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Matt Clara
11-20-2009, 06:12 PM
...wenge stinks. Yeah, yeah. Slots easily, but man, you could repel skunks with the smell of that stuff, swear to god you could.

Update: I was confused. Or, the wood I had bought was mislabeled. I had purchased Indian rosewood and wenge fretboard blanks, but now that I've worked with these woods more extensively, I see (smell) it's the Indian rosewood that stinks, and the wenge is actually fairly pleasant stuff to work with.

That is all.

luvzmocha
11-21-2009, 04:10 AM
Wenge is toxic!

Matt Clara
11-21-2009, 06:42 AM
Thanks--I did another one this morning (slotting wenge fretboards), and this time I wore the mask, and put on some latex gloves, too, just for good measure.

RonS
11-21-2009, 07:18 AM
Wenge is toxic!


All wood is toxic
http://www.gvwg.ca/docs/Articles/WoodToxicity.htm
http://www.lumberpost.com/ArticleID-105.htm
http://www.woodbin.com/ref/etc/wood_toxicity_table.htm
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/wis30.pdf


Matt, if you think wenge smells bad wait until you work with zebrawood.