In one of my recent auction adventures, I purchased
a pretty good stack of lumber that went cheap. I was
told it is called tali(aka: missanda).
This is giant boards, 3" thick, 12" wide and 12' in
length. They are VERY heavy.
I finally started milling this stuff last Saturday and
found that it is (a)hard as concrete (b) very vile dust
I used a mask after I noticed a problem breathing this dust.
I went back in the shop last night and started on another
project made of 3/4" plywood which required a table saw.
After using the saw, I noticed this very nasty dusty thing
going on in the shop. I also began to itch badly on both arms.
I'm assuming this wood is the single cause of the problems.
Anybody have any experience with this very difficult wood ????
A google comes up with a little info on dermatitis and a wood
that causes some problems, but nothing says it's toxic.
I'm still itching a little today as I write this message.