wenge box

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Project by jorden posted 05-11-2012 10:39 PM 909 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a mothers day gift i made i really did not like working with wenge i bought a 3×3x12 piece of it and the sawdust is so gross

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#1 posted 05-12-2012 06:02 PM

many exotics have some serious toxic dust
best to work them with respirators
and even long sleeves
some have skin rash problems

wenge is really splintery i find
i just use it for multi color accents
like many exotics
(the cost justifies this too)

still a nice little box
keep on turning

what finish are you using

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-13-2012 01:14 AM

mineral oil and paste wax

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#3 posted 05-14-2012 03:29 AM

This looks good, I know what you mean with the sawdust. I forget what lumber it is, since I have only used it once, but I will know it when I see it, the dust on it was like straight chilli powder, you needed a mask, gloves and goggles just cutting it in the TS. My eyes still start to burn when I talk about it.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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