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My husband and I have been generating lots of sawdust and wood chips. I gather it all in the vacuum then empty the vacuum into my planters and the garden. Makes really good mulch and looks great.
You can use the sawdust to make 'snow'. Mix it with paint and paint it onto ornaments ect. How big are the wood chips? Could you not make them into something? Like maybe decoupage a picture on the smooth part of the wood? Hope this helps.
Hi! Just be careful when using sawdust and/or wood chips for mulch, because as they decompose, they use up nitrogen in the soil, and all plants need that. Be sure to add some nitrogen to the soil to make up for the stuff that has been lost.
Be careful when reusing sawdust and woodchips, to make sure that no stuff from pressure treated wood is mixed in with it. This type of wood is treated with an arsenic compound, and one should minimize contact with it.
use sawdust to stuff decorative pincushions for gifts at holiday time. Pins and needles won't rust.
you can fill the wells of an egg carton with sawdust and cover with wax, when wax is set you then cut apart each "egg spot" and use them to help start fires......great homemade gift idea for people who have fireplaces......
I have a small farm which include chickens. I recently started using cedar chips and found a friend who has a saw mill. he gives me his sawdust and wood chips for my chickens.
for areas that get snow..use untreated wood shavings for traction on sidewalks etc. better for the plants than using salt products.
Sawdust from your latest wood-working project can be mixed into your garden soil and will compost itself.
if you are short on stuffing and plentiful on saw dust you can stuff pillows with it. just make sure the pillow doesn't get wet
Find a forum for the "Good Eats"show on food network, or for Alton Brown, the host of the show. He did a show on smoking meat using sawdust to generate smoke.
What i do with my left over sawdust is to usally mix it with some mud and spread it over my face. It is great for making your skin fell soft. I recomend it to anyone who has dry and sensitive skin.
When you need to fill in damaged areas of wood furniture, you can use glue and sawdust as a filler. This is a page about use sawdust as cheap wood filler.
This page contains the instructions and ingredients for making a great compound to help keep dust down in your garage or workshop when sweeping. This is a page about DIY sawdust floor sweeping compound.
Slugs can easily eat lots of you plant leaves. There are many types of slug deterrents, sawdust is one all natural option. This is a page about sawdust to deter slugs.
Adding sawdust to your garden can produce some benefits. This page is about using sawdust in your garden.