Feb 2017 Update


#286

Here’s some links that might be helpful.

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/question-of-the-week/wood-chips-mulch

And a general chart of toxicity of woods.
http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/wood-allergies-and-toxicity/


#287

Also a quick google of “Can I use sawdust as Mulch” has a lot of cautions.


#288

Ah yeah, it does take a bit of time to contribute positively to the soil ecosystem.

Luckily my sawdust creation has been incredibly low, since I cut maybe a 2x4 in half every few weeks. I’ll have to keep it in check with the planer.

Thanks for the heads up!


#289

Just don’t pile the mulch up against the trunk - you can girdle the tree. (Makes me absolutely furious when i see mulch piled up on trees in the medians here.)


#290

no problem. Pine should be fine, especially since it is indigenous to the US, but it just caught my eye when you mentioned using rare (exotic) woods.


#291

Oh I never even have that much. It’s a light sprinkling at best. I do most of my cutting on a bandsaw hooked to my shop vac. It’s only when I need to cut a long board in half, like a 2x4, that I even bother to schlepp all that stuff outside lol.


#292

Ahem…normal ? What IS the definition of normal ? Ahemm Ahemm


#293

Me. :relaxed:


#294

Next on my list.


#295

Aaaaannd 24 hours later…:alien:


#296

So cool. I had been thinking about one of these for a while. Wanted to get an upgrade to a helix cutter. I have an entry level Grizzly now and it works great. Just can’t get a piece thinner than 1/4". I knocked together a little sled for it, but it needs some more work to do it right and it isn’t exactly the best option.

That’s why I have been thinking about building a drum sander to get the final thickness. There are several designs out there. I have the motor and bearings. Just need a shaft and a couple days. So looking forward to what you come up with.


#297

Reviews take longer than 24 hours. :confused:


#298

Bummer.

Well, back to Inkscape. :zipper_mouth:


#299


#300

That’s how I feel too


#301

:grin:
Funniest thing I’ve heard in this Forum yet !!! Thanks for the good laugh !!!:grin::laughing:


#302

I think it is a mix of both.
However Dan & GF have been very consistent in the quantity and quality of ‘press releases’ - complaining about the same things this month as last month is not going to suddenly shift his position i feel.

Apparently


#303

My office window looks out on to the National Park that borders our back yard.
I get to watch snakes, Goanna and the occasional Wallaby or Kangaroo come by to visit… it is pretty sweet.
I even have a Kookaburra nest just 10m away from the back of my house and i get to watch the Kookaburras happily munching on the aforementioned snakes.

One thing i can tell you about the many Eucalypts on our land is that they are viciously anti-competition, their leaves and even some of their roots exude a poison to kill off any other plants trying to grow nearby. In Australia you only use Eucalypt mulch as a weed suppressor, not to help plants grow!

Anyhoo… here is a Kookaburra who likes to stop outside my office window and say g’yday. Hopefully the little fella will cheer everyone up until the next Update Post by Dan


#304

He’s very squeee! Chuckle! :smile:


#305

He is showing off here after winning a fight with another Male. Then he and his lady love popped up on a tree and sang (aka laughed) for a good 10min to show who was boss.
I wont post that one as the footage is terrible, even though the song is sweet.