The history of the Nutcracker goes back 300 years.
This Ornament was turned from maple. It is 5 3/8" tall by 1 3/4" wide. Each piece was first finished with shellac, then painted and sealed with sprayed shellac. The base is curly maple and was finished with CA glue so the shoes would easily bond with CA glue.
I make a new ornament each year, this is the ornament for 2010.