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Re: [MedievalSawdust] Re: Is charcoal a wood project?

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  • Jerry Harder
    What did you use the lye for?
    Message 1 of 6 , Feb 27, 2013
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      What did you use the lye for?

      On 2/27/2013 1:55 AM, Antonia di Lorenzo wrote:
       

      I'd reckon so. For a project that had to use the wood provided, I've gone as far as burning the wood to ash to make lye, because the wood was so full of insects and useless for anything else.

      --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, Jerry Harder wrote:
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      > By the way the DSCoo958 pic was of the haystack method of charcoal
      > making project I did this summer. That's still working with wood, right?
      > Its documented in Pyrotechnica Byrringuccio (1533-44) I think the 33
      > date is when they think it was written and 44 when published. my
      > spelling and the 2 dates may be off a "smige" but less than a decade.
      > Left the source at home.
      >


    • SCA
      Paper making, plus altering the pH of turmeric dye to change the colour from orange to red.
      Message 2 of 6 , Feb 27, 2013
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        Paper making, plus altering the pH of turmeric dye to change the colour from orange to red.





        On 27/02/2013, at 6:55 PM, Antonia di Lorenzo wrote:

         

        I'd reckon so. For a project that had to use the wood provided, I've gone as far as burning the wood to ash to make lye, because the wood was so full of insects and useless for anything else.

        --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, Jerry Harder wrote:
        >
        > By the way the DSCoo958 pic was of the haystack method of charcoal
        > making project I did this summer. That's still working with wood, right?
        > Its documented in Pyrotechnica Byrringuccio (1533-44) I think the 33
        > date is when they think it was written and 44 when published. my
        > spelling and the 2 dates may be off a "smige" but less than a decade.
        > Left the source at home.
        >


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