planer shavings

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Blog entry by Marius posted 06-14-2010 03:41 PM 1751 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i went to the exebition grounds where some CITY dwellers keep their horses and asked if they wanted soon as i said FREE heck ya was the response , I just ask that they hold on to the BIG HEAVY DUTY black bags so i can refill them ( if they dont recycle them they will be crossed off the list… is that too much to ask? I deliver the stuff…. )

-- Marius PG_BC_CA

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#1 posted 06-14-2010 04:13 PM


Great idea. Everyone wins! We have a closed loop sytem here at the ranch. Save planer shavings and use in horse trailer when we go somewhere.

Thanks for sharing!


-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#2 posted 06-14-2010 05:12 PM

Dont mix in wanut it is toxic to horses.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#3 posted 06-14-2010 07:52 PM

And you deliver as well! Mine goes to a local pig farmer. He supplies his own bags and collects.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Dan Lyke

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#4 posted 06-14-2010 07:55 PM

And if you’ve got a garden (and you’re not using too much walnut, as previously mentioned, or exotic South American hardwoods, or formaldehyde laden composites) then they’ll also be overjoyed if you take that sawdust back after it’s had a chance to compost for a year or so in their output pile.

My sister’s got a horse farm, and she’s constantly looking for both good sources of shavings and sawdust, and people who want free fertilizer!

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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Dennis Mikulski

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#5 posted 06-14-2010 09:13 PM

when I had my horse I found a cabent shop and they gave me all the shavings I could use. Now I found a farm that would use all the shavings I can give then.

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#6 posted 06-14-2010 10:18 PM

I don’t know why I never thought of this…. My dad has 5 horses and our cabinet shop is just a few miles down the road..

Sounds like a great deal for the “CITY dwellers”!

-- Chris Adkins,

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#7 posted 06-14-2010 10:50 PM

I agree with Chuck. The shop I once worked gave away the shavings to horse owners. But any time we worked walnut, we emptied the bags. We were told that walnut was toxic to horses.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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Kent Shepherd

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#8 posted 06-14-2010 11:43 PM

All our shavings go to horse stables. We fill up a tailer 5’ x 8’ x 6’ about once a week.
They haul it off, and it costs neither of us anything. A win-win situation.


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