|Forum topic by sawedoff||posted 11-12-2011 12:16 AM||689 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-12-2011 12:16 AM
I’m still pretty new at woodworking but have been practicing making some wine bottle holders. I just bought two pieces of wood to make them for some friends. Both are 8/4’s. Got a piece of Afromosia and a piece of Sapele. I’m in Windsor, ON for 4 days and really have nothing to do so I found a local lumber store and picked these two pieces out. I really like the way they look. I also bought some Circa 1850 tung n teak oil to finish them with. I am really excited about getting back to Atlanta to start cutting these bad-boys out. I’m going to try to get as many holders out of them as possible while still keeping them thick enough to remain stable.
The guy I bought them from suggested that when cutting all exotics as well as walnut that I use a dust mask. He said that the dust particles could get in my lungs and “stay there”........ Not good as he said that they are poisonous!
Anyone have some suggestions working with these woods?
-- still wet behind the ears.....