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Re: Workshop safety
Reply #9 - Apr 11th, 2004, 11:30pm
 
[quote author=Dewy  link=1081700954/0#8 date=1081719385]All wood dust is a carcinogen. [/quote]

It almost seems odd that that's the case because it is a natural product which you don't have to butcher with chemicals etc in order to work with it - unlike things like raw oil which require a lot of rework to become useful.

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Re: Workshop safety
Reply #8 - Apr 11th, 2004, 10:36pm
 
All wood dust is a carcinogen.
Hard wood more so as the dust is finer.
Its a pity it wasn't known when my father in law was alive & constantly complained about western red cedar dust causing the asthma that led to him being too week to fight off a heart attack 25 years ago.
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Reply #7 - Apr 11th, 2004, 10:05pm
 
Iroko dust is really bad for you, i dont know what effects it has on you long term but i have experienced the tightness in my chest even when using a mask Lips Sealed
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Re: Workshop safety
Reply #6 - Apr 11th, 2004, 9:57pm
 
This forum is going places other forums never venture.

Seriously there is a nasty cancer (arn't they all) associated with wood dust in this sphere(s) of operation.
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Re: Workshop safety
Reply #5 - Apr 11th, 2004, 6:52pm
 
[quote author=woodsmith  link=1081700954/0#3 date=1081705236]When you are working with wood and need to pee, always wash your hands before unzipping. [/quote]

Blimey, how the heck did I ever manage without these forums? Wink

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Reply #4 - Apr 11th, 2004, 6:48pm
 
I sometimes worked with carbide burrs on hard steel & cleaning hands before a pee was a must. Those steel splinters got everywhere.  Sad
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Re: Workshop safety
Reply #3 - Apr 11th, 2004, 6:40pm
 
Another safety tip in the same area!!


When you are working with wood and need to pee, always wash your hands before unzipping.

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Re: Workshop safety
Reply #2 - Apr 11th, 2004, 6:35pm
 
HandyMac, its when you are rounding over or using a dovetail jig etc. So the chips can fly out, and even the fine dust can work through your clothing.
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Re: Workshop safety
Reply #1 - Apr 11th, 2004, 6:30pm
 
[quote author=woodsmith  link=1081700954/0#0 date=1081700954]When I am routing I always wear a leather apron. Even with good dust extraction the router fires wood chips at high velocity, usually at about groin level. [/quote]

What am I doing wrong then?

When I'm routing I very rarely get wood chips coming out, it's more of a fine dust most of the time, and not nearly enough kinetic energy in those particles to give Barbie a hot flush if she was sunbathing in the nude.

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Apr 11th, 2004, 5:29pm
 
When I am routing I always wear a leather apron. Even with good dust extraction the router fires wood chips at high velocity, usually at about groin level.  Shocked

The chips can pass through clothing and irritate the skin, causing a nasty rash, which could be hard to explain.  Embarrassed
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