Last time, At The Workshop, I was making bowl blanks out of some Sappy Cherry I had acquired. I had covered some with old candle wax and some with Anchor Seal. I painted on the Anchor Seal and Tossed it all in a pile. I also snapped my 3/4” Re-saw Blade at the weld. A couple days later I got really sick. As the week went on my head blew up like a balloon to the point that I couldn’t breath and was popping Benadryl and Sudafed 12 hour like candy.
Yesterday I realized it wasn’t a cold, it was the Wood!!! When it comes to Wood Mold and Mildew allergies I am a 200 on a scale of 1-10. Yep the guy who’s Dad was a VP at Coleman and grew up Camping every weekend is deathly allergic to the mold and mildew that grows prolifically in every Forrest in the world. Which explains why I was constantly sick as a child.
Here are some pics of what the blanks looked like after I sprayed them down with 409. I don’t know if 409 is the optimum Mold remover but it is what I had on hand so it is what I used. So I sprayed the 409 all over the wood and left it on my driveway. Living in Seattle isn’t going to help any as the Seattle Drizzle has set in for the year.
Any suggestions on preventing this in the future????? I just put armor seal on 6 more blanks. I have them spread out with better ventilation this time. I am hoping it I let them completely dry before stacking them I won’t get the “Petri Dish” Effect. I think the sweet Sap in the Cherry is making it worse. It has attracted the Fruit Flies like mad.
-- Chris, Washington The State! http://www.chris-crafts.com