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Re: Black walnuts

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  • manofpeace32
    This might help http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/21145/t/black-walnut- stain.html they also have somthing for a filler for repairing wood with walnut,
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 10, 2008
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      This might help
      http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/21145/t/black-walnut-
      stain.html
      they also have somthing for a filler for repairing wood with walnut,
      and bee's wax


      --- In pfaf@yahoogroups.com, Peter Ellis <peter.ellis@...> wrote:
      >
      > Someone mentioned these recently and in the course of doing some
      > research on Van Dyke crystals for ebonising oak furniture, I
      realised
      > that it was derived from walnuts. I'm not sure why it surprised me.
      I
      > wear rubber gloves when pickling them and walnut is a stain from
      > antiquity. I could buy the crystals, but as we've plenty of walnuts
      > here, I thought I'd see how easy it was to make. If anyone knows
      what IS
      > in the stuff, I'd be interested. (Maybe some fixative or
      preservative)
      >
      > One source mentioned that black walnut trees have a toxin in them
      that
      > remains in the soil even long after they are cut down and that it is
      > inimicable to some plants, particularly tomatoes, which should only
      be
      > planted well away from them. It also mentioned not putting walnut
      > sawdust into the compost.
      >
      > I thought I'd just share that. You probably all knew it anyway!
      >
      > Cheers
      >
      > Peter
      >
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