Most every year, my sweet neighbors Al and Shirley, offer to bring fresh pecans to me. There is an elderly couple who they know near Siler City that have a bunch of pecan trees and they sell nuts, word-of-mouth.
This year, I got "just" 10 pounds for my Christmas baking.....of course, they are not shelled!!
So, I borrowed Al and Shirley's very neat nutcracker and got to work!
Here's a close-up view - it's cool and so simple. Whew...I've cracked alot of nuts!