Ain't that the truth!Love it.
All of life seems to be a bit like that.
(except for those rather rare occasions)
So would II would love to make a living working in either.
Hahaha, you got me on the staged photo. My daughter took this shot before I started machining. There's no way I'd have her or anyone else in the shop whilst that's going on. Glove & mask seams are taped for the real deal JohnI just wonder if the old Maple, Pine, and Oak from the day had the same toxins as some of the exotic woods you are using today.
And lets get some tape around that sleeve/glove seam.
I know that one well enough Like you, I'm used to protecting myself. My engineering expertise was earned with my time at BNFL (a uranium enrichment plant in the UK).Hot as hell and about the time you are all geared up you need to go pee.
It's not normally that spotless, although it's always kept in order. Before & after working with something as unpleasant as pau ferro shavings / dust, the shop is given a complete clean down.I hate it when I see pics of such perfect shops.
Yes, all dust is bad news, but pau ferro (plus a host of other species) are especially aggressive. Airborne dermatitis & respiratory distress being likely affects of exposure. Not to be taken lightly.I always thought because wood was organic, that sawdust was harmless. But what I have read, sawdust, any sawdust species and lungs do not go well together. Downright dangerous from what info I have seen.
We're sure picky, but wearing the full PPE deal is the exception rather than the rule. It's reserved for the most aggressive sensitising species only. I always wear a mask for general sanding though.Im not a fan of working in a toxic wast suit, but the clenliness and organized nature of the modern shop, I believe, leads to a better end product. Its not because the shop is clean that makes a better product, but if the owner of the shop keeps his work space this spotless, just think of how picky they are about the product they make in that shop.
No choice on this occasion Larry. It's not pleasant to work like this, & everything takes much longer.Wow. That's dedication man. Andy you really do things right.
Why thank you My wife would tell you it's my best lookNot everybody could make that look work for them, but you carry it off beautifully, dahling
Absolutely John, although I have to confess, I'm not always as rigid with safety regime as I should be on the lower risk stuff.Safety glasses, mask, gloves in some cases for safety. Wood inhaled can be cancer causing.