Originally Posted by Czarcastic
Sorry if this is a taboo subject.
I tend to make a LOT of sawdust with my other hobby. So I was wondering if anyone has had any experience using their own sawdust mix in their AMNS.
I figure between the bandsaw, tablesaw, planer and lathe, I probably fill up a 30-gallon trash can every month with shavings.
Anyone else use their own? Any suggestions?
Not taboo at all, but a GREAT question!!
Planer, shaper & lathe chips won't work because they have a little "Curl" to them.
Depending on the size of the sawdust from your bandsaw, it may be too fine.
Now, sawdust from your table saw or a miter saw should be absolutely "PERFECT"!
A 5 gallon bucket goes a very long way in the AMNS, so if you have a project where you're using your table saw or miter saw, it may be in your best interest to save this sawdust. It may burn a little faster, but what the heck, It's Free! Also, keep your sawdust in a sealed bag, or it will absorb humidity from the air.
Also, keep in mind that you want to save Hickory, Alder, Cherry and possibly other hardwood sawdust. Pine and other soft woods are not recommended.
Hope This Helps!