my 15$ dust collecting 55 ga drum

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Blog entry by vman154 posted 03-09-2012 12:51 AM 5838 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i mad a dust dust collecting unit out of a free drum and a theft store ge wet dry vack and now i have it out side and a small roof over it and the hose run and a swicth to turn it on and off and a auto repair shop pay me 10 buck and come and pick up the saw dust and i set it on a new drum

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#1 posted 03-09-2012 01:41 AM


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#2 posted 03-09-2012 02:26 AM

That’s pretty innovative. I wish I could sell my shavings and sawdust!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 03-09-2012 03:14 AM

It all gets used and there is NO waist! And you get something back to pay the electric bill! How cool is that!
I used to give away my planer shavings to a lady that owned horses. I was glad that someone could use them!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 03-11-2012 10:46 PM

i all so found that the saw dust make grate fire starter i use a old crock pot to heat my wax so win i cut my wood blank i can just did it in and pull it out and i get a nice evan coat and set back and if you find a old bred store ask them to save you the broke trays thay well geve them to you and can stack your wood and it can air out work grate them win the wax get dirty i mix the saw dust and i pore it in a old cup cake pan and make fire starter and i ad one small bottle of alcohol gel i learn in my survival training i had that stuff take a spark rel well i got my pot pan 10 box of wax at the thift store for 10 buck

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#5 posted 03-11-2012 11:53 PM

That’s a good idea! I can remeber when they first came out with those wax logs. I cut them up into golf ball size peices an used them to start the fire in our wood and coal burning furnace when we lived in New England.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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