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    Angry Alergic reaction to Walnut..

    I turned a small walnut bowl for my niece and did most of the sanding on it yesterday. Woke up this moring and my eye are so puffed up that I can hardly see. I guess I'll not work with any more walnut. The good new is I wore my inhilation protection to my lung didn't get any damage. My son said he would finish the bowl since it what my niece asked for for her wedding which is on Saturday. Just a reminder to wear you PPE. I guess it time to invest the money in a full face respirator.
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    not everyone is affected the same by walnut don ,but its always good to use the necessary PPEs
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    Not uncommon with walnut. Not everyone is sensitive to it but, I believe, a fairly high percentage of folks are. Suggest you also use precautions with Osage Orange and Red Cedar.
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    now red cedar the aromatic kind will get me, if i dont turn on the vac..just a cough and hacking stuffed up sasquatch and the only thing that fixes it is time and alot of tissues...
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    Iroko wood is highly toxic as well.
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    I had a rather severe reaction to red cedar from Arkansas. I had vertigo and felt like I had a bad case of the flu. I was so dizzy i couldn't drive for a few days. Some guy gave me the wood and just wanted a small bowl from it. I actually just thought I had the flu, but a few days later I turned a few turkey strikers from the stuff and all the symptoms came back.

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    Tulipwood tares me up! I turned a couple of pens from it and both times I was miserable for a few days after. It felt like I had a giant cotton ball stuck in my head!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    I turned a small walnut bowl for my niece and did most of the sanding on it yesterday. Woke up this moring and my eye are so puffed up that I can hardly see. I guess I'll not work with any more walnut. The good new is I wore my inhilation protection to my lung didn't get any damage. My son said he would finish the bowl since it what my niece asked for for her wedding which is on Saturday. Just a reminder to wear you PPE. I guess it time to invest the money in a full face respirator.
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    If the walnut is slightly green it will get you, has happened to me a few times.

    I ate some walnuts the other night and at 3 in the morning I was having server pain I got up and spent the next half hour on the crapper. I will not be eating walnuts any long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    If the walnut is slightly green it will get you, has happened to me a few times.

    I ate some walnuts the other night and at 3 in the morning I was having server pain I got up and spent the next half hour on the crapper. I will not be eating walnuts any long.
    Not the case with this one Dave, the Blank was dry when I got it and it has sat around my shop for a couple of years.
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