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WOOD

Safety Check

—  Read Chapter 5 on health and safety

—  Obtain professional training and supervision before using power or machine tools

—  Wear a dust mask and use a dust-collection system, or vacuum frequently, when sanding

—  Some woods are strong sensitizers

—  Try to use sheet materials that do not contain formaldehyde

Wood is a common and renewable natural material, a complex and incredibly varied resource that comes in different weights and degrees of stiffness. Trees are confined to their particular climate and environment, but certain varieties of wood are exported widely around the globe for their natural properties. Classified as either softwood or hardwood, wood originates either from evergreen trees, such as spruce, pine, ...

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