paint shavings

I have been collecting these shavings for a while now, I'm sure I read somewhere you can make paint out of them by adding linseed oil so I did and it didn't work, if anyone has heard of or knows how to revive them to a useable state let me know.
Thought I'd take a photo until I decide what to do with them so I tipped them out onto my palette, saw no signs of any gooey paint like texture just these great shavings they're fab to look at !!!