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    My first wobble bowl. Pattern from http://www.stevedgood.com/wobblebowl.pdf

    This was fun, easy to cut, and didn't take much wood. Used 1/4" walnut... which btw... gave me a strange allergic reaction of a tingling tongue. Go figure. Haven't had an issue with any dust until the walnut.
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    Very nice bowl. I think you should start wearing a dust mask. We have had some of our members that have ended up in the hospital by different wood's dust. Myself included. Found out the hard way I was allergic to yellow heart dust.
    Fran

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    • #3
      Nice job. Like Fran has suggested wear a dust mask. Should anyway when cutting. Nothing worse than having breathing issues because of something you can prevent. Thanks for sharing the bowl with us.

      DW
      Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
      John Wayne

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      • #4
        You did a beautiful cutting job on this bowl. It looks really nice. I hope you don't mind me suggesting that you soften the upper and lower edges of the outer rim if you haven't already. Sandpaper with a sanding block would work well for this purpose.

        Mike

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        • #5
          Thanks Mike I will definitely do that. I really appreciate the tip.

          I wore a dust mask at first... but then I wasn't having any probems at all and so I stopped. I have a box fan that blows across my scroll saw table and then an air clean on the other side... but I will definitely start wearing a mask. I have noticed I was doing more coughing lately as my system was trying to get rid of the dust.

          I don't have any allergies that I am aware of except something to do with mold on leaves that really bothers me.

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