Fibre, the LumberJock Way

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 2069 days ago 826 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dec. 20/08

I just have to get another LJ Sweatshirt!!

I love my sweatshirt so much that I wear it all the time around the house – I mean all the time, from morning to night. That means that when doing woodworking I get get covered with sawdust. Not a problem really, it is to be expected. But today I realized that perhaps I should have a sweatshirt for woodworking and one for the rest of my day.

Why, you ask? Well, I’m sure I have sawdust in my bread dough. Most people reading this probably don’t see a problem in that. Anyone working with wood must eat a “peck of wood” in one form or another. But, since this bread is going to a special someone’s 80’th birthday party, perhaps sawdust in the dough isn’t the best recipe.

But, such is life. Live and learn – next time I’ll at least don an apron!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

18 comments so far

View Tomcat1066's profile


942 posts in 2420 days

#1 posted 2069 days ago

sawdust in the bread sounds like a recipe for extra yumminess to me ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2446 days

#2 posted 2069 days ago

Is the apron for the shop or the kitchen? :) Actually a little sawdust in the bread probably is not so bad. I am sure it beats Metamucil and a little cherry or walnut flavoring may even help out (but let’s leave out any white paint chips).

Have fun and enjoy.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

View MsDebbieP's profile


18615 posts in 2785 days

#3 posted 2069 days ago


good point: walnut – no paint ;) Gosh, if I used painted walnut in my bread then even the LumberJocks wouldn’t like it!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

View john's profile


2293 posts in 3006 days

#4 posted 2069 days ago

Since my shop is in the house i,m sure i have eatin a few 2×4s by now . They don,t taste that bad. :D

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

View Chris Davis's profile

Chris Davis

1287 posts in 2606 days

#5 posted 2069 days ago

Everyone needs a little fiber in their diet.

-- Watch live video from our shop.

View MsDebbieP's profile


18615 posts in 2785 days

#6 posted 2069 days ago

lol that’s quite a picture, John… eating a 2×4 lol

I should put a little note on the bread for tonight: “Everyone needs a little fibre”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

View Todd A. Clippinger's profile

Todd A. Clippinger

8768 posts in 2724 days

#7 posted 2069 days ago

You should expand your LJwear wardrobe. It is appropriate for any occasion or situation.

Seems like I saw a handsome fellow modeling the line somewhere?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

View dustygirl's profile


862 posts in 2353 days

#8 posted 2069 days ago

I hear ya MsD.Sometimes I feel like Pigpen on Charlie Brown when I come up from the shop.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

View Douglas Bordner's profile

Douglas Bordner

3962 posts in 2688 days

#9 posted 2069 days ago


-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

View MsDebbieP's profile


18615 posts in 2785 days

#10 posted 2068 days ago

hmmm i think you are right Todd.. I do think I remember seeing a handsome fellow modeling the line somewhere ;)

I have lots of t-shirts but they are too chilly for this winter weather. So I need another comfy warm sweatshirt…. maybe Santa will leave me something after he eats his “maple” cookies. haha

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

View Karson's profile


34869 posts in 3025 days

#11 posted 2068 days ago

So what’s the flavor of the sawdust in the latest batch of bread?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

View Grumpy's profile


19378 posts in 2475 days

#12 posted 2067 days ago

You could always sweeten it up with some maple syrup Debbie.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

View MsDebbieP's profile


18615 posts in 2785 days

#13 posted 2065 days ago

the latest bread was POPLAR haha and yes, it was popular at the meal :)

good idea to add maple syrup!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

View lightweightladylefty's profile


2630 posts in 2337 days

#14 posted 2064 days ago


With the cost of flour rising at such a quick pace, we have found that sawdust is an economical organic substitute. Walnut works well instead of rye flour; maple is best for bleached flour; and oak or ash from the planer (sorted by gradation) are good for whole or cracked wheat replacement. If you prefer pumpernickel, you can use ebony as a substitute. We’re not fond of poplar (aspen) since it causes too stringy of a texture, except for stuffed pizza crust. If you have time to make a few extra loaves, they’ll sell like hotcakes at your local health food store. Just make sure they know it’s all natural! ;-)

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

View MsDebbieP's profile


18615 posts in 2785 days

#15 posted 2064 days ago

LWLL—brilliant! I never knew all this before!!!
my bank account thanks you! lol not so sure about my family members, but my $$$ likes the idea haha

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

showing 1 through 15 of 18 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase