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    What Do You Do With Your Sawdust?

    This is an interesting if hazadous solution. Check out this youtube video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVLNoYkuC4s&NR=1

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    This was duplicated on Mythbusters a while back. Of course, the supersized it. Quite a fireworks show!
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    That could get the attention of the neighborhood watch!

    Seen that episode too Rennie Didn't they use some flour for one of the shots too? Sure made a BIG boom
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    a dumb and dangerous idea. mythbusters didn't use enough air pressure, and the sawdust was on it's was back down when it ignited. still, a dumb and dangerous idea...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Royall Clark View Post
    That could get the attention of the neighborhood watch!

    Seen that episode too Rennie Didn't they use some flour for one of the shots too? Sure made a BIG boom
    I believe you're right - baking flour?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    a dumb and dangerous idea. mythbusters didn't use enough air pressure, and the sawdust was on it's was back down when it ignited. still, a dumb and dangerous idea...
    Well, I never said it was smart.
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    Talk about Air Polution! And, yes, too dangerous for me.

    I have a hole in my back yard from a willow tree that fell down. I have been filling it for three years and it can still take more.

    At one time, I thought about mixing some with glue and filling a coffee can and turning the result. Haven't done it yet.

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    Anyone got pdf plans?

    I think I need to conserve all the dust I'm generating to fill the plethora of brad-holes I'm making - Trigger Happy!

    Seriously - as this is Family woodworking, kids - dont try this at home

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    I really hate to give a serious answer to this. However, being who I am, I will. My sawdust goes into the green waste recycle bin which is picked up weekly by the City of Oceanside. They then take it to an area and turn it, along with leaves, weeds, etc., into compost.

    The compost is free to Oceanside residents. Just take your truck, trailer, bucket, or whatever and load up for free.

    That is a much more boring (and safer) way to do it.

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    I'm with you Jim.

    We put our sawdust on our strawberries to help them over the winter. Unfortunately it only took one 50 mph wind day to send it all over the desert. However, I still feel that is like recycling, just to places I wasn't planning on

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    I do the same as Jim...green bin:

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