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02-19-2020 12:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor just for fun i am being so serious right now though

Fellas, I gotta know. What is your favorite flavor of sawdust?
I don’t mean smoking for a BBQ, I’m talking about when you’re working and you accidentally get a little bit of that sweet sweet wood shaving in your mouth.

I prefer pine (no green treatment obviously)

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#1 posted 02-19-2020 12:15 PM

Hmmm… Definitely NOT Cherry or Walnut then…

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#2 posted 02-19-2020 12:23 PM

Not a big fan of any sawdust flavor. I prefer meat, potatoes and pie.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 02-19-2020 12:44 PM

Oh boy, this is so weird.

Don’t have one. Mahogany leaves a bad taste in my mouth though.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#4 posted 02-19-2020 12:45 PM


-- measure 3 times, cut once

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#5 posted 02-19-2020 12:53 PM

Probably tied western cedar and sugar pine. Neither as bitter as some of the exotics. Mesquite is a little too gamey, though i love the smell.

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#6 posted 02-19-2020 01:09 PM

Definitely NOT olivewood.

Brazilian rosewood smells heavenly, but tastes a bit too flowery.

Maybe Sapele!

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#7 posted 02-19-2020 01:45 PM

Red Cedar dust makes my mouth tingle in a very bad way. Walnut, while I’ve come to associate it positively because I use it so often, is not the most pleasant stuff, taste-wise and health-wise. I turned some cherry a short while ago and it filled the shop with a powerful cherry smell, although the taste was NOT the same. I guess I’d say Maple since it’s pretty neutral.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#8 posted 02-19-2020 01:48 PM

Though I seldom cut it as a splitting hatchet is the tool of choice; light wood from a pine stump.

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#9 posted 02-19-2020 02:11 PM

I like the smell of olive.

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#10 posted 02-19-2020 03:36 PM

as for smell it would be cedar but i love the smell of pretty much all far as taste i prefer to not eat it so i keep my mouth like gene,i prefer a good steak.this is a strange question?

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#11 posted 02-21-2020 05:22 PM

I keep my mouth shut when making sawdust/chips.


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#12 posted 02-22-2020 07:05 AM

When I forget to close my mouth:
All my saw dust usually tastes like whiskey. That’s because saw dust in mouth is nasty, and whiskey washes out the taste, while water just dilutes it. Beer is second best tasting sawdust.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#13 posted 02-22-2020 04:01 PM

Camphor wood, both smell and taste…

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#14 posted 02-22-2020 06:22 PM

Sassafras. SASSAFRAS. Oh Lord, give me SASSAFRAS!! If the aroma lasted, it would drive the species extinct. It is a plain but pleasant medium brown. For sassafras, I cast all 8 of my votes.

-- Tod, Powell Ohio

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#15 posted 02-22-2020 06:30 PM

Sassafras. SASSAFRAS. Oh Lord, give me SASSAFRAS!! If the aroma lasted, it would drive the species extinct. It is a plain but pleasant medium brown. For sassafras, I cast all 8 of my votes.

- Tod

I assume you are not aware of the toxicity of safrole, a component of the oils found in sassafras wood, especially the roots. Nasty stuff. A potential carcinogen.

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