I wonder if many still collect and shell walnuts for their personal consumption. I doubt it. It is a lot of work. I can remember my father doing it, and trying various methods to ease the effort. He tried running over them with a car to break off the outer husk and crack the shells. He also tried using an antique corn sheller. I don’t think he ever found an easy way to do it. I also remember his hands getting stained during the process of shelling and extracting the meat of the nut. It was a lot of work to get a pound of the nut kernels.