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post #1 of 9 Old 04-03-2012, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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I recently got a planer and have been surfacing about 250 bf of wood. I knew I was going to end up with tons of shavings, but I thought a couple of those big trash bags would be all I'd need. Well I was wrong. I seem to have created a mountain of those little curly shavings. There's bound to be a use for it. There's no way I'm the first guy to run into this problem. What do you do with a mountain of cherry and walnut shavings?
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Search here, there's already been at least one discussion of this very topic.

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I thought you lived in the woods. You should be able to find somewhere to spread them out.
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No, I don't live in the woods. I grew up near the woods, in a rice field. Now I live in a small town. I'd have way more free wood if I still lived in Basile. 'Course, then I'd still live in Basile.
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No, I don't live in the woods. I grew up near the woods, in a rice field. Now I live in a small town. I'd have way more free wood if I still lived in Basile. 'Course, then I'd still live in Basile.

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Shavings make great beds for animals...horse pens, etc. Find a kid who has a pet.
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Walnut is highly toxic to horses I believe.

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walnut is toxic to plants/flowers and animals!

Don't spread it on the ground. Keep it separated from the cherry if at all possible. I compost my oak shavings and sawdust. You really have to put a tag on the dust collector and empty it before running any walnut, then the best thing would probably be burn it or put it out for trash collection. Some trash collectors will not accept organic materials, like leafs and branches, so it depends. You may have to blend it in with the other trash secretly.... bill

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I received a batch of pine shavings and added them to my compost. Do
you know a gardener?
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