Dust and crumbs

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Blog entry by batmanw2002 posted 10-20-2009 07:07 PM 1393 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My dust collector is filling up and was wondering what others do with all the dust and crumbs collected. Was thinking about just spreading it around in the yard. Is there any practical use for it?

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#1 posted 10-20-2009 07:34 PM

Have a read of this forum, lots of good info.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#2 posted 10-20-2009 08:02 PM

If you use any walnut, don’t put it on the yard/trees. It is not healthy for other plants.

BTW, love the avatar.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 10-20-2009 10:32 PM

thanks Alan, lots of good ideas there

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#4 posted 10-21-2009 01:29 AM

I actually made fire bombs with mine just this past weekend. I saw the idea here-

I made mine in a bon bon mold I had from when I used to make chocolates with the kids.
They are a bit smaller than the blogged ones. Put them on a square of brown shipping paper bringing all four corners together, and twist. Viola! It looks like a mini bomb. Didn’t need string they stayed by themselves. Fast and easy to make, burned for about 7 minutes, long enough to get the fire going.


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#5 posted 12-12-2010 06:31 PM

Sawdust change ph of the soil. Make soil more acid.

-- My English and my woodworking are matching skills.

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#6 posted 02-18-2012 06:10 AM

Listen and listen closely….I own a ranch style home with a finished basement and in the summer weeds grow in the basement window dwellings. Since I have been working with walnut primarily for the last year or so, I do not trash any of the walnut shavings/dust. I take the bag from my dust collectors and dump them in the window dwellings. Walnut of any type is poisonous to many, if not most other types of vegetation. When I look out of my basement windows now, all that I see is a nice even coverage of black walnut shavings. This has helped me solve a problem that has bothered me since I bought my home. The weeds and wild brush cannot grow because of the juglone in walnut. Juglone is toxic to most plants, horses and people for that matter. I am not allergic to it but it does make my nose runny…as for the weeds, well lets just say that they would rather not grow! Bottom line is that if you have a place where you’d rather not have weeds, plants or trees… Go ahead and spread some walnut dust there and see what happens. It is a natural herbicide and you can bet your bottom dollar that it WORKS!

-- A Family That Prays Together...Is A Family That Stays Together

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