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StumpyNubs

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1239 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: humor

I vent my dust collector out to the backseat of my car and when it get’s full I drive over to my neighbor’s house and empty it out into his pool. It works for me, but what do you do with your saw dust?

Some people bag it up and leave it for the garbage man. But there MUST be more creative ways to dispose of it. What do you do?

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com


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GMman

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#1 posted 1239 days ago

Garbage man for me

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Chelios

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#2 posted 1239 days ago

smoke some ribs

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Pop

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#3 posted 1239 days ago

Dang! Stumpy you’re bizzy tonight. I use to keep weeds down in the garden & my neighborer’s lawn..

Pop

-- One who works with his hands is a laborer, his hands & head A craftsman, his hands, head & heart a artist

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rrdesigns

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#4 posted 1239 days ago

I dump it in my compost pile.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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William

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#5 posted 1239 days ago

I keep it in five gallon buckets. Several friends do mechanic work in the front of my shop. I have a big shop and also thirteen years of mechanic experience to offer, so they usually wind up at my place eventually, from oil changes to engine overhauls. I keep saying I’m going to stop it, but I always get sucked in.
Anyway, back on topic. Sawdust is better at soaking up oil, water, grease, or pretty much anything else, than any commercial floor dry I have found.
I also use a lot of it in the winter. My dog stays inside the shop in the winter. It soak up where she pees. When she craps, I throw a handfull or two of sawdust on it for a few hours and then sweep it up into a dist pan than throw it away. The sawdust not only dries it out to where it sweeps up easily, it also soaks up the odor.

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William

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#6 posted 1239 days ago

You can also make some colorful home made fireworks with saw dust and gun powder, but we won’t talk about that here.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Pop

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#7 posted 1239 days ago

William! Tell me more ! ! ! Explosives ! Yea ! Man !

Pop

-- One who works with his hands is a laborer, his hands & head A craftsman, his hands, head & heart a artist

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William

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#8 posted 1239 days ago

I know nothing about them.
That’s my story.
And I’m sticking to it.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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StumpyNubs

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#9 posted 1239 days ago

Pop- not too busy. There are three of my threads in the top five right now, but that won’t last. One thread I started several hours ago. Another I started more than a month ago and suddenly it popped up again. A third (this one) I started for the heck of it. Meanwhile I am sitting back with a glass of Southern Comfort and watching TV with the wife… life’s good.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#10 posted 1239 days ago

I take mine to Taco Bell. They pay $5.00 a bag for it. I’m pretty sure that they add it to the 38% beef in their Tacos. They prefer Bloodwood and pay a higher premium for it. With beef at $3.00 lb they save a bundle using 62% Sawdust filler. I must caution you however, last year Taco Bell had a class action suit filed against them when several customers found the Taco meat was sticky, so make sure you don’t sell them any sawdust with glue residue, because the customers all suffered from constipation – yeah it showed up as Titebond III and their body fluids just couldn’t dissolve it (being waterproof). The TV reports of affected customers being of Chinese descent was completely wrong as the customers had spent many hours on the can straining to pass a Taco, and the strained look on their faces somehow didn’t go away.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Pop

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#11 posted 1239 days ago

Stumpy, So it’s true! All you guys up there do is hunt, drink and play in the snow. Sounds great to me. I’ll be right up.

Pop

-- One who works with his hands is a laborer, his hands & head A craftsman, his hands, head & heart a artist

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#12 posted 1239 days ago

Roger, That’s a good story.

Pop

-- One who works with his hands is a laborer, his hands & head A craftsman, his hands, head & heart a artist

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StumpyNubs

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#13 posted 1239 days ago

Roger- I don’t know what Taco Bell does to their meat… but it’s DELICIOUS!

Pop- I don’t hunt, but I do kill something every chance I get. And we got another snow storm last week. It’s almost April and I’m still trudging the dogs through the snow!

Screw it, I’m having another Southern Comfort…

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#14 posted 1239 days ago

There was a grain mill in the town I grew up in and more than once, there were explosions. Both in the case of flour and sugar, if you get fine enough dust in the air and its thick enough, a spark will cause an explosion.. I don’t doubt the same could be true for fine saw dust… Maybe reverse the shopvac to blow it out heavy and hold up a torch to it?

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#15 posted 1239 days ago

Lots of good uses and wild comments…keep this site interesting. But on a more serious note, my #1 method of using sawdust and chips is to soak up old paints, stains and other “hazmat” stuff. Our recycling center has always accepted hazmat stuff as long as it is dry. I’ve told them everything I’ve soaked up with my woodworking byproduct, and they have accepted it… as long as it’s dry. I keep very clean sawdust – wood chips” in 1 area and contaminated stuff in another. The clean stuff I use in my compost pile… the other I use to dry hazmat. Whatever is surplus, I use as fire starters…

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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