Friends old and new, THIS FALL I am perambulating all along the road with my all new humor/thrill/epiphanous show ALL RISE. Get tickets before the uninitiated “general” public beginning at:
10am local time on Tuesday 3/19 at www.offermanwoodshop.com/events with password: ALLRISE
JOIN ME IN LAUGHTER AND LEARNING AND ALSO SOME LIGHT DANCE
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Scarlett, wherever you are, you have captured my soul. 🌭
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O gardener of my sprouts and whip-smart af chanteuse in your fetching raiments @meganomullally please heed this beacon from #ManchesterUK and come flying through the cumulus to land in our church of love so that I can sing hallelujah into your basket
BE MY VALENTINE ❤️🌭❤️ 🌽👨🏻🌾
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Important safety post for users of wipe-on oil finishes: @therealadamsavage@offermanwoodshop@jimmydiresta@angelcitylumber #Repost@popularwoodworking with @get_repost
I’ve written about the dangers of linseed oil rags starting fires many times. But because many readers of the Shop Blog use wipe-on stains and finishes that contain linseed oil, the warning can’t be repeated too often. Manufacturers are not good at all about placing warnings on their containers.⠀
I thought of this danger recently when I came across a news article telling of fire in a small Wisconsin woodworking shop started by linseed oil rags. This led me to a video from ABC showing the spontaneous combustion of some rags placed in a cardboard box. In just over three hours they had self-ignited.⠀
You need to be aware that a number of finishing products we use contain linseed oil. These include Danish Oil and oil-based stains.⠀
The first time I heard of Danish Oil (specifically Watco) being responsible for a fire was many years ago. It happened in Connecticut. A family had finished coating a floor with Watco and gone to bed after placing the rags they had used in a trashcan. Three members of the family died in the fire that resulted.⠀
Another case with Watco occurred in a woodworking shop several doors down the street from mine. A friend had been using steel wool soaked with Watco to finish a project. He left the steel wool on his workbench and several hours later it started smoking. That got his attention.⠀
I talked to the National Fire Protection Association about tung oil. They told me that tung oil doesn’t spontaneously combust like linseed oil. I still treat tung oil as if it does, though.⠀
One caveat: Varnish doesn’t spontaneously combust, and many companies market their varnish as “oil.” For example, Waterlox, General Finishes, Minwax and Formby. You don’t have to worry about spontaneous combustion with these products. If a puddle of finish on the can or other non-porous surface dries hard in a few days and doesn’t wrinkle, it’s varnish. On the other hand, if you’re not sure, it never hurts to take the precautions as if it’s linseed oil.⠀
Take the danger of linseed oil
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Dance fans and also adherents of sexual congress here is a savoury “how-to” in the field of co-habitation and puzzles. 🧩
THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD, a book, that’s right.
A few signed copies remain at @offermanwoodshop or you can also get it at your local independent bookseller, whom you should be supporting anyway as they are our lifeblood and whatnot. #Copulation ❤️
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I had the estimable pleasure of laying eyes on the award-winning Belted Galloway Cows of Mrs. Anne Bell at Clifton Farm, including her formidable bull Hercules. You can see the Fells of the Lake District in the distance across the Soloway. Thanks to @herdyshepherd1 for my continued education and to @galloway_farm for an inspiring sunset. 🐑 🐮 🌅
Friends in Australia and New Zealand, I shall endeavor to rouse your enthusiasm and raise your spirits when I visit in June upon the occasion of my new tour ALL RISE.
There will be songings and also talking-to’s to accompany this kickass poster by @matt_davies_draws ❤️
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At @offermanwoodshop we understand the value of being a good neighbor, and @wheelermadeit is the best we have, which means he has a couple of our sockets and we still have his fancy vise grips. That is why we’re plugging his gorgeous sculpture, available to you for this love time, with his copy below:
NEW from the love laboratories of wheelerMADE!
Get a beautiful gift for your lover for Valentines Day
Cast Bronze Hummingbird with wood (various species) or marble heart
5 x 5 x 5"
These little lovelies were inspired by my wife, who loves hummingbirds. Made of bronze and various species of wood salvaged from the street trees of Los Angeles, these sculptures hang on the wall (with hardware provided). The title, 3000bpm (beats per minute), refers to a hummingbird’s average wing speed, but also to that feeling one gets when in the presence of the subject of your affection.
The hummingbird uses enormous amounts of energy and is in constant search for sustenance to maintain the life force it needs to fly. The soul is the same.
-Dianne V. Lawrence
There’s a tension between the hummingbird and the handcuffs. We all live somewhere between the two.
Found some cool #BookNerds in the #stacks
Seriously check out this mind-blowing Manchester, England public resource, but they only prefer about 2,000 visitors per day so maybe spread yourselves out 📚@thejohnrylands
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This custom built library is astonishing and lousy with exceptional wood and stone work. @thejohnrylands is still a functioning library that also boasts excellent gallery exhibits like “The Women Who Shaped Manchester” and “St. John’s fragment” which I was super excited to check out until I learned that it was NOT his foreskin ☹️