Timber Used in Woodturning

A woodturner will always try to use the most interesting and beautiful hardwood varieties for making wooden bowls. Some of the best turning timber cannot be bought, it has to be found. Look out for timber with burrs or spalting, which can make specially attractive pieces. Burrs are the twiggy, lumpy growths sometimes found on…

Green Picnic Table Options

If you are in the market for a picnic table, times have evolved past the day of the classic wooden picnic tables. Americans have become more concerned with the condition of our planet, and more people are "going green." A result of this trend is a rise in the popularity of recycled plastic picnic tables.…

Advantages of Board Games

Board games, being considered as a source of leisure have been pushed ahead making them one of the most favorite games among the other modern ones. These games are worth playing mainly because they give you a reason to spend valuable time while you play on board with your family and are extremely beneficial to…

Front Porch Painting On An Old House

Many homes feature a wood porch area at the front door, and on older homes it is usually covered in many layers of paint from years of maintenance. It takes certain methods to do a good job of porch painting, and you must treat and prepare the old paint well if you want a long…

Contractor Advertising

Contractor advertising requires a few foundational elements in order to be successful. These elements are message, methods, and consistency. Employing these principles into a contractor marketing plan will increase the number of bids and ultimately the number of new jobs. Any contractor that has worked at his craft for a considerable time understands his limits.…

Potatoes – How to Cook Roast Potatoes

Roast potatoes are a treat when prepared correctly. They should be golden crisp on the outside, with a soft creamy fluffy centre. Take your pick from the techniques and recipes below to do them perfectly every time. General Cooking tips for Roast potatoes Choose the right potato. You need a ‘floury’ potato, and not a…

Strain Relief Bushing: A Small But Essential Accessory

When your expensive electrical, electronic and communications equipment is connected up and you begin using it, you may find that the cabling undergoes high amounts of stretching, bending, twisting etc. which are known collectively as “strain.” In due course of time wires and cables get damaged due to abrasion and continuous flexing. To prevent such…

The Pros and Cons of Having a Ferret For a Pet

My ferrets “dook,” do the war dance, and “skitter” between my feet, and make my husband, kids, and I smile. For my family, ferrets are excellent pets. My husband thinks they’re better than dogs, and the whole lot of us prefer ferrets to cats. Ferrets are very different from cats and dogs, however.Their behavior, smell,…

Why Do We Build Skyscrapers?

A lot of buildings in the world today, that are considered representatives of Modern Architecture, seem to have exceeded all natural limitations when it comes to height. The typically monolithic shape of the popular (from the looks of it) skyscrapers continue to increase in height. The tallest building in the world in the year of…

On Pneumatic Elevators

Elevators for use in residential buildings and small commercial spaces come in four principal types — hydraulic, winding drum, counterweight and pneumatic lift. All of them have several pros and cons but the last one is undoubtedly the most interesting of the group. Known for their bullet-like shape and unique glass exteriors, pneumatic lifts provide…