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12-06-2013 08:21 PM

James P. — http://jp29.org/wwfoldingrules.htm – Folding Boxwood & Steel Rules


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#1 posted 12-06-2013 10:09 PM

The shipping would kill me though James :o)

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#2 posted 12-06-2013 10:11 PM

For guys making dead blow mallets, a handful of sawdust mixed with the lead pellets will keep them quiet.

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#3 posted 12-06-2013 11:20 PM

When I was working in a shop. We used to use planer shavings to absorb spills. We exchanged 55gal drums empty for full. Had to quit planer went out of business and to much of a fire hazard with cutting torches around.

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#4 posted 12-07-2013 12:33 AM

Being a person who smelts bullets for reloading mixing sawdust with perafin wax (50/50) mix is a great way to flux impurities out of molten lead. List it in a gun forum or check some gun clubs around where you live. If they don’t use it for smelting it could also be used for a bench rest.

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#5 posted 12-07-2013 03:21 AM

Maybe I’m a little dense, but how does the drying, cleaning, and polishing metal part happen?

Thanks for the tip rick. Sawdust won’t rust the lead obviously like it does tool’s steel. Inside a mallet it’s probably not going to absorb moisture either way though.

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#6 posted 12-07-2013 09:27 AM

Dig a hole in the ground with my backhoe, dump it in, add diesel, pitch a match to it.

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#7 posted 12-07-2013 12:39 PM

A mechanic shop in town took some off my hands. I assume they use it on the floor to control oil spills. I know that if used ahead of a push broom, it’ll scrub a dry concrete floor pretty clean.
I give a lot of mine to some organic gardeners in the area. No idea what they use it for. Granola?
Wife won’t let it near her plants and we don’t use it in the garden. It’s mostly Maple, Oak and Walnut.
The walnut will keep the weeds down along the fence rows.

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#8 posted 12-07-2013 01:05 PM

Somebody near me must have seen that ad.

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#9 posted 12-07-2013 03:35 PM

The shop I work at sells shavings (not dust) to horse farms for bedding and such. Do NOT give them walnut…it’s toxic to the horses.

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#10 posted 12-07-2013 04:08 PM

Back when we were in business all of our shavings, sawdust, and wood scraps were hauled off by one company. It was a considerable number of loads but we didn’t get a lot for it but at least we didn’t have to mess with it.

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#11 posted 12-07-2013 05:21 PM

In the midwest we have large complexes that raise thousands of hogs for market. When these animals die while at these complexes their bodies are placed in really huge piles of sawdust in a bunker similar to a walk out basement. After a short period of time the remains of these hogs deteriorate in the damp pile of sawdust. The only thing left of these hogs is their teeth – for some reason they do not decompose as the rest of their bodies. I have had several companies donate their sawdust to these facilities. A full pickup truck load of saw dust doesn’t even make a 1/2 percent increase in these stockpiles.

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#12 posted 12-07-2013 06:24 PM

” After a short period of time the remains of these hogs deteriorate in the damp pile of sawdust.”
I bet living downwind of this place is an experience.

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#13 posted 12-07-2013 06:28 PM

There are a lot of hog finishing operations around me, but they pay big time for that sawdust from the sawmills. Most of them have a special shed just for the disposal process, and there doesn’t seem to be an odor problem; not so if you live next to a hog farm (DAHIKT). In fact, that’s now what our state highway dept. does with road kill deer, cover them up in place with sawdust (in the winter).

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#14 posted 12-07-2013 10:49 PM

I am aware of the potential “aroma” of a hog farm as my wife’s uncle usually has 500 to a 1000 head in process at any given time.

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