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Forum topic by rwe2156 posted 05-27-2017 02:42 PM 949 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rwe2156

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05-27-2017 02:42 PM

After a couple weeks of wondering “what the heck is biting me” (I handle animals in my job) I finally figured out it was the poplar plywood! It looks just like red bugs.

I am not an allergic type person, but something in this wood lights me up.

I was over it and yesterday within a couple hours after sawing it the rash developed again.

I have no problems with poplar wood so I’m wondering if its the glue.

Bought it from HD. Certainly looks like poplar. Don’t know country of origin.

Maybe this will help someone else if its happening to them.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 05-27-2017 03:18 PM

Is it Sandeply from Ecuador? I don’t think it is poplar, but I can’t tell you what species it is, very light in color.

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#2 posted 05-27-2017 07:20 PM

I use that material for quick jigs and some other things, I have noticed the last I bought has a different, or even nasty smell to it.
I attached an overhead vacuum guard to my saw, and have good vacuum on a shaper and router table. I think its good to avoid contact as much as possible with those products, natural wood is bad enough,

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rwe2156

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#3 posted 05-27-2017 09:25 PM

Not sandeply they call it poplar plywood. No labels on it.

Going back tomorrow while I’m there I see if I can find origin.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#4 posted 05-29-2017 12:26 AM

Probably not a good idea to breath the dust.

Mark

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#5 posted 05-29-2017 12:59 AM

I have been using the stuff from Ecuador for about 4 years now with no problems, seems to be some type of mahogany. Probably not the wood but the glue giving you problems.

-- Tom D

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