Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Ferric Chloride Etch–An “Instant” Patina?

Often, outdoorsmen prefer the well-worn, unobtrusive look of oxidized steel, rather than a shiny finish. For example, bluing on firearms. Back in the old days, they sometimes called it “browning.” Basically, it is the controlled use of rust for beneficial … Continue reading

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Walnut Hull Dye

In an effort to maintain my health and get a little closer to nature, I have been experimenting with black walnut hulls, and their potential for dyeing both wood and leather. Here is an example of the result: The dye … Continue reading

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