|Forum topic by RussellAP||posted 280 days ago||746 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
280 days ago
Fellow LJ’s. I’m not an alarmist and I know that most of us have no problem with wood toxins that a little coughing, sneezing, or itching won’t cure, but there are some of us who are pretty sensitive to these toxins and can wind up in the hospital.
Cocobolo is one of the worst. I see quite a few people using Cocobolo in projects.
The link provided is something you should bookmark for a lot of reasons. One is to look up any exotic wood you might be considering working with to see if there are any special precautions you should use.
Remember, most of your pharmaceuticals come from these exotic trees and just a little bit of a particular toxin can have severe reactions to some medications you already take.
The site is also great for identifying any wood you can think of. Many many pictures and sage advice from experts on particular types of wood.
-- Mom always said, "you can do anything you put your mind to." The older I get the more I realize she was right.