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  • #16
    Re: Leftovers from Walnut Brownie

    Thank you Bonnie for those nice comments. Actually, I PM'd as I put it , Master Creater of beautiful hair ornaments, for her advice on my hair fork. She so patiently and unselfishly walked me through what was needed to make my fork usable. That's why this site is soooo valuable, carvers helping carvers and wannabe carvers to be even better.

    Thanks again Keoma Queen Maker of beautiful hair adornments and other things!

    How's that Keoma?

    Wanda

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    • #17
      Re: Leftovers from Walnut Brownie

      HA! All Hail Wanda...The Maker of Peoples Days!

      6" is an awesome length. Most the ones I make for myself are about that. My hair is below my bra strap...I guess thats long,yeah? not as long as I want it!!! BUT
      Please feel free to ask anything. I love to talk wood and I LOVE to talk hair combs...my husband thanks you trust me...
      Glad you could see the sold stuff. I am super proud of those babies!
      ****it...you made me want brownies...

      youre right! I love this forum for that reason more than any other. People here encourage others to try anything! Like it? Well heres how...give it a go! So much love and support here!

      Ok...Goddess out...

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      • #18
        Re: Leftovers from Walnut Brownie

        Originally posted by wildhare View Post
        Thanks Kevin. I just hate to waste things. I may use the inside cuts from the comb for plant sticks.
        Wanda
        be cautious about using walnut for plant stakes-- there is an oil that might have a negative effect on your plants-- particularly house plants because of the small amount of soil

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        • #19
          Re: Leftovers from Walnut Brownie

          Are you saying the walnut oil might be bad for container plants? I haven't added any extra oil to those sticks yet. I may just use them for short hair sticks.
          Wanda

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          • #20
            Re: Leftovers from Walnut Brownie

            Keoma and Wanda,your hair combs are really nice.As a historical reenactor and a woodcarver,I've done a few combs that are copies of bone or antler combs that were grave finds from Iroquois villages dating to the early 1600's.I carved mine out of micarta(imitation bone).They carve just like bone and stain up to look like they are 200 years old.I'll see if I have any pics to post.

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            • #21
              Re: Leftovers from Walnut Brownie

              its the natural oils in the walnut that may harm your container plants-- i know that the tree puts a toxin in the soil to prevent many plants from growing. i dont know how long that toxin is viable-- but i wouldnt chance it-- have fun carving the hair sticks.

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              • #22
                Re: Leftovers from Walnut Brownie

                Chuck, Is it going to be safe to eat from a walnut spoon?
                Wanda

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                • #23
                  Re: Leftovers from Walnut Brownie

                  as far as i know -- yes-- id finish it with a food grade oil-- dont put in the dish washer-- that dries them out and splits the wood-- i dont think the ( and maybe i shouldnt have used the word toxin, but its what i use in agriculture) oil is harmful to humans tho the dust is hard to breathe and im sure the toxin is part of that-- to use a walnut spoon to sample or mix something -- i dont think is a problem-- but im not an expert in this field. its my opinion.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Leftovers from Walnut Brownie

                    Shore shore you can eat fromm Walnut spoons...just don't breath the **** dust!!!! TRUST ME!
                    Walnut Trees are actually symbolic for death and other such negatives according to the Ohgam Celtic Tree Calendar. Its because the tree does have such acid in it that NOTHING lives under a Walnut tree and it spoils the soil a ways around it.
                    I do Know how big the size of your walnut scraps are and I bet they would be ok as your plant stakes...but chuck is right...better safe than sorry

                    One thing

                    I save all my inners and use them as pegs. I drill various size small holes, glue and peg them with varying contrasts of wood. Like...A Maple comb...dotted with Little Walnut bits...its super fun! Walnut and maple make great Eyeballs

                    Loves!

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                    • #25
                      Re: Leftovers from Walnut Brownie

                      Dhjrcarver, I am sorry I missed your post. I would love to see your combs. Where do you get the micarta?

                      Chuck and Keoma, thanks for your insight.

                      Keoma, my husband made me a carving unit with 2 filters that sucks the sanding dust down away from me and into the filters. Once a week or so I vaccuum the first filter into a wet dry vac. It sure keeps my shop cleaner.

                      Wanda

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                      • #26
                        Re: Leftovers from Walnut Brownie

                        now THATS a good idea! A clean shope?! I would not know what to do with myself!

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                        • #27
                          Re: Leftovers from Walnut Brownie

                          Okay, I am wrong. I vaccuumed out the filter and he did too so I guess I have to clean it out twice a week! But I have made 8 hair forks and two sets of hair sticks from Teak wood. And yes, I am wearing a mask too. (3M NOSH 95)

                          I posted pics under turn a boat into hair forks.

                          Wanda

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