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Old August 11th 06, 09:54 PM posted to
AndyK. AndyK. is offline
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Default Boat building, carpentry, and hearing

"psx1337" wrote in message
I'm 17 and thinking about going to a wooden yacht restoration and
construction school. Some people have told me that this kind of work is
bad on your hearing, and I've read some stuff that says by age 25 many
carpenters have the hearing of a 50 year old. As a musician, I value my
hearing. So what I'm wondering is. 1. What's the biggest cause
specifically of this, if anything. and 2. What could I do to avoid it?

You may also want to check out Google for the effects of "exotic wood dust".
You will be seeing plenty of different types of wood in boat construction.
Save your lungs and skin along with your ears.