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Re: [BKARTS] Teflon folder



Or, you can wear a mask (and rubber gloves?) and work outside to avoid inhaling teflon dust.

Ginnie


> 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
> 
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> > 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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