Sawdust

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Sawdust appears at a player's feet after asking the Sawmill operator to convert logs into planks. It currently has no use.

Its addition to the game was alluded to a day after its release in Postbag from the Hedge issue 9. When a player asked the sawmill operator how he explained the loss of weight when making planks, the operator responded that the weight loss was caused by the sawdust created when making said planks: He then goes on to say that he has to pay quite a lot to have the sawdust disposed of as he cannot just leave it lying around, before starting to wonder to himself if that is truly the case, implying that the sawmill operator stopped paying money to have the sawdust disposed of.[1]

When the operator was wandering around freely, south of the Lumber Yard, there were many spawns of sawdust. Now though, there is only one, as the sawmill operator now works in a shed, in the Lumber Yard itself.

Much like the tile, the sawdust has boggled the mind of many players since its release. It has been questioned numerously as to what purpose the item serves, and why it couldn't simply be part of the scenery of the Lumber Yard.

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 6 August 2018 (Update):
    • Sawdust is once again a F2P object.
  • patch 9 November 2009 (Update):
    • Sawdust is now correctly set as a members’ item.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Until an update in 9 November 2009, Sawdust was available for uninformed free players to buy from the Grand Exchange, and tradeable between free players, leading to it being sold as a 'discontinued item'. Sawdust was set as a members' item presumably to mitigate its usage in scams. It was eventually reintroduced to F2P with the update of 6 August 2018 after being made untradeable.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Postbag 9 - "Transcript:Sawdust, Wallbeasts and Kebabs!", Letter 9, by Sawmill operator. RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.