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#1 posted 11-30-2018 09:10 PM

I’m afraid all of you guys will have a violent reaction to Cocobolo the very next time you try to work with it. I’ll be PM’ing all of you my mailing address. I feel very strongly that you should all send me all of your Cocobolo stock so that I can make sure it’s “disposed of” properly ;-)

I have no issues with Cocobolo at all. I’ve worked it several times without any issue. Same with any other exotic or domestic wood… EXCEPT Bolivian Rosewood. It’s a mild reaction but any dust that comes in contact with exposed skin becomes an itchy rash for a few days. It takes a couple of hours usually before it manifests and since it’s the only wood that has done it, I tend to forget. I forgot last week. I had to pee while I was working with it. I walked out into the backyard and took care of business. Fill in the blanks… Was an uncomfortable couple of days there…

The moral of the story (and it is a true story!) – Rosewood ain’t for weenies!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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