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Forum topic by Monte Pittman posted 01-10-2014 02:13 AM 474 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Monte Pittman

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01-10-2014 02:13 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question greenheart

I have worked with quite a few different types of wood over the years. Never really had any problems with any of them. Recently I had a chance to get a piece of Greenheart. First time I have ever been around it. Sawing or Sanding it caused me to instantly start coughing a lot. I now wear a mask to do anything with it. No skin reaction. Just curious if anyone else had a problem with it.

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


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JAAune

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#1 posted 01-10-2014 02:19 AM

I never worked with it but here’s an interesting resource to look at.

Wood Database: Allergies and Toxicity

You’re lucky it wasn’t worse. Better be careful from now on when trying out unusual woods.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 01-10-2014 02:30 AM

Great resource. Thanks for the information.

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

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#3 posted 01-10-2014 02:45 AM

Hi Monte! Just did a quick read up on Greenheart. It has been known to cause coughing.wheezing. and some cardiac and intestinal problems.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#4 posted 01-10-2014 03:06 AM

Wow. Never heard o Greenheart. Thnx for the post Monte, and thnx for that link JAA. Hope you’re ok Monte.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#5 posted 01-10-2014 03:49 AM

Good to know Monte. I’ll put it on my list.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#6 posted 01-10-2014 04:23 AM

Redheart, purpleheart, yellowheart, brokenheart, greenheart, wow, how many different color heart woods are there?

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#7 posted 01-10-2014 04:25 AM

Wood Magazine says when Harvesting and Milling that it can split with explosive force. But is only second to Teak on durability, pest resistance, and rot resistance, so the benefits out-ways the risk.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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