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Making your own pine fines

Posted by DMForcier 7 ATL (My Page) on
Mon, May 20, 13 at 17:32

Has anyone tried running "too big" pine bark through a chipper/shredder to make finer bits? I have a bunch of half bags left over from screening...

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RE: Making your own pine fines

  • Posted by esox07 4b Wisconsin (My Page) on
    Mon, May 20, 13 at 18:27

I have read where people have done that. I also have read where people put them in a "pillow case" and then ran them over several times with a car/truck to break them up some more.

RE: Making your own pine fines

Pillow case and truck works great :) (Just don't tell the wife)


RE: Making your own pine fines

  • Posted by abnorm Central Florida (My Page) on
    Tue, May 21, 13 at 20:11

Lawn mower and catcher bag.......

RE: Making your own pine fines

I did it the old fashion way. My body is still sore today. They started out as Pine bark mini nuggets but I got them to a decent size after about 12+ hours for a half of yard.

But so far they tomato plants are doing well and gona buy more for my hot peppers next week.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pine Bark Chipping

RE: Making your own pine fines

I ran three half bags though the chipper.

What a mess! A chipper is a powerful air compressor and blows the results all over the neighborhood! After the first load, I put down a 20' x 20' drop cloth under the machine and managed to catch most of the fines on the cloth and in my hair.

At any rate, after screening I got the equivalent of two more bags so saved about $8 - and not having to screen them. I guess it's a fair trade-off...

butcher, you have way too much time and blisters on your hands.


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