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Miter saw dust

Sawdust coming out of a miter sawDoesn't that look like a useful pile of biomass? 

Mark pointed out to me last week that our miter saw channels the sawdust (mostly) through a little tube in the back of the saw.  Presumably, the purpose is to enable you to hook the saw up to a bag or vaccuum system to keep your house from turning into a mess when using the miter saw indoors, but Mark has a plan to add a hose to the opening and channel that sawdust into a five gallon bucket.  Meanwhile, I've just been scooping it up and adding it to various mulch piles.

Mark dreams of providing so much biomass that I get sick and tired of it, a bit like parents who make their kids smoke a whole pack of cigarettes if they catch them easing into the bad habit at a young age.  I'm afraid I'm already too addicted, though, for his strategy to work.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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That does look useful! Already such tiny, quick to break down particles, too.

Too much biomass?! Phhshaw!!!

Comment by Eliza @ Appalachian Feet Fri Jan 7 10:04:20 2011
I find the idea of too much biomass pretty inconceivable too... :-)
Comment by anna Fri Jan 7 12:38:38 2011

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