Lean Thinking and the Eight Sources of Waste

The phrase “waste not, want not” is incredibly accurate when applied to organisations. Even in the best run companies, waste is everywhere. Some Lean practitioners use the analogy of putting on their waste goggles, when they do this, they say they see waste everywhere! Use of more raw materials than needed Rework-making mistakes Using more…

Identifying All Important Forklift Parts

Forklift trucks are not just known for lifting materials but also for being a flexible machine that has different functions depending on the attachment you connect to it. There are various attachments available there that you can use as an alternative function of a forklift, such as rotator, sideshifter, pole attachment and many more. However,…

The Best RV Covers Are Made of Ripstop Fabric

The sporting goods community has a new term when it refers to the material used to make heavy duty tear resistant equipment. That term is ripstop and it refers to 100% woven fabric that is lightweight and has a nylon-threaded interlocking design that resists tearing and ripping. Ripstop fabrics are made by weaving and interlocking…

How to Drive Under Poor Conditions

Driving under poor conditions is more than just icy or wet roads. Some of the worst situations include dusk and night driving; rain, fog, snowstorms, and drifting snow; sunshine and shadows; and driving towards the sun. These problems are discussed separately in the following sections. Dusk During this period of half-light, the cone central vision…

Bridge Building

Several years ago, while visiting Fisherman’s Wharf, I touched a replica of the Golden Gate Bridge which was part of a small scene constructed and sold by an artist. As I fingered the delicate arch, I wished with all my heart for a fleeting moment, that I could actually see the “real” Golden Gate Bridge.…

Work from Home Assembly Jobs is a Scam

The ads blare out at you from their static websites: Free Home Assemby Jobs. Make money doing easy assembly work. Assemble product work from home offers are abundant online and offline. I know how tempting it is to believe their claims. You see, several years ago, I too looked at these types of ads and…

Tips For Mounting a Flat Screen TV

A variety of flat screen TV wall mounts are available at home appliance stores or on the Internet. Wall mounts are important accessories as they can really enhance your TV-viewing experience. If you get an incompatible TV wall mount or you fix one incorrectly, you may not have the best viewing experience and you do…

How To Use A Carpentry Hammer

The first objective is to choose a carpentry hammer that you are comfortable with. These days there are many different types, shapes, and sizes to use. There are finish carpentry hammers, framing hammers, sheetrock hammers and more. Hammers come in different sizes so before a decision is made on use a hammer make sure that…

Mosaic Backsplashes for Your Kitchen

The areas above the stove, the sink, and surrounding the sides of our kitchen island are tricky areas to decorate. Do you a) Put up wallpaper? (It will probably peel) b) Paint it? (Can it hold up to the heat / easy to clean?) c) Put up a glass mosaic backsplash? (Just wipe away with…

How To Prevent And Repair Water Damaged Brickwork

Continual exposure to water is usually the primary reason that you’ll find water damage on your brickwork. Defective rainwater systems are one common reason you’ll find your walls under continuous attack from the elements. One of the most preventable problems homeowners will face, I am still shocked to this day with the amount of water…

Five Things Your Painter Will not Tell You

If you're like most people looking for some curb appeal, the first and most valuable project that you undertake is painting. Whether inside or out, fresh paint provides excellent return on your investment of time and money. Many people find painting outside of their realm of expertise and hire professional painters, expecting them to be…

Vintage Chandeliers

A chandelier is undoubtedly an indulgence that can be seen used through history. Museums all over the world showcase exquisite pieces of intricately made chandeliers used by royalty. So, when in today's times one opts to give his home decor a vintage touch, it is the thought of a chandelier that first enters the mind.…