To find a use for the large amount of sawdust produced from wood turning sawing firewood etc, the 2 choices had was to dunp / compost it or burn it.
loose sawdust can be burned in a wood burner but can easily kill the fire and cause a lot of smoke. decide to try and compress it back into bricks that would burn better.
I researched the options of either dry compacting and the forces need where just to beyond my capabilities.
My only other option is to compress a wet mixture and use a binder such as news pulp.
I researched on youtube and instructables to see what the other people where using.
I found all the info needed but found some of the method where a bit fiddly for me as i have a few old hand injury's that make fiddly not an option. other option made small briquettes or the process was just to slow for the amount of sawdust i had lying around about 12 fertilizer bags full to be exact.
Ive done nothing new here, just added my 2 cents worth to the mix and try to improve what others have done before to inspire my own effort. Enjoy. :-)
Thanks for looking and I hope you like my idea
Step 1: the plan.
Even a little bit of wood turning creates a large amount of sawdust..
I decided to build a mould that would be easy to fill and compress but would would produce a larger brick than that I had seen, and have a press that would be faster to operate.
I was lucky that I had the chance to buy a Sealy No2 bench press a few months back and had yet to fin a job for it. I decided that I could modify the pressto use for this job and more usefull for other jobs.
I decided to use only what I had at hand. this would be a no budget build.
3/4" plywood (I do like the 3/4" plywood)
6" sewer pipe.