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|07-05-2012, 10:03 PM||#1|
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Is Ipe suitable for a childs puzzle?
I've just been given an offcut of Ipe. google says it's also known as Greenheart or Ironwood.
Would this be safe to use as a childs puzzle? If it's hard to cut, so be it, it's any toxicity problems I'm checking up on. Don't want to poison my granddaughter.
|07-06-2012, 01:34 PM||#2|
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I would probably save the Ipe for something else. I don't kow that it is necessarily toxic, but I found this statement on another site.
"Safety: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Ipe has been reported to cause skin, eye, and respiratory irritation, as well as other effects such as headaches and/or disturbance of vision.
Here's the source;
Ipe | The Wood Database - Lumber Identification (Hardwoods)
Besides being a potential irritant, Ipe is an extremely hard wood and won't be the easiest to cut. There are other, more suitable, alternatives out there.
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