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Shop Safty #1: Toxic Woods

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Blog entry by MrWizard posted 924 days ago 904 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was researching some tips for things I needed to work on with my Shop Smith Unit. In doing so I came across a list of toxic woods and afflictions from those woods. I want to share with anyone and everyone here as I see many new comers into the wood shop and hobbyists all over the world who use woods that may be dangerous to there health. This is from a Shop Smith 2008 video class, Please forgive me if I am violating any copyright laws I just want to share the information



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#1 posted 924 days ago

Great info MW, I’ve been working with a lot of hackberry here as of lately, (didn’t see it amoung the list) and not just tipical hackberry but spalted hackberry so I’m sure any fungi in woods would just add to the toxin’s and health issues.

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#2 posted 924 days ago

Would you please provide a link. It would encourage people to actually use the information.

Thanks for bringing this topic up.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 923 days ago

Here is the direct link I got the information from:

http://www.shopsmithacademy.com/Tips_Archives/TP124_Toxic_Woods.htm

Again, it is from 2008 so the info may need to be updated but it is a great start.
Blackie, I hope to get some hackberry somewhere down the road, The results I’ve seen are awesome. I’m also looking at Bethlehem Olive wood. The colors are rich and golden, makes the finished wood look wet. Just amazing. The main thing I want to generate is that we have to protect ourself’s in the shop. the dust and fibers we think are harmless ,may not be. so wear your masks, use your vacuums and be safe always.

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#4 posted 923 days ago

MrWizard,

Thanks, for providing the link!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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