Saturday, August 27, 2011

Smokin' Rags

I have heard many stories of the danger of putting chemical soaked rags into the studio garbage.
This is the first time I have ever had the opportunity to see what actually happens.
During a workshop earlier this year one my students had disposed of her rags some of which had been soaked with linseed oil and to our amazement we watched as the bag started to smolder and then smoke. They actually self ignited as they began to dry, totally on their own, pretty amazing. I wish I would have thought to take a better photo but she did manage to shoot this one. You'll have to trust me on this one.

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