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sparkus88

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Hi I've just done the 1st coat of boil linseed oil on my bandsaw. I know I need to let the rags dry flat before throwing away, I assume that also applies to latex gloves I used.

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I wouldn't of thought latex gloves would be a problem really, the trouble with linseed oil is that it spontaneously combusts, as evidenced by the kings cross tube fire several years back. Personally I always chuck my rags into the chimnea and burn them under control.
 

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I've stupidly forgot to put handles on the drawers of the box but the already have one coat of linseed oil. Should I sand back the oil or will PVA glue by able to hold them on the drawers?
 

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deserter":3glozbl2 said:
the trouble with linseed oil is that it spontaneously combusts, as evidenced by the kings cross tube fire several years back.
The Kings Cross fire was caused by a match or cigarette that fell onto an oily (not linseed) and dusty escalator track :?

Not that I'm disputing the nature of linseed oil. My oily rags go into the chiminea for burning.
 

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Your absolutely right so google informs me, I always thought if was linseed on rags from polishing the woodwork. Not sure where I got that from but I stand corrected.
 

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I've worked for London Underground for 10 years so I've had that one drummed into me :lol: When I started LU was hot (pun not inteneded) on its fire safety training. Every member of staff had a fire safety certificate that had to be renewed every year. Then it became every two years... then they did away with it altogether :roll:
 
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