Whatever, get that valve and add a washer on one side to close the bottom.

That's all. Really.

Step 3: Insert Your Nuts

Drop one nut in the valve, make a 90° turn and recover what once was a nut.

Maybe it'll be crushed, but with a little bit of practice you'll be able to crack those nuts like a boss.

And not like a plumber.

Easy.

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no1plumbermelbourne (author)2016-06-17

I love this one

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Jobar007 (author)2015-07-06

Does this work on different sized nuts like hazelnuts? They would drop down into the valve, but I don't know if it would scissor the shell or miss it because they are so small.

Very cool. Thanks for sharing!

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bricobart (author)Jobar0072015-07-08

Hazel is just a bit small, but walnut should be perfect - set aside that a bigger valve would work better for them. You have to try it to believe it, but if works just perfect!

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dmwatkins (author)2015-07-05

Great Instructable! Nicely written!

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bricobart (author)dmwatkins2015-07-08

Thank you!

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discostu956 (author)2015-07-04

ingenious!! I'm impressed

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bricobart (author)discostu9562015-07-08

No need to, but thanx!

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