How to Balance on a Hoverboard

When seeing a hoverboard for the first time, people often ask us, “Is it hard to balance?” or “How long did it take you to learn?” To the initiated, these seem like silly questions, but everybody started here at some point. The fact of the matter is that a true “hoverboard” will float above the…

The RV Awning

The RV awning is one of those have-to-have accessories that at 3 am, with a howling wind, you may wish you did not have! Who can remember the half-dozen or so steps required to lower the thing under these conditions? Have you ever awakened after that midsummer overnight thunderstorm and your awning is sagging alarmingly?…

7 Caravan Must Haves

The list of things you should have ready for your caravanning holiday is highly subjective. There are however a few things that no caravanner, whether it’s your 1st or 51st time should be without. This article lists the top 7. First aid kit: In the first aid kit you should have a basic first aid…

Things You Shouldn’t Do While Longboarding

1. Don’t jump up and down on the board while you’re moving. As a matter of fact, don’t jump up and down on the board at all. Sure, it’s springy and trampoline-like, but it just won’t be the same when it snaps into two pieces. 2. Don’t ride backwards. It’s fun at first; but you’ll…

Introduction to PCB Assembly

Some of you might have heard of the term PCB Assembly and thought, “What’s that”? This article is meant to shed some light on the subject. The whole process of manufacturing electronic devices is a long and complicated one. The starting point for all electronics is in the material – Silicon or any other semiconductor.…

LCD TV Mounting Brackets

There is a variety of LCD TV mounting brackets to choose from, yet most people struggle with that simple task. Is it hard to decide which mounting bracket to buy? Of course it is not, but before you head towards you local TV store, let me explain some basics regarding mounting brackets shopping. I assume…

Blacksmith Power Hammer

The picture of a blacksmith most people have in their minds is that of a big well muscled man standing in a shop with a raging furnace in a corner and using a huge hammer to shape a piece of red hot metal. The principles of blacksmithing have not changed with the passing of time…

Glass Mosaic Tile

Glass mosaic tiles have been around for a long time; their popularity is ever-increasing. The volume of colors, different sizes, unique shapes and styles and the endless possibilities it offers for creative design, all are growing rapidly. While the popularity of glass tiles is growing, there appears to be apprehension with some contractors, builders and…

Creating a Faux Venetian Plaster Look

Plaster was common for covering walls in the 19th Century, but with the advent of drywall, plaster fell by the wayside, since it was costlier and took longer to apply. However, with many homeowners looking to recreate the look of plaster walls, the art of creating faux Venetian plaster finishes grows in popularity. You can…

Lighting Ideas – Using a Chandelier

Chandeliers are a tricky source of light to use appropriately. Located in the center of the room, the provide light that can be either shone directly downward or diffused throughout the room, usually broken up using reflection. In this article, I will discuss how to use the unique lighting of chandeliers correctly in lighting design.…

Decisions on Appetizers and Cocktail Hours

In order to have even more time to socialize or to give the married couple some time for pictures or quiet, the trend of cocktail hours has re-emerged. Of course, these aren’t the only reasons that you may want to contemplate a little fun before the actual start of the reception. For the wedding party…

Wall Clock – Only in Your Dreams

It was a very wintry morning in the upper Midwest. The night before it had snowed about 8 inches of the white powdery stuff. It’s 6:00AM and I’m out in my driveway shoveling the snow to clear the way for my car. It took me about 2 hours to complete the snow removal job around…