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post #1 of 10 Old 10-11-2013, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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Red/orange pallet wood id help!

It's very hard, heavy and the dust irritated my nose worse than pepper.
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seeing it a pallet could something have spilled in it?
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Could be Brazilian cherry or paduak, hard to tell due to the glare on the pic

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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I think it has been through a cayenne pepper patch. :-)
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I have responded several times about pallet wood because the transportation industry has no regulations concerning pallets - even after having hazardous spills on them. There are too many variables but one thing is sure - if the dust bothers you - DON'T USE THEM

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Bernie is right guys. This was the first, and last, time that I will ever touch wood from a pallet. The feeling of being choked by your own neck is not a pleasant one. I'm so sore from all of the coughing and sneezing that I don't feel like doing much of anything today.
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Where's the shipment from? Looks to me like it could be one of those many red eucalyptus species from Australia (some of which grow in other parts of Asia).

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Reaction to some woods is very common. If there is an initial reaction, subsequent reactions will likely be worse. Here are a few sites with some data on wood toxicity.

http://www.shopsmithacademy.com/Tips...DS%20CHART.pdf

http://www.wood-database.com/wood-ar...-and-toxicity/

http://www.woodbin.com/ref/etc/wood_toxicity_table.htm





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I have no idea about the origins of the pallet itself. It came from a warehouse in Atlanta loaded with paper.
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While I do completely agree from Bernie and understand where he is coming from, there are many pallets in this country made of quality exotic woods that were shipped here for the purpose of getting the wood here, not what was on the pallet. That is a main method for illegal export/import of these restricted hardwoods.

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