|Project by JoeyG||posted 10-24-2012 03:48 PM||4211 views||6 times favorited||33 comments|
Poison Wood. From the Chechen tree grows in Mexico and Central America. It get’s it’s nickname from the poison ivy like effects of the sap. Once dried, it’s said to no longer effect people like this. While I didn’t breakout with any poison ivy while working on the box, it did irritate my throat and sinuses even with a respirator on.
While Chechen is called a rosewood it is not a true one. It is much harder to work with than Bolivian Rosewood. I had to go to a 40 grit grinding wheel to keep the smoke of burning wood out of the shop. And I should charge double for the amount of sandpaper I had to use, but I think it was worth every blister on my thumb.
The handle on this one gave me a bit of trouble and while I like the final product…..... Well I just don’t know. What do you all think?
Thanks for taking a look.
-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks