The book all woodworkers should have in thier shop!

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Forum topic by Jimthecarver posted 05-13-2008 03:58 PM 946 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-13-2008 03:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource alder cocobolo oak wenge cedar mahogany padauk willow basswood cherry maple pine walnut zebrawood traditional

After becoming ill from a fungus in some wood I was milling, my bride had the wisdom to purchas a book that gives almost all of the woods I have worked with or hope to work with sometime.
This book shows pics of the wood type, where it is from and the possible health risk involved with certain woods.
I found this book to be very useful and thought others would like to have it to keep themselves from the health problems I had endured.
The book was purchased from Barnes and Noble and the author is Terry Porter.
Be safe, always protect yourselves and happy wood working.
Thanks for the read.

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#1 posted 05-13-2008 04:44 PM

Thanks for the post, Jim. I will look into it.

By the way you might want to do a review on this as well.

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#2 posted 05-13-2008 05:14 PM

Thanks Jim… I turned an Macassar Ebony Bowl last year and had a significant reaction to the particulate matter as a result. That convinced me that I should know more about the toxicity of different woods.

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#3 posted 05-13-2008 06:16 PM

Thanks for the tip, Jim! I’ll check it out. Hope you’re feeling better.

btw – Last week for Woodworkers Safety Week I wrote a short article called Wood Toxicity Is Nothing To Sneeze At that touched on a few of the issues with working with wood that may be of interest.

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