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How toxic is that wood your carving?
surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 1574
From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2006-01-19 2:46 pm   Permalink

I found a great little chart, rating the carving dust toxicity of many different woods. Good stuff, worth checking out...

http://www.fishcarver.com/fish_carving_wood_selection.htm

I'm wearing MY mask!
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SCTikiShack
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Joined: Aug 02, 2004
Posts: 151
Posted: 2006-01-19 6:54 pm   Permalink

Surfintiki,

On your chart redwood looks like some nasty stuff. I've noticed many years ago that if I carve without a mask, I wind up being short of breath surfing the next morning. Almost like I have asthma. I amways wear my mask now, even when I am doing chaisaw work. Thanks for letting carvers know the dangers of sawdust.

Will


 
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Gigantalope
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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
Posts: 913
From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2006-01-19 9:32 pm   Permalink

Great post....I have been really lax about such safty equipment in the past, but when I read about the stuff I've been doing, it's really disturbing.

I sort of woke up when I started getting nose bleeds from the inhaled crap...

Time to wise up!

Thanks again



 
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