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by Anthony Appleyard
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Origin of "Juglans" (Latin word and Linnaean name for walnut)
Replies: 0
Views: 1105

Origin of "Juglans" (Latin word and Linnaean name for walnut)

Books tend to say that "Juglans" (Latin word and Linnaeus's genus name for walnut) came from Latin "Jovis glans" = "Jupiter's nut". It seems more likely to me that the reason is this: A completely intact walnut kernel when still inside its shell is made of two parts joined by a narrow neck. Someone ...
by Anthony Appleyard
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: European walnut and black walnut
Replies: 0
Views: 1080

European walnut and black walnut

About European walnut (EW, Juglans regia ) and American black walnut (ABW, Juglans nigra ): I have seen Youtube videos (including https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTnqm16r1Vg by Iron & Oak Sawmill) about slabbing an EW tree trunk, with a USA accent and thus likely made in the USA. Are there EW trees ...
by Anthony Appleyard
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Walnut wood
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

Re: Walnut wood

I once saw on a Youtube video someone making furniture out of ABW, and he made a piece out of parallel strips with sapwood on, making a deliberate striped effect.
by Anthony Appleyard
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Walnut wood availability in Britain compared to in USA?
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: Walnut wood availability in Britain compared to in USA?

Walnut is much more plentiful in the US and also a lot cheaper. When returning from a holiday in New England, many years ago, I actually brought some walnut back home That is likely because a good population of wild walnut trees persisted through the Ice Ages in North America but not in Europe. In ...
by Anthony Appleyard
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Walnut wood availability in Britain compared to in USA?
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: Walnut wood availability in Britain compared to in USA?

I have called these two Google searches: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=walnut+timber+price+in+britain https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=walnut+timber+price+in+USA How much walnut wood is ferried across the Atlantic Ocean? Perhaps one thing helping to preserve wa...
by Anthony Appleyard
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Walnut wood availability in Britain compared to in USA?
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Walnut wood availability in Britain compared to in USA?

What is walnut wood availability and price in Britain compared to in USA? I get the impression that walnut occurs in the wild now in the USA because due to the shape of the land (tapering to the south): as the Ice Ages came and went, many tree species in the USA could easily retreat south into Flori...
by Anthony Appleyard
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Walnut wood
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

Walnut wood

Is there any appreciable difference in appearance between carpentry made from the English walnut https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juglans_regia#Wood and carpentry made from the American black walnut https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juglans_nigra#Wood ?
by Anthony Appleyard
Sat May 02, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Chess pieces
Replies: 0
Views: 2279

Chess pieces

I have watched many of Matthew Cremona's Youtube videos about making walnut furniture. As I play chess, the idea struck me: Would it be practicable for someone with a big store of walnut offcuts to make a set of chess pieces all of walnut, with sapwood for the white pieces and heartwood for the blac...
by Anthony Appleyard
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Walnut
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

Re: Walnut

When a walnut tree is felled, or blown down by wind, how likely is it to be used for the purposes that walnut wood is known for? Not always, because I saw a Youtube video that said that someone had found two goods pallets made of walnut wood.
by Anthony Appleyard
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Walnut
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

Re: Walnut

He says that in walnut carpentry, to stick the pieces together, he always uses walnut-tinted epoxy resin, not traditional glue. That is because epoxy is slow to set and that gives plenty of time to re-adjust positions of parts.
by Anthony Appleyard
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Walnut
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

Re: Walnut

See for example https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Matthew+Cremona+walnut for Youtube videos about making walnut furniture. He described a case where he had a thin piece of walnut and sliced it and left the sapwood on it and and glued the slices together to make a striped panel with the sa...
by Anthony Appleyard
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Walnut
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

Re: Walnut

After watching videos about uses of walnut wood, I get the impression that: Some only use wood with clean grain, and reject much wood. Some (such as a particular Youtube contributor) like crotch figure and can accept sapwood, when making walnut furniture including for his household, and thus seem to...
by Anthony Appleyard
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Removing beeswax
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Removing beeswax

Watching some of the "catching stray honeybee nests" beekeeping videos on Youtube will show examples of the wax marks left on wood where bees have made and attached wax honeycomb and a beekeeper has removed it. How can such wax marks be removed?
by Anthony Appleyard
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Walnut
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

Walnut

I have watched with interest various Youtube videos about woodworking, including by one Youtube contributor who has made several furniture items from all or partly walnut, all or some apparently for his own household's use. Here the walnut was likeliest American black walnut ( Juglans nigra ). One o...