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Blog entry by Pepaw posted 07-17-2007 02:32 AM 871 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Does any one have a good use for cedar shavings, they smell good, i have been machining some lumber down and have a couple of garbage bags of shavings.

-- Bob, Md



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frank

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#1 posted 07-17-2007 03:23 AM

Hi Bob;
—-I had to laugh just now when I saw this question as I also spent some time last week planing for two days on Spanish Cedar and have likewise accumulated some excess. Not sure either what to do with it, but I sure carried a smell with me for awhile.

I was thinking along the lines of using the shavings for some type of potpourri or even offering some to any craft folks in the area who do this type of work. I believe you have way more then I do, since your talking garbage bags….

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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Karson

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#2 posted 07-17-2007 04:00 AM

We emptied three trash cans full of cedar shavings last week at the toy club meeting. Going from 1+” to 3/4” can make a lot of shavings.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Bob Babcock

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#3 posted 07-17-2007 07:21 AM

Anyone with a small rodent pet. Horse stalls. I’ve also seen it sewed into small scent pillows.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#4 posted 07-17-2007 02:07 PM

what about freecycle ?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Karson

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#5 posted 07-17-2007 04:09 PM

Is that like a bicycle, except free?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 07-17-2007 04:15 PM

http://www.freecycle.org/

one of our jocks mentioned it about a month ago (or so). He had received a free plan for a sailboat or something.
It’s a pretty cool site/idea.
I’ve already gotten free lumber, free cement patio stones, and a free Buddha for my garden.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Mark A. DeCou

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#7 posted 07-17-2007 07:51 PM

I put the shavings around my trees like mulch. I cut up some of the scrap into little blocks about 2”x2” and gave to a lady that wanted the scent in her dresser drawers.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Bob Babcock

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#8 posted 07-18-2007 05:49 AM

Freecycle is an awesome resource. The idea is to give things away that you don’t need. Not junk, reasonably good stuff that for whatever reason you just don’t want. My daughter just bought her 1st house and was able to get a 1 year old dryer and a 3 year old washer. She’s gotten lots of landscaping plants as well. She has also given away a bunch of stuff that they don’t have a need for.

Craigslist is also great for giving, getting and bartering.
Here’s the Maryland listing. http://geo.craigslist.org/iso/us/md Go into the free section and post a listing.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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