Service Industry Lean Manufacturing – Implementation Guide

Non-manufacturing industries have not embraced lean manufacturing to the same extent as those producing a product. Some service industries have found the same principles apply, although the use of lean manufacturing tools is different. For example, a value added analysis is just as easily conducted with a worker talking on the telephone as someone using…

Why Do Helicopters Hover One Skid Low?

I have been asked a lot times why helicopters hover with one skid low. Helicopters with a counter clockwise rotating rotor system hover left skid low and helicopters with a clockwise rotating rotor system hover right skid low. Now there are two factors to consider in order to explain this phenomenon. The first one is…

France: Long Stay Visa Planning

We have a gift of time. My husband and I are both jobless for the first time since the 1980’s (you can do the math). The obvious and logical choice for most people would be to hit the pavement and search for new gainful employment. We are in the fortunate position that we do not…

Charles Bridge Is The Heart Of Prague

Charles Bridge is a famous historical bridge that crosses the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic. Charles Bridge is a stone Gothic bridge which is a really at the heart of Prague both physically and mentally. It is the connection between the Castle side of the river and the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.…

How to Assemble Log Furniture

Many customers or potential customers are fearful of how much work it will be to assemble their log furniture once it is purchased. Hopefully this article will help to clear up some of the questions that naturally arise. While assembly instructions vary between log furniture manufacturers, there are many similarities as well. Following is an…

Hammer Ons and Pull Offs For Lead Guitar

Your guitar is one of the most amazingly expressive instruments out there because of all the ways we have to ornament our notes. A variety of vibratos, rakes, slides, bends, and other techniques give the guitar a very vocal quality. Here we’ll be talking about two techniques you must have. Hammer ons and pull offs.…

Mosaic Tabletops: How to Create One

One of the most colorful forms of art around today is that of the mosaic. You can take the most ordinary item – a glass, a clock, a mirror, a birdbath, and by the application of tile or glass or small stones, turn it into an eye-catching piece of art. Do not be too ambitious…

Drywall Repair Questions Answered by a Professional

Before choosing a drywall contractor here are a few answers to questions I commonly get asked in the drywall industry. Question: I have water damage to my drywall, is it still good? Does it have to be replaced? Answer: Water can come from many different sources in your home. Roof leaks, air handlers, dishwashers you…

Modern Chandeliers And Their Versatile Characteristics

Chandeliers have been viewed as must-have lighting fixtures, because of the elegant radiance and appeal they bring to a home’s rooms. This ornate lighting piece made its big surge in the 19th 20th th centuries, and was a staple in most palaces and mansions in Europe and the United States. These lighting fixtures eventually found…