Nuts about Walnut
Works like a dream
Though relatively hard, walnut won't put undue strain on your machinery or muscles when hand-working it. And it holds crisp details from a router bit, carving knife, or other cutting tools.
For walnut glue-ups, pick up a bottle of dark glue, such as Titebond II Dark Wood Glue (titebond.com, 800-669-4583), to minimize the appearance of joint lines.
Though walnut produces a distinct sweet smell, don't inhale too much. Walnut dust can irritate lungs and nasal passages, with some woodworkers reporting a severe allergic reaction. So use adequate dust collection and supplement it with a respirator or dust mask.
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