I know, I know, no self-respecting boat builder would ever build with red oak. This is not technically a wooden boat question. I have been building several bookcases as a component of some built-ins for my living room. I am using 3/4'' red oak ply which I pre-primed and painted using Behr primer and semi-gloss paint. I had a rather dramatic reaction most noticeably on my forearm. It's as if where the sawdust from my circular saw hit my arm, erupted in hives, itchy and quite red. The same hives on my guide hand securing the saw against the cut guide. I also had some numbness in my lips and face, though no visible hives. Anybody else ever have a reaction to these materials? Do you think it was the paint, the wood, the glue between plies?
I know this isn't really a boat thread, but I also know a lot of you guys build a lot more than just boats.