Tea Tray Bouts For Classical Fencing

In the 1800s some fencing masters were reputed to teach lessons with their students standing in a tea tray. This unusual practice was designed to force disciplined blade work and eliminate reliance on the retreat as a defense. It comes from an era in which fencing was becoming increasingly distant from the realities of the…

Fence Repairs and Upgrades

A fence can be just the thing to make your home look and function the way you want it to. Keeping up with your fence is just as important as the initial purchase, as a broken one will start to draw attention to the flaw rather than the beauty of the design itself. Repairing your…

Celebrating Special Occasions on a Budget

Times are tough financially for everyone these days, for certain. However that does not mean people cannot enjoy holidays or other special occasions. This is especially true of families with children, but adults can follow this advice as well. There is no need to spend a fortune in order to enjoy an occasion. Here are…

Government Grants for Disabled Veterans

The United States troops are the heart and soul of the nation. They deserve our respect and gratitude because of their endless efforts to protect the American way of living and uphold freedom. Unfortunately, being a soldier exposes you to so many dangers. Thousands of soldiers have lost limbs in battle and were sent home…

Attaching Wood To Concrete

A very important tip is to use the right tool for each method. When you’re dealing with concrete and masonry, you’re obviously dealing with extremely hard material. Woodworking hammers are too light and steel drill bits too soft. The concrete is also brittle. Hard sharp chips are likely to fly out as you work on…

Drain Cleaning

Basic Drain Cleaning There are few ways to clean a drain and maintain it today. One such way is to use a mechanical auger or machine such as a “snake” or a plunger. These types of systems require a knowledge of plumbing and physical strength. When was the last time you used a plunger and…

Drill Bit Sets – Do it Yourself Guide

A power  drill  is what you will need for your small work around the house. These power  drills  can help bore the  drill  a hole into almost any material within the home say wood or glass or even special stained glass. What you need is the perfect  drill  bit set for your needs. A  drill …

Timber Garden Fencing Choices

Choosing a  timber  garden fence is not something most people do on a regular basis. This is mainly because a  timber  fence, once in place, will last for a great many years before it needs replacing. Consequently, it’s quite difficult to know and understand the potential choices you can be faced with when it comes…

Plastic Lumber Vs Wood

Plastic lumber is now becoming more popular among many wanting to build greener projects. Since plastic lumber first started being used for commercial building in 1990, many builders have found out the many benefits of using this green product. Plastic lumber does not fade, warp and does not attract bugs, such as termites. These are…

A Board President’s Checklist For Success

The most successful nonprofit organizations have well-managed boards. These boards are clear about their own purpose, they have strong, positive relationships with Executive Director and staff personnel, and they feel good about the work they’re doing and about the other members of the board. As the Board President, you can de-motivate your board members by…

Front Porch Designs – Know Your Porch’s Purpose

Front porch designs are usually modeled after a home’s architecture – such as country, contemporary, or perhaps a Victorian style. The style of a porch should fit the architectural style of the home as much as possible. Otherwise, it will look out-of-place and not give you the curb appeal you need. But just as important, when…

Contractor Web Design

Contractor’s Website Design Objectives Contractors website design and contractor website design objectives revolve around a basic principle; build traffic through relevant content. This is the cornerstone for everything else related to a successful contractor website design. What is the objective when building a website? Identifying leads? Branding? Selling specific services? Company or personal recognition? It…

Investing in Land for Development: Cardinal Rules

People who invest in land for a living, like builders and developers, know that following a couple of cardinal rules can mean the difference between having a deal that’s potentially viable and one that is a disaster in the making. Here are the principles that influence their purchasing decisions. Rule 1: LocationLocation is the most…