Re: Black walnuts
- This might help
they also have somthing for a filler for repairing wood with walnut,
and bee's wax
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
> that it was derived from walnuts. I'm not sure why it surprised me.
> 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
> in the stuff, I'd be interested. (Maybe some fixative or
> One source mentioned that black walnut trees have a toxin in them
> remains in the soil even long after they are cut down and that it is
> inimicable to some plants, particularly tomatoes, which should only
> 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!