Equisetum para pulir las cañas


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¿Alguien utiliza equiseto para rebajar las cañas? ¿Que proceso de preparación lleva? Me refiero a si hay que desechar alguna parte, dejarlo secar, etc.
¿Sólo sirve Equisetum hyemale o sirve cualquier otra especie del género Equisetum?
Hago esta pregunta porque tengo entendido que está bastante extendido el uso de esta planta y que da mejores resultados que las lijas.




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Yo, de momento me apaño bastante bien con la lija y el corta cañas...
Pero no estaría de más que alguien ofreciese cualquier información sobre esto.



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Buscando en internet sobre esta planta he encontrado esto. ¿Alguien domina el inglés? :roll: :

Equisetum hyemale ………. Common Horsetail

In prehistoric days, this plant grew to tree heights, but today this native North American reaches only a few feet in height with stems 1/4 to 1/2" in diameter. From dry sand to swampy land, horsetail grass thrives in any soil type. Not particular about light conditions, this herb can be considered a living fossil. The invasive nature of this plant requires that you give it a lot of growing room.

Horsetail's unusual reed stems contain silica crystals which gives them an abrasive quality, similar to fine emery cloth. Horsetail is superb for fine sanding of wood or metal, and can even be used to file fingernails. The reeds for instruments such as the clarinet, saxophone and oboe are shaped and finished by sanding them with horsetail grass. Early cabinetmakers also used horsetail on their prized works, which gave the wood a fine finish and a patina.

The folk name for horsetail grass is "pewterwort," for it was used in cleaning and polishing pewter and other metals. Irish women discovered that sanding their famous meerschaum pipes with horsetail grass under water produced a glass-like finish.