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June in SD    Posted 10-18-2002 at 07:21:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You folks who are Lucky enough to have those nut trees. Put on your gloves, and save those Yukky shells in an old coffee can with a lid, and each time you shell those wonderful nuts, pour some linseed oil othem, just enough to cover. When you are finished with your harvest, Seal the coffee tin with duct tape and label it. After about three months pour off the oil into a clean dry quart mayonnaise jar. Seal with wax around the edge of the lid. Lable and Date it. You have just made Home made walnut or pecan stain. Price this stuff at the local hardware store. A gallon of Linseed oil doesn't cost a whole lot and has many uses. And that quart of walnut or pecan stain can sell at a yard sale or make a nice gift to a hobby furniture maker or refinisher. And a walnut shell poultice is an old remedy for scalp ringworm.

HeatherD    Posted 10-19-2002 at 23:25:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
AND really finely ground with water - into a paste - walnut shells are supposed to be great for a weekly facial.
Also, lots of people claim they're great stuffing into a sack, to be heated in the microwave for tummy-aches or other comfort.

God is so good to let us make use of everything!

BillW    Posted 10-19-2002 at 02:10:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They also use them to clean the rotors in aircraft jet engines

DeadCarp    Posted 10-18-2002 at 07:26:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good suggestion - out west they grind up heaps of walnut shells and use them in tar roadbeds. They hold up real well and help keep cars from skidding in the first rain.

JoeK    Posted 10-18-2002 at 09:31:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ground walnut shells(not husks)are also used as nonslip grit in boats.Inside bottom is painted,finely ground shells sprinkled on wet paint,then lightly painted over.Should work similarly on steps,concrete floors etc.On boats shells hold up well,and are not hard enough to abrade hull like sand or grit would.

RayP(MI)    Posted 10-18-2002 at 19:06:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Chunks of walnut shells make an excellent material to throw down under your tires for traction on ice and snow. Saved a bunch from last walnut cracking session!

Sid    Posted 10-18-2002 at 20:50:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
They at one time mixed walnut shells in rubber to recap snow treads

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