||How toxic is that wood your carving?
Joined: Sep 30, 2004
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...
I'm wearing MY mask!
s U r F i N t i k i
Joined: Aug 02, 2004
|Posted: 2006-01-19 6:54 pm  Permalink|
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.
Joined: Aug 01, 2004
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!