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Project by bigogre posted 676 days ago 2002 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know now that I react to zebra wood dust. Holy cow… I finished this box last week and I am still dealing with the reaction I had to it.

I used zebrawood because I wanted to see what it looked like all polished up. The colors shift dramatically, and really is beautiful to look at. However, I will probably stay away from it in the future because of the nasty allergic reaction to it.

Oh, the top is gummy cherry that I have been saving for a while. 4×4 x 8 ish

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973





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Fishinbo

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#1 posted 676 days ago

This might be well worth the allergies! Beyond beautiful!

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Box

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#2 posted 676 days ago

Too bad about your reaction to the zebrawood. The box did come out very nice despite your reaction. I really like the zebrawood…I built a dining table and several boxes out of it last year but I was fortunate to not have any allergic reactions.

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Bertha

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#3 posted 676 days ago

It’s glorius. I’ve developed allergies to some of my favorite woods. Sometimes I just take Benadryl and dive in;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 676 days ago

That is a beautiful box despite the problems it caused. Maybe a mask/respirator would prevent your reaction from recurring.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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mloy365

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#5 posted 676 days ago

This is really a beautiful piece! You need to make sure you have proper protection when working with this stuff. I want to see more posts.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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Mike

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#6 posted 675 days ago

Awsome box.
I was having real problems with zebra and lace wood but a long sleeve shirt and a respirator seemed to take care of it. I just vacume the shop when I am done and dosn’t seem to bother me agean. Don’t think my promblem where as bad though.
Good luck.

-- Mike, Cantral Oregon

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joepk

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#7 posted 675 days ago

Are you sure it is the wood and not just the time of year?
Great box.
If I would make beautiful boxes like that I would not worry too much. The problem is only short term.

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HorizontalMike

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#8 posted 603 days ago

Wow! Still a very nice looking box. Hope your problems go away soon.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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