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    Anyone ever thought of making a wood guitar pick? Just a thought.

    I am going out to scoop up wood planings to rinse, dry, and then later soak with essential oil to stuff into sachets, and add to potpourri in general. Why buy shavings and corncob bits when we have a mountain of shavings....am also trying to think of other uses for all this stuff - someone said not to use it for mulch but I can't remember why it was not a good idea...hey how about this - glop a pile of shavings together with a little wood glue and sculpt?? ...maybe make a ball shape and spray paint it red, and make a texture-y Christmas tree ornament???

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    I think the glued shavings is already coverd by chipboard, but you have given me an idea though I may try and make a block with resin/apoxy and woodchips let it harden then try turning it, you never know it may start a trend. I'm pretty sure you can buy wooden guitar picks dont know what the best wood would be though.

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      We have so many bits out in the garden it would be nice to find a use for them eventually, I've never tried working with wood but I'd love someone to make me a fancy cat scratching post - As one of the cats has just run off with my slipper.
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        Im pretty sure if you google scratching posts you will find some pretty cool ones, the thing is with someone making one I doubt we could beat the mass produced prices. Yes you would have a unique one and have it built to your spec so if thats what you want then I'm sure I could be persuaded to have a go.

        Still thinking of what to do with shavings and sawdust, burning it is good if you have log burner i would think that covering the fire at night with sawdust would give a slow burn overnight to heat the house or the water for the morning.

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        • #5
          someone said not to use it for mulch but I can't remember why it was not a good idea...
          If it has been treated it won't rot down and you will be putting fungicide around your plants.
          If it hasn't been treated then as it rots the bacteria will take all the nitrogen from the soil, so your growing plants will be starve.

          If its clean dry and sawdust then guineapig breeders may use it as bedding.
          Shavings are more difficult - is there possibly a market for people who are smoking food? (although they would probably be picky about the type of wood you can use).

          My sister has a lot of trees that shed small twigs..... she just has a chimnea going and uses it during the day when working in the garden to sit round and drink tea before hurling herself back into the fray

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          • #6
            If they're big shavings, you can make flowers with them.

            You can laminate them with PVA to make small but seriously strong plywood shapes - maybe your guitar pick!
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            Scorch

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