Fabric Painting for Beginners

So you want to learn how to paint on fabric? That’s really cool and a great decision. There is so much you can do with fabric painting as a craft whether it’s for fun or profit. There was a time when this craft was considered a skill only for the schooled artist or the creative…

Hercules – What is the Measure of a True Hero?

‘Long ago, in the faraway land of ancient Greece, there was a golden age of powerful gods and extraordinary heroes. And the greatest and strongest of all these heroes was the mighty Hercules. But what is the measure of a true hero? Ah, that is what our story is…’ Fables are fashionable, no doubt about…

Who Invented The First Compaction Roller?

A compaction roller is an item of construction equipment used to compact surfaces such as concrete, soil, gravel or macadam during the construction of foundations and roads. They are also used for landfill compaction, typically with a sheepsfoot roller pattern with the aim to achieve a compacted surface over and above a smooth one. Compaction…

Mobile Car Wash Sample Contracts

Many mobile car wash owners believe that when they get started they need lots of contracts with companies, buildings and property managers to get exclusivity to wash cars. And it would be smart to have several such contracts drawn up when they are asked for. More importantly you will need a copy of your Liability…

A Few Facts About Tin Collectables

For ages, food suppliers and other commercial enterprises have used packaging to market themselves. In yesteryear, food processors sold their edibles in tin containers to guarantee the consumer a fresh product. These containers were colorfully designed and featured the company brand. Tins like these were used for various types of food products, such as cookies,…

Low Pressure Vs. High Pressure Paintball Tanks

Should I get a high pressure or low pressure N2 or HPA tank for my paintball gun? That’s a good question. Let’s get a few things straight first. The terms “nitrogen tank” and “high pressure air” (HPA) tank mean the same thing. Fields and stores use compressed air to fill the tanks because air is…

The Spirit of the Blackthorn Tree

From the earliest times our Celtic and Druid ancestors from Iron Age times and probably before, the countryside in which they lived was the centre of their universe. It was full of meaning and wisdom. The trees were particularly important in the role each should play in their lives. We can once again use this…

Trampolines in Winter – Protecting Your Equipment

Trampolines are an endless source of entertainment and exercise. There’s just something about being able to jump high into the air, only to bounce right back up again that has attracted kids of all ages ever since the trampoline was invented in the 1930’s. Since that fateful day, the trampoline has been used for many…

How to Fix a Smelly Carpet

Does your house smell like a locker room or dirty sweat socks? Whether your whole house has smelly carpet or just a room or two, the odor can be overwhelming. Common carpet odors range from cat urine and smoke odors to mildew and that oh-so-pungent sweaty sock smell. Steam cleaning the carpets oftentimes makes the…