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What do you carvers do with all the sawdust?
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10397
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-05-10 2:31 pm   Permalink

I have a portable dust collector that works half well when I turn it on. I have a Shop Vac that works almost as well when I turn It on and I have a couple different brooms and bench brushes that work really when I can find them and use them. When I finally DO use something, The collected dust goes wherever the particular machine sends it. Trash bin for the brooms and brushes. dust bag for the collector and the 10 gal tub of the vac. I do clean up once in awhile when I can't find the tools I'm looking for. I Do breathe a lot of dust. I have masks that fog my glasses,,when I wear them.

i hate sawdust
I hate foggy glasses
I hate to sweep and vacuum.
The dust collector is noisy.

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Joined: Jun 13, 2004
Posts: 318
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2005-05-10 6:23 pm   Permalink

Ok what about this......

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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
Posts: 530
From: Enchanted Bay Area, CA
Posted: 2005-05-10 8:26 pm   Permalink

If you have stables nearby, they sometimes use sawdust or mix sawdust with other materials for bedding in the stalls. Or any place that keeps various animals, or has to clean up after animals, I'll spare you the scatalogical details, but one horse can go through a LOT of sawdust.
Small wildlife rehab places also need all the free materials they can get, and use sawdust for some enclosures.

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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 1576
From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2005-05-11 7:22 pm   Permalink

Pretty cool stuff here. Thanks all for contributing.
Props to Good ol' Sam, Whaine, thanatos etc. for making me laugh my arse off. I'm sending magic Mcnugget cereal dust to each of you!

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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2539
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2005-05-11 8:03 pm   Permalink

I'm carving an eight foot basswood log in
my garage right now...when i'm sanding the
dust clumps together like cotton candy...
i'm gonna put it on a stick and sell it at
the carnival this year.

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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2094
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2005-05-16 1:20 pm   Permalink

I like carvin the palm because all dust and scraps go directly to the...

green trashcans are my friend....

I'm not quite sure where the rest of the dust goes.

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Joined: Oct 31, 2003
Posts: 1527
From: L.I.
Posted: 2005-05-16 3:23 pm   Permalink

I mix my saw dust with my dog's food. It makes them regular.

Oh my God, I'm just kidding.
The laid-back NYer


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Joined: Dec 20, 2003
Posts: 159
From: Martiniland, California
Posted: 2005-05-17 09:53 am   Permalink

I am on the scroll saw every day and I also use a planner and table saw a lot and I make tons of redwood sawdust and shavings and scraps. In the winter we never are short of firewood. In the summer I mostly throw it away. Sometimes if I have nice clean shavings and dust I scatter it throughout the garden and it looks kind of cool.

I don't have a dust collection system but I always use a good 3m cartridge respirator - always. It helps a hundred percent. I really notice the difference. I used to use those cloth dusk masks but they didn't work very well. Home Depot sells respirators in the paint section. The latest mask I got at a wood working show and it is silicone and fits really good. It doesn't fog up my glasses and you can change out the cartridges when you want to. It's definitely worth it.

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Joined: Dec 24, 2004
Posts: 31
From: Kaneohe HI
Posted: 2005-05-21 04:25 am   Permalink

Inside, outside... all the same to me… I use a GOOD 2 canisters mask when sanding and simple sweep up... My feeling is it is only a tree, seed, leaves, bark or dust, all the same. I just don’t like breathing the fine dust when I have to power sand, so I use the 2 canister mask.

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