I spent a quiet evening cracking pecan shells...I am using a Texas Inertia Nutcracker, which works especially well on the thin pecan shells. However, I am now having to think about vacuuming the entire house, as the nut shells flew about willy-nilly! Before I do that, however, I thought that I would draw a handful, eat a few, and post my efforts! Then, maybe make pecan-maple fudge???