My shop #2: 3 day burn

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 11-11-2013 11:17 AM 1347 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I don’t have a lot to report. I know this weekend I burned enough scrap to have heated a house for the winter. I didn’t get it all, but I achieved 2 main objectives. Saturday night I used my work bench, as a work bench. Sunday I was able to walk all the way around my table saw. I only have 1 scrap pile left outside. It is the really big one in the log yard. Myffirewood collectors do come clean it up however. It’s odd, I called afew about my shop scraps and nobody was interested in them for firewood. Their loss. In my future shop I want a wood burning furnace. It would have to be in a separate room from the shop for insurance reasons.

Here’s the latest addition to the shop, it was a thow away item I grabbed.

I will be keeping my portable power tools in it. Approved by my shop help.

Yesterday I also started sawing the last load of Beetle kill pine. Here is one of the pink spots I mentioned earlier.

Keep making sawdust my friends and honor your veterans today.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 11-11-2013 11:34 AM

Like the power tool cabinet…..anything with wheels on it is good and the shop help approved it to boot! The pink color in the pine is really nice and I am sure you will do it justice!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 11-11-2013 12:33 PM

Really like the pine red/pink is beautiful. Great headway on your clean-up. Keep presspin on and don’t look back. You’ll be there sooner than you think. Do you have an idea of just where you’ll relocate? Eastern ND doesn’t have trees especially pines, only some planted cottonwoods for shelter belts so that’s not a choice. Ha ha! Come south my friend.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#3 posted 11-11-2013 01:09 PM

One step at a time Monte.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 11-11-2013 01:28 PM


-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#5 posted 11-11-2013 02:43 PM

Monte…You will have that new shop before you know it and the new scrap pile will begin and grow.

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#6 posted 11-11-2013 04:54 PM

You won’t know how to act after all this clean up.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#7 posted 11-11-2013 07:49 PM

Clean shops are healthy shops…LOL!

Issues of insurance and wood burning stoves. Can’t doit here in MN. Guess there have been too many carless people? Even an outbuilding for a furnace.

Had to do a gas furnace

One small step for wood hoarders!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 12-10-2013 01:36 AM

I need to do that for my shop. I’m climbing over stuff all the time – can’t even get to my workbench. I wish shipping wasn’t so ridiculous – I have a perfect place for your excess scrap. One man’s scrap is another man’s lumber :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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