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How many of you save your swarf for project accents and repairs...

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I keep all my teak swarf for repairs on the boat...and about a cup of the latest cuts for around the house (like wood putty)...mix it with glue or epoxy, depending...

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I keep a dozen or so plastic nickel coin containers with as many various kinds of sawdust. 2 or 3 of red oak and cherry alone... I find that I have more luck with the heavier sawdust than I do with the powdery dust....always attempt to put together a tube of the wood I"m using at the time of a project...
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I keep a dozen or so plastic nickel coin containers with as many various kinds of sawdust. 2 or 3 of red oak and cherry alone... I find that I have more luck with the heavier sawdust than I do with the powdery dust....always attempt to put together a tube of the wood I"m using at the time of a project...
I keep multiple grades in a variety of species in 4oz jars...

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I keep mine in large size baby food jars, and mix with glue for repairs.
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Most of mine ends up on the driveway to keep the mud at bay.
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Cat litter. I can burn it later instead of dumping it.

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FWIW...

In woodworking, Swarf as I know it, is/are pieces of very fine to ultra fine (dust) wood, or plastic that are the debris or waste resulting from machining, woodworking, or similar subtractive (material-removing aka sanding) manufacturing processes.....

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In woodworking, Swarf as I know it, is/are pieces of very fine to ultra fine (dust) wood, or plastic that are the debris or waste resulting from machining, woodworking, or similar subtractive (material-removing aka sanding) manufacturing processes.....
Understand that Stick. I don't seem to have any need to use swarf for the purposes suggested. Any dust, be it large or small, ends up outside.

Even when I was building cedarstrip canoes, which left large volumes of very fine dust, I didn't feel the need to keep or use any of it for mixing filler. Something that we may forget is that swarf from sanding may also include some of the abrasive particles from the sandpaper.

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Something that we may forget is that swarf from sanding may also include some of the abrasive particles from the sandpaper.
which is ingrained into what you are sanding anyways...

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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