Off cuts and sawdust/shavings

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Off cuts and sawdust/shavings

Postby Andys Woodshed » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:29 pm

Looking for recommendations from small commercial work shops on waste disposal of offcuts and sawdust/shavings

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Postby bdshim » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:04 pm

These are great for the money in the winter I have the smallest one they do a range of sizes http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/workshop-stove- ... iid%253A20

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Postby Andys Woodshed » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:45 pm

bdshim wrote:These are great for the money in the winter I have the smallest one they do a range of sizes http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/workshop-stove- ... iid%253A20


Unfortunately I'm not allowed to use any type of stove

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Postby nelly111s » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:55 pm

I could do with a few ideas, too. I have a woodburner though ...

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Re: Off cuts and sawdust/shavings

Postby bdshim » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:49 am

That's a shame skip then or a local farmers bonfire?

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Re: Off cuts and sawdust/shavings

Postby riclepp » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:38 am

Hi

I looking at getting a small brickett making machine, as the bricketts can be sold if not being burnt or stored. As sawdust/chipping is always a by product of what we do. I also sell the offcuts as kindling when it is cut up.

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Postby nelly111s » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:59 pm

That's interesting - let us know which machine you get and how it goes?

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Re: Off cuts and sawdust/shavings

Postby 9fingers » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:27 am

People who keep chickens and horses always seem to want sawdust I'm not producing commercial quantities but post on Freecycle when I have excess gets rid of it.
In winter months scrap wood goes for firewood easily also via Freecycle
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Postby thatsnotafestool » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:31 pm

9fingers wrote:People who keep chickens and horses always seem to want sawdust I'm not producing commercial quantities but post on Freecycle when I have excess gets rid of it.
In winter months scrap wood goes for firewood easily also via Freecycle
Bob


I think that horse owners prefer shavings to sawdust. At least that's what the local stables told me when I was producing shavings. Not sure about chickens.
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Postby 9fingers » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:42 pm

Yes you are correct Roger. The horsewhisperer likes planer shavings whereas the chickenman is happy with saw dust and or shavings.
I will not pass on anything containing MDF dust or waste from exotic woods such as Iroko in case of alergy problems.
The council get that in the bottom of the wheely bin with household waste on top. A good way to get rid of excess paint soaking and drying into the dust too.
My local council won't accept it for composting in with the garden waste for some strange reason.

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Postby thatsnotafestool » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:47 pm

LOL...it's an internet birthday. I used to take my shavings and sawdust down to the local tip and empty it into the wood container. Until they stopped me.
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