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Forum topic by Cricket posted 07-30-2014 09:39 PM 1178 views 0 times favorited 31 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Cricket

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07-30-2014 09:39 PM

A comment on our LumberJocks Facebook page made me wonder, what do you do with all the sawdust you create?

I found a couple of ideas online, but I would love to hear your ideas!

How to Build and Use a Sawdust Stove
http://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/sawdust-stove-zmaz74ndzraw.aspx

10 Uses for Sawdust
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/article/0,,20163668,00.html

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 07-30-2014 09:45 PM

I have 20 bags sitting out here. I try to give it away, but I struggle getting takers.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 07-30-2014 09:48 PM

Add it to the grass clippings from my lawn to make compost, with some used for cat litter.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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distrbd

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#3 posted 07-30-2014 10:02 PM

My neighbor tells me to just put it at the curb with the regular garbage ,but in our municipality it is illegal to do so and there’s a $1000 fine if I get caught and with my luck I’ll get caught the first time I do that so I keep bags of them behind the garage to burn later with scrap wood/cutoffs.

-- Ken from Ontario

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SASmith

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#4 posted 07-30-2014 10:13 PM

I mulch with it.
I would like to do this sometime.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Cricket

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#5 posted 07-30-2014 10:27 PM

WOW!

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#6 posted 07-31-2014 12:10 AM

Cricket, Don’t try that at home!

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#7 posted 07-31-2014 12:14 AM

I’ve heard that some potters use it, but I haven’t found one yet.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#8 posted 07-31-2014 12:20 AM

I gave 3 30gal trash can bins full of alder planer shavings free on craigslist. Some people use them for compost, others for animal bedding, etc.

-- End grain is like a belly button. Yes, I know you have one. No, I don't want to see it.

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#9 posted 07-31-2014 12:36 AM

I have a small “sink-hole” about a 50 yard walk from my shop on my property where I dump it. I just dumped my 30 gal dust can a few days ago. BTW, my Dust Deputy is awesome! I highly recommend it. Similar to McDonalds, I’m luvin it. :)

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#10 posted 07-31-2014 01:14 AM

I scatter mine in the woods around my house in the woods…..Sometimes I’ll make a little round pile or two, and the deer like to bed down in it…...Also have a friend that has a couple of horses, so he makes bedding for them…..One time I found a baby fawn that the mother had given birth to a day or so before….Guess where the baby was….? On the sawdust and chip pile…...Now that’s really livin’................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Cricket

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#11 posted 07-31-2014 01:20 AM



Cricket, Don t try that at home!

- gfadvm

I’m thinking I would catch the entire state on fire if I tried that!

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#12 posted 07-31-2014 01:35 AM

Add it to the compost which gets added to the lawn.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#13 posted 07-31-2014 01:48 AM

Have a spot in the back yard, out by the fence. Into that little corner goes all the shavings and chips. And anything unlucky enough to get scooped up into the pile. Found a plane in there once. That i thought was lost.

Every now and then, i will rake it around a bit. About due to load up three garbage bags to take out there…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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doubleDD

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#14 posted 07-31-2014 02:20 AM

Spread it around the grass way in the backyard in low spots. Seems to disappear quickly.

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Rick M.

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#15 posted 07-31-2014 04:33 AM

Compost pile.

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