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Re: [BKARTS] Teflon folder



I sand it under water, but for the rough carving, I heat it up in very hot water and carve big slices with an Olfa knife, that minimizes sanding and dust.  MD 

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From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Jeff
Peachey
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 10:42 AM
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Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Teflon folder


Teflon dust is toxic, so a safe way to modify a folder is to carve and sand 
it under water.  jeff



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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sally Canzoneri" <Canzom@xxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 1:42 AM
Subject: [BKARTS] Teflon folder


> In a message dated 8/27/2005 12:05:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> LISTSERV@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
>
>
>> Date:    Fri, 26 Aug 2005 13:07:38 -0400
>> From:    Kevin Driedger <ksdriedger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Subject: teflone folder
>>
>> I just noticed today that one end of my teflon "bone" folder is starting 
>> to
>> chip. For some reason I have it in my head that one cannot/should not 
>> sand or
>> grind down teflon folders, like can be done with real bone folders.
>>
>> Has anyone had any problems like this with their teflon folders, which I
>> like very much otherwise?
>>
>> Has anyone had any experience (positive or negative) reshaping their 
>> teflon
>> folder?
>>
>> thanks,
>>
>> Kevin Driedger
>> Lansing, Mich.
>>
>
> Kevin,
>
> I've been told that it is a bad idea to sand a teflon folder as breathing
> teflon dust is not good for people.  I tried Google and found out that 
> teflon
> paint is a better way to keep creatures off the bottom of a boat, if that 
> is any
> help. (Apparently, making the boat slippery so creatures can't attach
> themselves is better that poisoning the creatures.) But I think that the 
> theory is
> that the creatures don't eat the teflon, which doesn't answer the question 
> of
> whether it is harmful to breath teflon.
>
> Maybe you could call OSHA and get an answer.
>
> Sally
>
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