How can going green(er) be good for the woodworker?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Sweating for Bucks Through Woodworking forum

Forum topic by pashley posted 08-15-2013 01:00 PM 941 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View pashley's profile


1044 posts in 3742 days

08-15-2013 01:00 PM

This latest blog post discusses how going green(er) can be a win-win situation for the woodworker

-- Have a blessed day!

3 replies so far

View Puzzleman's profile


417 posts in 2969 days

#1 posted 08-15-2013 04:59 PM

I have found many ways of going green.

I have someone that comes by my shop and takes all of my scrap lumber. He burns it during the winter for heat. On the sawdust front, I have many different ways of getting rid of it. I have found a steady supply of people who use it for: composting, heating purposes, turkey pen bedding and composting toilets. Just these tactics have reduce my trash bin down to the smallest size available and it doesn’t get near half filled.

I have a person who takes all of our excess cardboard and recycles it for us on his way home. Shred all paper and use it for packing paper. Use both sides of paper for printing. Use older papers used on one side when printing on only one side. All lights are fluorescent except for two. Those two have changed to LED and will continue to do so as the others go out.

-- Jim Beachler, Chief Puzzler,

View Wildwood's profile


2322 posts in 2159 days

#2 posted 08-17-2013 07:01 PM

While some ideas and policies of going green make sense, many do not. If you read the Cap & Trade bills Congress toyed with but did not pass would see had nothing to do with saving the planet.

After reading the bill on line came away feeling would do nothing more than increase peoples cost to live while increasing corporations & government revenues. Cannot find bills read back then but lot of information for and against America’s Climate Act of 2007 S.2191 and H.R 2454 American Clean Energy & Security Act of 2009 still on line.

I am not a naysayer believe we have to do more to save both our health and planet. I am grateful for successful ventures not costing us an arm and a leg. Do be wary of government, officials, scientist, and corporation needing more of your money to make the world perfect!

Educate yourself about health physics danger in woodworking and look for safer alternatives.

-- Bill

View fredj's profile


186 posts in 1842 days

#3 posted 08-18-2013 12:02 AM

I never throw wood away. If I don’t keep it and use it in something, it goes into a fire to warm the home. ” Waste not, want not” “Green” starts at home.

-- Fredj

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics