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#1 bbs

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 09:41

If anyone wants to make their own ink, someone near me just Freegled a load of oak galls, newly harvested and free if insects, they said. Could put you in touch.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 22:45

Hi there,

 

Actually I have been wanting to do this for some time! I'm in Canada, would that be an issue?



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 03:19

If anyone wants to make their own ink, someone near me just Freegled a load of oak galls, newly harvested and free if insects, they said. Could put you in touch.

 

 Hiya!

 

 I am somewhat interested...

 

 But I'd like more details...

 

 Thanks! Al.


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:03

Hi, both - I have just contacted the person who is offering them. I'm happy to post some to you, providing they are not prohibited from the international mail! Will contact you again once I am able to get hold of them.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 23:16

 Take your time!

 

 Thanks! Al.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 13:35

Thanks bbs for your generous offer. I live in a part of Texas that has a gracious plenty of oak galls. Would someone kindly post, or re-post, the gall ink recipe? 


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#7 AL01

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 18:16

 I live in Texas as well. So is the Ink Gall thing all around, or is restricted to a certain area of Texas??

 

 (You can PM me if you think that's appropriate.)


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 18:37

There seem to be as many kinds of galls as there are oak trees. I live in Houston surrounded by (mostly) live oaks. Our sidewalks are littered with gall balls right now.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 19:31

 Huh. I am in the suburbs of Houston....

 

 I outta look around.


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 01:36

Hi Wayfarer and Al - I've got the oak galls now, and if you could PM me your addresses I'll send you some. Probably won't be able to get to the post office till Monday now though.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 00:00

Expect a PM Sunday...

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 00:44

This sounds interesting, and defo interested in making my own ink if the process is DIYable at home. I'm in the UK, can I get a bit more information?



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 10:45

This looks like a fairly simple method. There is also an iron gall ink website, and searches on FPN will reveal Isaac Newton and Jane Austen's recipes - the latter involves beer!

http://www.instructa...-Iron-Gall-Ink/






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