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DYING - (using Black Walnuts) and waxing traps #1463672
08/19/09 09:05 PM
08/19/09 09:05 PM
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tmrschessie Offline OP
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Ok I posted the cleaning and rusting process using Vinegar...Here is the next two steps...Dying and Waxing. The dying process will be with Black Walnuts. The Waxing process is using a homemade double boiler.

Here are the traps cleaned and rusted for dying




Black Walunts gathered last fall....




Black walnuts and water in the dye pot




Traps being added to dye pot




Dyed traps



Double boiler made from a pop corn tin and a pot with traps being added





Waxed traps being taken out...




Fuzzy picture of a wsxed trap




Waxed traps drying...



Not sure why the pictures do not show them as black...but they are...lol

Hope this helps thoses who want to do it with out any hazardous chemicals.

This post goes hand in hand with the cleaning post http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1459836.html#Post1459836

Tom

Re: Dying (using Black Walnuts) and waxing traps [Re: tmrschessie] #1463706
08/19/09 09:17 PM
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thanks very much tom, i hope this is archived


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Re: Dying (using Black Walnuts) and waxing traps [Re: traphuntfish] #1463719
08/19/09 09:21 PM
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Kentucky....14y/o
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thank you!


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Re: Dying (using Black Walnuts) and waxing traps [Re: K9.Trapper] #1464149
08/20/09 08:56 AM
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Great Post!!!! Just gotta love dyeing in walnuts..!



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Re: Dying (using Black Walnuts) and waxing traps [Re: redneck_cowboy] #1464342
08/20/09 12:27 PM
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thanks. I hope this is put in the archives too.


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Re: Dying (using Black Walnuts) and waxing traps [Re: grousehunter] #1465650
08/21/09 09:49 AM
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how long do you keep each trap in the dye?

i see you only did three at time, that would take awhile using logwood,


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Re: Dying (using Black Walnuts) and waxing traps [Re: JoeyHalk] #1465653
08/21/09 09:52 AM
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I used logwood dye and it took about 24 hrs for about 2 dz. traps. I did all those traps a ounce.

Last edited by grousehunter; 08/21/09 05:15 PM.

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Re: Dying (using Black Walnuts) and waxing traps [Re: grousehunter] #1465834
08/21/09 12:03 PM
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Great post thanks


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Re: Dying (using Black Walnuts) and waxing traps [Re: ray12] #1531171
10/09/09 04:16 AM
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I leave the traps in the dye for half an hour up to a couple days if I get busy else where. Then dry throughly before waxing. Tom

P.S. I put about 12 to 15 traps in the dye pot at a time, depending on the size of traps.

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