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Blog entry by dustyal posted 03-19-2009 01:51 AM 1187 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was just reading the ingredient label on a box of Tylenol. I noticed it contains carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, shellac, and powdered cellulose not to mention some starch and aluminum lake blue coloring and glycol.

That got me to thinking (yeah, I know my thinking is questionable) but powdered cellulose is wood fiber, i.e. saw dust. A little shellac mixed with sawdust, some wax and glycol… the titanium dioxide is the pigment for white paint and the aluminum lake is a nice shade of blue coloring. So what I really have here is a pain reliever that does double duty as a wood finish or filler that has a tint all its own—baby blue. hmmm, any market for that?

Okay, it is just one of those evenings where things weren’t coming out quite square and I drifted off a bit…

back to making some powdered cellulose… best headache remedy devised.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#1 posted 03-19-2009 01:59 AM

LOL…................ must be nice not having anything else to do….................Thanks for the info.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 03-19-2009 02:41 AM

Yep. Amazing what is put into the things we stuff in our gullet, isn’t it?

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#3 posted 03-19-2009 03:34 AM

Amazing mark up on what could be defined as shop droppings.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#4 posted 03-19-2009 04:20 AM

Seems like you could make some in the shop after the next woodworking project!

-- Greg, CT

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#5 posted 03-20-2009 07:14 PM

Aluminum is also a nero-toxin that can cross the blood brain barrier if you happen to have some citric acid laying around, say if you down it with orange juice.


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#6 posted 03-23-2009 06:59 PM

and that’s what is made for our “health”. Fascinating.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 04-09-2009 08:34 PM

(lol) ........................................................and the side effects are?? I think I will just hang on to my headaches from now on.

-- Robin Renee'

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