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PostSubject: Walnut Stain   October 18th 2015, 12:01 pm

I have a 60 gallon bucket of fresh picked walnuts and was wondering if someone has the formula for making walnut stain to use on rifle stocks.  Would appreciate any help.  Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Walnut Stain   October 18th 2015, 1:05 pm

Welcome to the forum!

I'll see if I can find some recipes and get back to you. I surely would be interested in drying some for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Walnut Stain   October 18th 2015, 1:23 pm

My daughter had a school project on natural dyes. Black walnut hulls turn everything (including your fingers) a very dark brown/black. The dyes that simulate the color of wood taken from a walnut tree are most likely artificial. Most of the "walnut" rifle stocks, paneling, etc. are imported from Europe or use trees that come from Europe or the Middle East originally like 'English" or 'Circassian' walnut.

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PostSubject: Re: Walnut Stain   October 18th 2015, 2:56 pm

LOL know all about the "colored fingers" we shucked em most every year in MI but I was too young to even realize what we were doing, thanks for the input.
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PostSubject: Re: Walnut Stain   October 18th 2015, 3:02 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Walnut Stain   October 18th 2015, 6:25 pm

Using alcohol to extract the colors worked better for my daughter than using water especially on goldenrod for yellow and sumac berries for pink-red. The walnut hulls stained regardless of what was used as a solvent.

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PostSubject: Re: Walnut Stain   October 18th 2015, 6:28 pm

It also works great as trap dye.

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PostSubject: Re: Walnut Stain   October 24th 2015, 1:03 am

Hey everyone I sure appreciate the help.  Going to MI next week to work on guns and this is a big help.  Also deer season opens the 15th.  Thanks
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