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Project by Time2beupinAZ posted 05-31-2015 12:09 PM 1322 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is some sawdust art. As a kid I remember doing this with sand in jars. Well now I decided to do it with all the different colors of wood I cut. I have a sawdust trap on my scroll saw and just pour the dust into the jars when I’m done with a color of wood. Last picture is of sawdust trap. Thanks for looking.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....





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gsimon

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#1 posted 05-31-2015 12:56 PM

it looks like landscape art
maybe get old an thermal pane glass and remove the seal on top, do the dust and re-seal
then you could make a frame as well :)

-- Greg Simon

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 05-31-2015 01:43 PM

This is a great idea Tim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 05-31-2015 03:45 PM

I love this Tim and I think your idea is so good that it deserves a better container. A great conversation piece and perfect for any woodworker.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 05-31-2015 03:51 PM

Looks like a miniaturized version of the plastic bag on the bottom of my dust collector. Wonder if you could market them as dual purpose as art first and a fire starter second?

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#5 posted 05-31-2015 03:55 PM

Cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 05-31-2015 04:42 PM

I usually just use the sawdust to mix with glue for filling cracks. Great idea. Let me expand on it – sawdust “paintings” similar to Native American or Tibetan Sand Paintings – using different colors and textures of sawdust to create pictures. The possibilities are endless (as is the supply of sawdust from all the projects we make). Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#7 posted 05-31-2015 07:40 PM

I have just completed the work on my second book , 100 woods of the world 1st edition. i wish i saw your blog before to take photos,it was incredable wat ended up in the dustbag in layers.thanks for sharing

-- Johan, South Africa, www.knysnawoodworkers.co.za

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#8 posted 05-31-2015 08:06 PM

Kewl

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 06-01-2015 05:20 PM

So neat!

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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#10 posted 06-02-2015 04:12 PM

Interesting use of a waste product.
Now I’m wondering if a resin could be added to make the saw dust solid enough to turn on a lathe?

-- Les B, Oregon

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#11 posted 06-02-2015 04:30 PM

A carpenter ant farm!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#12 posted 06-05-2015 07:17 AM

There are a lot of beautiful, gorgeous and stunning projects on LJs … but this is the first one that I truly believe I could not just accomplish, but also master!

-- May the good Lord help me if I ever actually have a shop, garage or basement.

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