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    Default Working with sheet aluminium

    Hello,

    Does anybody know the dangers of working with sheet aluminium? Ie using a piercing saw to make jewellery. Should I be wearing gloves/mask etc? I have been informed today that it causes cancer if ingested! I have read a bit about it, but thought I would drop you guys a line too. Any advice appreciated, thank you x x

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    You do know you aint supposed to snort the filings don't ya? :0)


    this is the outfit I wear when working



    http://cfnewsads.thomasnet.com/image.../023/23609.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwant View Post
    You do know you aint supposed to snort the filings don't ya? :0)


    this is the outfit I wear when working



    http://cfnewsads.thomasnet.com/image.../023/23609.jpg

    Very, erm............ fetching???

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    nice Kwant.....

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    I didn't realise that workshops could be such 'clean' rooms Kwant to warrant such an outfit! must take the dustpan & brush to mine more often.

    Neve, if you find you need to anneal your aluminium if it work hardens, a tip I was given in uni was to smear the metal with wet hand tablet soap. it goes black under the torch but washes off.

    Sarah

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    Erm, thanks? LOL. I will take that as a 'you don't need to worry about a thing' and duff up the person that told me

    Ps nice all in one, good look

    X x x x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neve View Post
    Erm, thanks? LOL. I will take that as a 'you don't need to worry about a thing' and duff up the person that told me

    Ps nice all in one, good look

    X x x x
    You'll enjoy it here Neve ;D

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    I certainly will x x

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