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SweatyTeddy

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04-05-2016 04:52 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tip question

I now have a year notch in my tool belt. And I am wanting to start working with different types of wood other then whats cheap. (Budget and little knowledge gained allows for it) Are there any special tricks or need to know things about working hard woods or “exotic” woods? Any recommendations on a particular type that’s got great character or awesome grain patterns?

-- I'd be done by now if I knew what I was doing! - said by no man ever with a woman present


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Clarkie

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#1 posted 04-05-2016 10:05 AM

Just keep in mind some of the dangers in working with exotics, some are very toxic. They can have a very adverse reaction to your body and skin. I found out the hard way that not all wood is the same. Make sure to see what precautions need to be taken with different woods, for me it was 29 days of recovery and over 1,000.00 in medical bills to get over the reaction.

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SweatyTeddy

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#2 posted 04-05-2016 10:21 AM

I did not know that. Thank you

-- I'd be done by now if I knew what I was doing! - said by no man ever with a woman present

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 04-05-2016 10:44 AM

I work with truckloads of pine. In my opinion, hardwood is easier to work with. Better edges and easier to finish.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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