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Make the most of sawdust

These dozen ways to recycle sawdust might even make you question thin-kerf blades.

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First-rate firestarters

First-rate firestarters

Pack sawdust into paper muffin cups, above, or a cardboard egg carton. Melt paraffin wax or old candles in a double boiler, pour over the sawdust and allow to cool. Slow-burning when lit, these hotcakes make great starters for a fireplace or campfire.


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Comments (10)
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phuber11 wrote:

Cedar shavings make great "stuffing" for dog beds.

8/6/2015 02:51:28 PM Report Abuse
woody14010 wrote:

The only problem with these fire starters is the wax residue left in your fireplace.

3/20/2014 09:45:12 AM Report Abuse
DaveOdekirk wrote:

I really like the dust from the planer for making fire starters. It's more like chips than dust.

2/11/2014 12:13:19 AM Report Abuse
rldad1 wrote:

Wood shavings are better than sawdust. Sawdust produces dust which can harm lungs of animals. We will not use sawdust with our horses but do use wood shavings.

2/6/2014 10:59:15 AM Report Abuse

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