While cleaning up the shop today, I had a bunch of time to think.
(Sweeping requires very little mental activity.) So, while shoveling
pilefuls of saw dust into a bucket, I started to wonder about uses for
Could the sawdust be glued and pressed to make particle board? It's got
irregular shapes, and it's not all the same species. Here's a get rich
slowly scheme... Drive to neighborhood shops and collect the sawdust from
them. Then make boards. I know I had at least a 1x12x3' worth of
sawdust under the saw. It only took 4 months.
About that press... Most people have something that weighs a couple tons
in their own driveway. Maybe a car could be used to run over the boards
a couple times to pack it nice and tight. (Or make a really heavy man
How about using it for fire starting? I know it won't burn well by
itself (the top layer burns, but the bottom layer gets choked out.) A
little sawdust, some alcohol, and some pressure, and you've got a free
fire starter right?
Well at least it's something to think about next time you're sweeping up
Happy sawdust making,
"The potential difference between the top and bottom of a tree is the
reason why all trees have to be grounded..." -- Bored Borg on
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