Danger!!! Smoke!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Brazilviking, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Brazilviking

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    Hi! BV is going a little slow on the forum for some days. I was cuttin wood with my dremmel tool as usual, using my protection glasses. It was an exitoc woo, little pece. the cutting acessory of the dremmel usually burns the nwood on the cut. teh smoke caused me a little irritation on nose, throat and right eye,but it increased quickly, and became an itch , lately a huge pain on nthe eye surface, and making me want to rip the eye out from the face!

    It was necessary anethesia to make it stop.
    My eye has an ulcer on the cornea area, right in front of the "seeing" area. The oftalmologyst said it is going to be ok.....I hope.

    I just wanted to warn you guys to be carefull with wood somke.(specially Failureisawaysanoption, who just bought a dremmel) Just a little exposure caused me this.

    But no need to worry about my eye, I have another one!:D:D:D
     
  2. Thistle

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    Thanks for the heads-up warning, BV! I'm wondering if there was something toxic in the exotic wood that you were working on?

    I'm happy to hear that your ophthalmologist thinks it will be okay. Lets hope too.

    BTW: I'm guessing instead of safety glasses, maybe safety goggles -- something that wraps around and fully protects delicate eye tissue?
     
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  3. Brazilviking

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    well, right now I have a cover over the eye and it is full of cream. But I confess to be scared. When it happened, i couldn't see almost nothing, even with the eye opened....l.:(:(
     
  4. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    Poor you :(

    Hope you get better be strong and be a Viking :D

    J
     
  5. Thistle

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    Yeah, I would be a little nervous about it too, BV. Very understandable.

    How many days does your eye specialist think you require before noticeable improvement?
     
  6. Snader76

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    Sorry to hear that man. I hope u will bee ok.
    But look at positive side - you can call yourself brazil pirate for now ;)
     
  7. artons

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    Damn it's more dangerous than i thought, i heard about some kind of effect caused by poisonous wood, but only some irritation.
    Thank you for the advice, i'll keep it in my mind
    I hope you recover soon
     
  8. Brazilviking

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    she said 3 to 4 days....annoying. I had to cancel work.....:mad:

    Thanks....Jokes aways make me feel better. Some people on Brazil say that laughing is the best solution!
    But on the viking concept, as Odin gave one of his eyes for knowledge.....maybe I'm getting wiser?:D:D(at least I know now that I must avoid smoke)
     
  9. Schultz

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    I'm sorry to hear that :(
    I wish you a good improvement!
     
  10. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Aii, that's not good! I once had a terrible cough from some kind of wood dust/smoke, luckely it was gone fast, since then i sand with a dust mask and the doors open for ventilation.
     
  11. Snader76

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    I'm really glad that my little poke at you (no pan intended ;) ) didn't come across as rude and insentitive. People of brazil are right - laughing is the best solution. And I hope we all get little wiser, thanks for the warning.
     
  12. slingpit

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    Sorry, to hear this.
    And here is something to laugh.

    I have read so much about the bad effects of smoking, drinking and sex that I have decided to stop with the reading.

    Get well soon;)
     
  13. Slagskimmer Mike

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    I hope this runs its course quickly and leaves you undamaged. Who knew from a little smoke, so much trouble.

    By exotic, do you mean not local to you? I would like to know better how to avoid this species!

    Many woods are toxic, I thought most were very slight, like as in black walnut. The only bad danger like this I knew about was growing fungus in the lungs from inhaling spores--"spalted" wood is full of mold.

    Thanks for the heads up. If you find out more info on this I'd love to learn more.
     
  14. ruthiexxxx

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    Hope your eye gets well soon. Some woods can be quite toxic
     
  15. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Thank you for the warning Raul! I feel sorry for you... :( I hope you get better soon! I always use ear protection, a dust-mask and safety glasses when I use the dremel or the beltsander, but I could never guess that smoke could have such huge effects on the eyes! Once again thanks for the warning [​IMG]
     
  16. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    I was thinking on saying something along those lines XD

    J
     
  17. pipesmoker

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    get better soon mate!!
     
  18. Brazilviking

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    local wood, some type of tigerwood.
    Maybe some resinous gas released from it.. Very rare stuff that I've got from a friend. only a 20 x 7 cm plank.... I'll throw away!
     
  19. Brazilviking

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    Adding list to the toolbox.....swimming or diving gogles. gas mask. Dart vader's helmet...
     
  20. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    don't throw it away!! i googled it and it looks very nice, just work with protection, i'm sure you can make something really pretty from it!!