The stain is made by letting the liquid seep out of horse dung, this should according to the text give a stain that will color wood red.
The text suggested to use two buckets, one perforated placed on top of the other. The dung goes in the top bucket and the liquid/juice should go to the lower one.
I was too cheap to sacrifice a bucket, so I took a flower pot that has already got holes in it. It fits perfectly on top of a smaller bucket I had on hand.
Horse dung is fairly dry, so the text suggested that horse urine could be added on top of the dung to sort of flush the stain into the bucket below.
The collection of the dung itself is straight forward, and not difficult. I am more hesitant to try and collect the urine, it requires that I am ready at the exact moment, and there is a risk of splashing which is not necessarily a good thing..
So for now I'll see if the trick works with the dung alone. Time will tell.
I have prepared a pictorial guide if someone wishes to make the experiment themselves.
The stain manufacturers.
Setup of buckets.
This is what it is all about..
More of it..
Stage 1 is complete.