Lumber - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 04-05-2012, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Gordon,Ga
Posts: 47
View Dale W.'s Photo Album My Photos
Lumber

I have access to some pressure treated lumber and was wondering if it is safe to turn and/or safe to use for segmented bowls. Maybe it would be safe for a display bowl and not a food bowl?? What do ya'll think?
Dale W. is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 04-05-2012, 09:05 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 997
View BigJoe16's Photo Album My Photos
Pressure treated wood always seems to crack on me I wouldnt use it
BigJoe16 is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 04-05-2012, 09:39 PM
Senior Member
 
sawdustfactory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Bend, WA
Posts: 4,801
View sawdustfactory's Photo Album My Photos
Pressure treated wood is nasty. Only thing I'd do with it is get rid of it.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
sawdustfactory is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 Old 04-05-2012, 09:44 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,021
View NCPaladin's Photo Album My Photos
http://www.origen.net/arsenic.html
Take a look to see if you want to mess around with arsenic.
I know I would give it a pass.
Mike

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin
NCPaladin is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 04-06-2012, 12:54 AM
The New Guy
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Down south, where the food is good.
Posts: 1,200
View Itchytoe's Photo Album My Photos
I wouldn't mess with pressure treated wood. It's good for some things, but not for turning.
Itchytoe is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 04-06-2012, 10:49 AM
Senior Member
 
Glidden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Topeka, KS
Posts: 249
View Glidden's Photo Album My Photos
The chemicals used to treat the wood are very carcinagenic, and breathing in the sawdust, even in small amounts, would probably be an unwise choice. I would avoid pressure treated lumber if you can, but if you feel you want to try it, use a respirator and try and do your turning outside.

I want to die quietly in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming in terror like the passengers of his car.
Glidden is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 04-06-2012, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Gordon,Ga
Posts: 47
View Dale W.'s Photo Album My Photos
well thanks guys. ya'll pretty much confirmed what I thought. I guess I will find another use for the lumber. I just hate to see it used for silly ole flat work instead of cool round stuff.
Dale W. is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 04-06-2012, 09:13 PM
No Longer Here, BY CHOICE
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,442
View BassBlaster's Photo Album My Photos
PTL is for external purposes such as decking and fencing and those types of things. Theres not much use for it in the turning world, at least, I wouldnt turn it.

RRBrown, knottscott and many others were banned, they didn't just leave. They were banned for standing up to the new owners that are destroying this site. Come join us all at woodworking chat, the best new woodworking site on the net!!
BassBlaster is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 04-07-2012, 09:42 PM
Senior Member
 
mackem's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: U.K.
Posts: 446
View mackem's Photo Album My Photos
If you really do want to try it out, you
can make dibbers for the gardening folks
that you know. Or you can make 'shrooms',
or skittles and ball for outdoor skittles.
There are probably more things to make,
but my thinking cap has disappeared.

Kevin.

“There are no secrets in woodworking, and everything should be shared.” Sam Maloof
mackem is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 04-07-2012, 11:28 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 576
View Midlandbob's Photo Album My Photos
Spend your time on better quality wood. I agree with the health concerns though I don't think arsenic has been used for some time( at least in Ontatio)
Midlandbob is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
48/4 lumber? Dvoigt General Woodworking Discussion 11 12-11-2009 01:29 AM
Lumber ID ab_dev General Woodworking Discussion 5 09-23-2009 05:22 PM
What do you pay for lumber ? Daren General Woodworking Discussion 26 09-19-2009 08:35 AM
Where do you buy Lumber? tomjboyle General Woodworking Discussion 17 02-15-2009 09:23 AM
Blue Lumber ?? Orange Lumber ?? SawDustJack General Woodworking Discussion 8 11-10-2006 06:34 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome