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#1 posted 09-23-2012 06:03 PM


Your efforts in salvaging your wood gloat has produced some beautifully grained lumber and we can all appreciate that there was no monetary cost in it’s reclaimation, other than your new sander.

However, to all, there are dramatic costs to health and wellfare in processing, repurposing and reusing materials without understanding the chemicals/processes used in the initial treatment for it’s intended use, i.e. salvaging pallets for ‘free’ lumber.
You must know how it has been treated/preserved before utilizing it for a project which may have adverse affects when coming in contact with food or my Great-Granddaughters teething efforts.

Mark, you have brought to light a subject who’s time has come, and we must get the word out to all of our ‘new to woodworking’ friends that may not realize, that because wood is a natural resource, it’s not all as safe as a pine board from the lumberyard rack.

Andy, (gfadvm), and others, thanks for your knowledge of the finish properties of this post.
We should remember as LJs that ‘if we are in doubt’ or have questions or concerns, however trivial, the only silly questions are those we don’t ask.

So again I say, ” Welcome to LumberJocks, a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement.”

Mark, a ‘wink and a nod’ from Mother Nature for repurposing that lumber.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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