Unfortunately working the cocobolo Rosewood seems to be more and more of an issue for me.
I'm very careful when working this material but it seems to be causing me quite adverse health consequences.
If I react in a similar way on the next rosewood tote and knob set it may be my last time to work this material. Fortunately I have just emptied the kiln and I have some of the best pieces of olive wood yet. The only adverse reaction I have to the olive wood is a craving for pasta.
If you're a "Walking Dead" fan you probably saw the scene that contained this screen shot below in the last episode. The Zombie on the left is my son Marc. I think my daughter Erin summed it up with this comment.
"You do NOT want to fight my brother for the last drumstick at Thanksgiving"