[Noisebridge-discuss] Shower current in front of the fab zone

jim jim at systemateka.com
Sun Jan 23 17:07:07 UTC 2011

    seems good to reinforce the idea that the 
problems of dust (and fumes) in the room itself 
needs amelioration. everyone is to some degree 
susceptible and some of us are particularly so. 

On Sat, 2011-01-22 at 18:14 -0800, John Magolske wrote:
> * girlgeek at wt.net <girlgeek at wt.net> [110122 16:57]:
> > For my part, I'm willing to put up with the dust and with the noise.
> I'm not suggesting the space is to be pristine and silent. But again
> I will say that the accumulation of sawdust -- even if it is largely
> contained within the shop area -- is something well worth avoiding.
> Particularly when cutting sheet material like MDF:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium-density_fibreboard#Safety_aspects_of_MDF
> Plywood also has safety issues, as it uses formaldehyde glue as well.
> Working in spaces covered in this sort of sawdust is unhealthy. I'm
> not interested in continuing to experience allergic reactions when
> doing work in the shop.
> Another problem with the accumulation of sawdust is that it's also a
> fire hazard. Sawdust accumulating near a bench-grinder... not good. A
> bench grinder grinding steel makes sparks. Sparks and piles of sawdust
> are a bad combination. This is not speculation.
> I'm interested in focusing on health & safety issues in the shop, and
> source-point dust collection to prevent the accumulation of sawdust is
> important aspect of this. Even if the shop moves to another part of
> the space, or the whole space ends up moving to another building, the
> dust-collection system can go with it.
> John

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