LumberJocks

Didja ever..................

  • Advertise with us

« back to Safety in the Woodworking Shop forum

Forum topic by Bill White posted 04-01-2013 11:11 PM 553 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Bill White's profile

Bill White

3447 posts in 2611 days


04-01-2013 11:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

Spill a quart of 2 cycle oil on the shop floor. End of the day, just home from work, filling the 2 cycle measuring bottle for the string trimmer, leaf blower, etc. Didja thjnk that I spoke words not appropriate for the LJ site? Didja think that I had to mop the CVT floor, wash out all the mops and towels, clean the bottom of my Merrells, curse some more, threaten to harm someone who made a stupid pouring lip on a quart bottle, swear at all 2 cycle engines, and still regain some composure, a drink, a cigar, and no personal bodily harm??????
SEND ME A POOOOOOR BABY MESSAGE OR I’LL KILL THE NEIGHBOR”S DOG. (Sure hope the little feller doesn’t croak after this post.)
Dang! I sure feel better now.
At least it was blue (the oil).
WHAAAAAAAA!
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us


7 replies so far

View Bill White's profile

Bill White

3447 posts in 2611 days


#1 posted 04-01-2013 11:16 PM

And further more, I wanted to edit my post…......................I do know how to spell think.
Where is my cigar?
Gotta be all uphill from here.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

View Howie's profile

Howie

2656 posts in 1574 days


#2 posted 04-01-2013 11:35 PM

I’ve found Boodles Gin is an effective cure all for situations like this!

-- Life is good.

View Handtooler's profile

Handtooler

1082 posts in 783 days


#3 posted 04-02-2013 12:11 AM

Yes of course, Kitty Litter and a stiff worn out broom get such up rather quickly and drys to a powdery gray dust Then dust pan and dispose. Works like Speedy Dry at NASCAR tracks. Plenty of obscene language any way.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

View Shawn Masterson's profile

Shawn Masterson

1254 posts in 599 days


#4 posted 04-02-2013 12:56 AM

when I was younger (17-18) I was changing the oil in my truck and got distracted. I never put the drain plug back in. I dumped 6QT of oil in (7QT pan)and checked it, the dip stick was dry???? puzzled I jumped down (lifted truck) and fell flat on my a*s in 6QT of fresh oil, I was covered. Lets just say the neighbors closed their windows, I sounded like a scene from Happy Gilmore. I never made that mistake again. also have you ever seen how fast and far 6QT of oil will travel on a sloped drive way. It took 150lb of oil dry to clean it up.

View woodbutcherbynight's profile

woodbutcherbynight

1266 posts in 1060 days


#5 posted 04-02-2013 01:50 AM

Sawdust, for those that keep it for such moments. Once used makes excellent fire starter, albeit with motor oil a bit smokey. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

View runswithscissors's profile

runswithscissors

937 posts in 676 days


#6 posted 04-02-2013 02:03 AM

I agree with woodbutcher. A few handfuls of sawdust soak it right up. After scraping up the worst of it, add some more fine sawdust and leave it overnight or longer. I will suck a lot of the remaining oil right out of the concrete. And yes, the shop stove takes care of it nicely.

View Grandpa's profile

Grandpa

3129 posts in 1326 days


#7 posted 04-02-2013 02:56 AM

Turn off all spark producing devices for this. Clean up what you can. Pour gasoline on the oil and stir it aropund with a stiff patio broom. cover the gasoline with portlan cement and let it sit for several hours. Sweep it up in a dust pan and air out the building good before you start the heat again. It will look like new.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase