|Forum topic by dbhost||posted 09-17-2009 10:09 PM||1546 views||0 times favorited||24 replies|
09-17-2009 10:09 PM
Now I know this might sound like a pretty silly question, but what do you do with your collected sawdust? Particularly the fines…
I have been beating the tar out of, uh I mean using my planer a LOT this last week, and have generated about 60 gallons of Cedar shavings, and dust. The ultra fines that get past the separator and into the lower bag aren’t much to speak of right now, BUT they will add up in the long run…
The stuff that gets in the dust bin, at least with Cedar, well the dust bin gets taken outside, and emptied into the flower beds with the larger chunks of mulch. The shavings and dust gets mixed and watered in to keep flyaway dust to minimum…
The woods I frequently work with so far are SYP (treated and untreated), Cedar, Red Oak, White Oak, Pecan, Mesquite , and Birch, and beech. I am trying to source some Black Walnut, and the various species of Maple (not exactly common in Texas).
I have heard Walnut is poisonous to flowerbeds so I want to make sure I don’t have the dust from that, or PT pine in the mix for the flowerbeds. But what else can I do with this stuff other than burn it, or put it in a landfill?
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