In several establishments in the Netherlands, dust levels regularly exceeded this limit and during sanding operations in a furniture factory, almost all exposures exceeded the limit. local limit of 5 mg / m3 Scheeper, Kromhout and Boleij 1995. Exposure to wood dust occurs when the wood is sawn, chipped, planed, routed or sanded. Effects vary with intensity and duration of exposure and particle size.
This means that many of the workers involved are poorly trained and poorly supervised or not at all, while proper protections and protective equipment are often lacking. Ahman and colleagues 1995a, 1995b, 1996 draw attention to the exposure of teachers of industrial arts and woodworking in Sweden. In contrast to the unexposed witnesses, these teachers had remarkable but mostly reversible nasal effects and complaints that increased with the number of classes since the beginning of the week and decreased during the weekends, even if the dust concentrations were below the Swedish threshold. 2 mg / m3.
I am in the field of woodworking as Terra Firma Design, with my wife, Jennifer. Jennifer does marquetry and lead / stained glass and collaborates with table and floor lamps and lighting fixtures. We have incorporated Jennifer's marquetry into some of our furniture. I was lucky to have partnered with some other wood professionals in a few shops.orkers and observed their strengths and weaknesses.
Building Furniture has been an interesting and rewarding career for me, but looking back there were some wrong ideas that I held that slowed my progress. I had a number of apprentices and young woodworkers who started in my store and it has been instructive to see how their own approaches to the wood industry have determined their success. ¨s. And that made me think of what advice I would give to the younger ones, me and the other carpenters who start a career in woodworking, to help them avoid some common traps.
You can also focus on the mid-range home segment by designing good quality furniture that is not richly ornamented but still attractive and of good quality. Institutions where the requirement will be different and more practical and utilitarian are another segment you can turn to. Before even starting your carpentry business, you need to know how you are going to market your products.
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