10 Ideas of what to do with Sawdust

This video is quite funny. I have no idea why it became so popular on YouTube! I just wanted to give you a few ideas of what you can use sawdust for… so here are 10 ideas of what to do with sawdust.

You’re probably best watching the video:

What To Do With Sawdust [17]

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What To Do With Sawdust

So here’s my little list of a few things you can do with sawdust:

  1. Paint Brush Clean-Up
  2. Mopping Up Spills
  3. Drying Your Hands
  4. Wax Firelighters
  5. Cleaning Wax Off Pans
  6. Compost
  7. Filling Holes & Gaps in Wood (mixed with wood glue / PVA)
  8. Mixed With 2-part Filler (bad idea)
  9. Glup-up Anti-Slip
  10. Wood Glue Clean-uo

Extra Ideas Of What You Can Use Sawdust For!

There have been some awesome extra ideas in the YouTube comments of what sawdust can be used for. Please note these are NOT my ideas and I take no responsibility for what people have suggested here.

  • Flocking For Train & Miniature Models
  • Cat Litter
  • Dry Composting Loos
  • On Interlocking Driveway Blocks to Create Moss
  • For Mopping Up Vomit
  • Steam Engine Spark Show
  • Fake Bacon
  • Putting In Car Differentials Prior to Auction
  • Low Abrasive Grit for Sandblasting
  • McDonalds Buns
  • IKEA Furniture
  • Horse Bedding
  • Sausages
  • Smoke It

Obviously most of the above are jokes. If you can’t take a bit of a laugh please visit a different web site.

Entertaining YouTube Comments

While I’m at it, here’s some of the more entertaining comments I’ve received:

Useless tips, I generate 200 tonnes of sawdust per second!
My list wasn’t really intended as a comprehensive guide for what to do with all the spare sawdust in the world. It’s just a few ideas of how you can use some of it… not necessarily ALL of it… ever.

Sawdust is dangerous!
Life is dangerous.

If you use it to dry your hands you’ll end up with dusty hands!
Correct. At least they’ll not be wet though. Nothing worse than wet dusty hands.

Don’t sweep up sawdust as you might breathe it in!
I would also take special care that you don’t accidentally inhale your sweeping brush.

If your trying to clean your paint brush then maybe have clean water!
If you’re trying to write a sentence… oh it doesn’t matter. It was white spirits by the way.

Sawdust is a terrible idea for making compost due to cellulose breakdown blah blah boring blah…
Noted. No natural products on compost heaps. Only plastic from now on.

Sawdust from treated wood on your BBQ will kill you!
Pretty sure it won’t.

I was going to say hairdryer
Don’t put sawdust in a hairdryer!

Andy Mac

Andy runs a busy little bespoke joinery business making everything from custom made furniture through to commercial display systems. He's been self employed most of his life, runs various YouTube channels and is co-host of the UK's first commercial joinery podcast.
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