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Zuza

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11-15-2015 11:35 AM

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tell me who else uses sawdust in their production or where sells it?


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 11-15-2015 05:34 PM

The sawmills around me sell theirs to farmers who have livestock feeding operations. Any animals that need to be culled are put in a pole barn and covered with the sawdust. Within some time the animal gets dissolved into the sawdust, which is then scooped up and scattered on the fields. Sounds gruesome, but i understand it solves a big problem the feeding operations used to have (animal disposal). that obviously takes much more than most woodworkers would generate, the farmers buy it by the truckload. I guess you could also get a pellet fuel maker and use it for that (pellets for pellet stoves).

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bonesbr549

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#2 posted 11-15-2015 09:43 PM

I give mine to a lady down the road for her horse stalls. (no walnut)

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 11-15-2015 11:35 PM

Several friends take mine and use it with cheap soap to make inexpensive pumice soap. If you have soft hands be advised it you might get a splinter more often then those of us who have rougher hands. Recently I came across two cases and a dispenser of the industrial pumice soap mechanics use for free and switched to that. The stash should last my lifetime. I do keep a 7 gal bucket of the stuff for the spills outside that crop up on occasion outside.

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MisterBill

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#4 posted 11-15-2015 11:44 PM

You can mix sawdust and wood chips with melted wax to make fire starters. You can either put the concoction in a tray and cut the hardened product into pieces or compress it into the small white paper ketchup cups that the various hamburger joints use. There are several videos on Youtube on how to make the fire starters.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 11-16-2015 12:00 AM



You can mix sawdust and wood chips with melted wax to make fire starters. You can either put the concoction in a tray and cut the hardened product into pieces or compress it into the small white paper ketchup cups that the various hamburger joints use. There are several videos on Youtube of how to make the fire starters.

- MisterBill

Good idea, I need to tell my neighbor down the street after he gets out of the hospital. Seems he decided to start the fire in his 55gal barrel full of wood and trash with ETHER. Did not work out so well for him. Rumor has it he sprayed the entire bottle into the barrel then lit a match.

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Ocelot

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#6 posted 11-16-2015 04:21 AM

You can mix sawdust and wood chips with melted wax to make fire starters. You can either put the concoction in a tray and cut the hardened product into pieces or compress it into the small white paper ketchup cups that the various hamburger joints use. There are several videos on Youtube of how to make the fire starters.

- MisterBill

Good idea, I need to tell my neighbor down the street after he gets out of the hospital. Seems he decided to start the fire in his 55gal barrel full of wood and trash with ETHER. Did not work out so well for him. Rumor has it he sprayed the entire bottle into the barrel then lit a match.

- woodbutcherbynight

I remember lighting some ether in high school chem lab – perhaps only 10ml in a 100ml beaker. The lab had a high ceiling, but there were scorch marks on the light fixtures. The flame was pale blue so you could hardly see it.

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HornedWoodwork

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#7 posted 11-16-2015 05:30 PM

I have mine bagged up by people that make wood pellets for stoves. I get a clean shop, they get raw materials for free, er’ybody wins!.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#8 posted 11-24-2015 05:05 AM

I remember lighting some ether in high school chem lab – perhaps only 10ml in a 100ml beaker. The lab had a high ceiling, but there were scorch marks on the light fixtures. The flame was pale blue so you could hardly see it.

- Ocelot

We had an idiot in Iraq that used Ether to try and start a diesel. Launched him 200 meters with a hard landing into a sand/gravel berm and was still on fire when I arrived. Not pretty.

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BurlyBob

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#9 posted 11-24-2015 05:06 AM

A buddy of mine uses it to flux his lead for bullet casting.

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tomsteve

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#10 posted 11-24-2015 03:27 PM

makes a great and inexpensive absorbant of oils spilled on the floor.

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