[Baren] - the International Forum for Woodblock Printmaking
Volume: 25 / Number: 2445
Tuesday, 18 of November, 2003
- [Baren 23378] MDF dust (post from Dan Dew) (Wanda)
- [Baren 23379] Re: MDF dust (post from Dan Dew) (Myron Turner)
- [Baren 23380] Great Minds ("April Vollmer")
- [Baren 23381] RE: MDF dust (post from Dan Dew) ("Chris Bailey")
- [Baren 23382] Picture offer (Wanda)
- [Baren 23383] Re: Picture offer (David Bull)
- [Baren 23384] Re: MDF dust (post from Dan Dew) (jack reisland)
- [Baren 23385] Re: Great Minds (Barbara Mason)
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 18:12:45 -0800
Subject: [Baren 23378] MDF dust (post from Dan Dew)
Holy Toledo, my nose is killing me!
I am working on a realty cool print, new kinda style for me, but I am
using a Dremel tool on MDF board.
But the sawdust is killing my nose!
Has this happened to anyone else or is there a chemical in MDF that
Stuffed up in Tampa,
Daniel L. Dew
Ervin Leasing Company
From: Myron Turner
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 20:14:17 -0600
Subject: [Baren 23379] Re: MDF dust (post from Dan Dew)
Sawdust can be quite allergenic, as I know from my own experience--the
problem arises for me when using any kind of router. When I use a Dremel
tool for any length of time, I wear a dust mask, uncomfortable as it may be.
From: "April Vollmer"
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 22:48:19 -0500
Subject: [Baren 23380] Great Minds
>April, We tried all weekend to remember the name of the place in NYC that
has the pigment >in suspension and neither Sharri, Kent or Myself could
remember...so tell me again.
Sounds like a fun weekend! I print upside down to save the deckle too! Great
minds think alike.
The pigment suspension place is Art Guerra
Pigment suspensions are pigments in water, it makes them easy to use, and
prevents you from inhaling the powder. I add a squirt of gum arabic for
From: "Chris Bailey"
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 20:42:09 -0700
Subject: [Baren 23381] RE: MDF dust (post from Dan Dew)
Using rotary tools can definitely throw some dust into the air. I don't
use a 'Dremel', but I do use an air powered rotary tool - and it came
with a warning about the fine dust that it can create. I haven't
carved mdf, but it must contain some type glue to hold it together
(maybe?) - so I think a mask would definitely be in order.
Personally, I always wear a mask & safety glasses no matter what I'm
carving. I figure it's better to be safe than sorry, right?
When I was at the local specialty wood shop, the staff actually warned
me about using rotary tools on certain types of 'exotic' wood as the
dust that is produced can actually be toxic ... scary! :-O
Unfortunately I don't remember what woods they said, but it is
definitely something to consider before touching down the rotary tool
into something new.
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 20:06:55 -0800
Subject: [Baren 23382] Picture offer
If you would like your little mugshot to be applied to your posts in the
html version of the baren digest - let me know. I have a bunch of photos
(through the kind courtesy of Sue Salsbury) taken at the "Summit" - or if
you werent' there, just e-mail me a digital picture of yourself (or whatever
you want to represent you) & I will crop & size it for the digest for you.
If you don't have a digital pic, you can also send me a regular photo by
snail mail & I'll scan it in. Contact me off-list & we can talk about it.
From: David Bull
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 13:16:23 +0900
Subject: [Baren 23383] Re: Picture offer
> If you would like your little mugshot to be applied to your posts in the
> html version of the baren digest - let me know.
Some of you may not know what Wanda is mentioning ... In the new HTML
Digest - and in the on-line archives - a small mugshot can be connected
with your posts.
Here is what I mean - check out Message 8:
From: jack reisland
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 19:12:41 -1000
Subject: [Baren 23384] Re: MDF dust (post from Dan Dew)
MDF is basically little wood chips glued all together with a pretty
toxic glue. Just being in a sealed up room with new MDF subflooring
causes pretty sever reactions in some people from the offgassing of
toxic fumes. As I imagine you figured out by now, if you are going to
grind on the stuff you really MUST wear a resporater. I wear one just to
saw the stuff.
> Holy Toledo, my nose is killing me!
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 22:20:10 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 23385] Re: Great Minds
The address is really http://www.guerrapaint.com/tandc.html
April, there are 594 colors there...
Care to share the ones you use with us????? guessing which ones to get could be very expensive.
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