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 Post subject: Health issues when dyeing WSF?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:56 pm 
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Looks great! My pillowed skewb is something I should have shown back when I made it in october. however I never got around to stickering it. Do you get any strange tingling/cold sensations in your hands / forearms when handling black dyed puzzles?

I have had to stop holding my puzzles because the dye really screws up my nerves in my skin.

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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Cubic Royal skewb (Video added)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:03 pm 
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Drewseph wrote:
Looks great! My pillowed skewb is something I should have shown back when I made it in october. however I never got around to stickering it. Do you get any strange tingling/cold sensations in your hands / forearms when handling black dyed puzzles?

I have had to stop holding my puzzles because the dye really screws up my nerves in my skin.


I'd love to see it! Maybe you should where gloves.

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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Cubic Royal skewb (Video added)
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:23 am 
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Darren Grewe wrote:
Drewseph wrote:
Looks great! My pillowed skewb is something I should have shown back when I made it in october. however I never got around to stickering it. Do you get any strange tingling/cold sensations in your hands / forearms when handling black dyed puzzles?

I have had to stop holding my puzzles because the dye really screws up my nerves in my skin.


I'd love to see it! Maybe you should where gloves.


Dude I would not just wear gloves. First of all because you don't want to wear gloves when playing with a puzzle and secondly this sounds a bit serious. That can not be healthy. Crazy.

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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Cubic Royal skewb (Video added)
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Thats why I have stopped making puzzles. in any case didn't mean to hijack. great puzzle!

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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Cubic Royal skewb (Video added)
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Drewseph wrote:
Thats why I have stopped making puzzles. in any case didn't mean to hijack. great puzzle!


Instead of stop making puzzles, you can just make white puzzles. You don't have to dye all your puzzles black.

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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Cubic Royal skewb (Video added)
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:10 am 
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Do marker pens screw with your nerves too? If not, you could always colour in your puzzles. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Health issues when dyeing WSF?
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Or bying the puzzle black is also an option.

I will second Lukes suggestion as well. Permanent marker ink, and dye are very different.

Drew, maybe you should contact your docter in order to find out if you are allergic or something.

Dying is not new, and if it must have been taken off the market if it had serious risks involved.

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 Post subject: Re: Health issues when dyeing WSF?
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Dyes that we use for puzzles are orginally supposed for dyeing clothes that are, of course, in constant contact with skin. Why should it he harmful for health? I doubt that these issues have not been thoughly investigated.

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 Post subject: Re: Health issues when dyeing WSF?
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If it's sold in the USA, the FDA's probably had a peek at it. But that's not saying much, is it?

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 Post subject: Re: Health issues when dyeing WSF?
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It's good to see you back Drew! We missed you. Did your move go okay?

You seem to have rather bad luck with allergies :cry:

That really sucks, I didn't know that you are done making puzzles. I love your creations, but never at the risk of your health.

Good luck finding an alternative!

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 Post subject: Re: Health issues when dyeing WSF?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:38 pm 
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thanks, for the moment I am done. all the big ideas are taken. however I plan to sell some more puzzles soon. I just need to get my stuff together. Austin is AMAZING!

anyway, RIT Dye is said to cause "Persistent skin sensations" if directly exposed. I thought it meant "in liquid form" but apparently it the fine powder once it is dry is also enough!

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