Bending Wood – Different Techniques Used

How often have you gazed in wonder at the beautiful intricate shapes of wooden architecture, marvelling at the sheer creativity of the workman? Such extraordinary shapes and designs can be made only with the aid of bended pieces of wood. So how can this bending be done? There are various methods that can be adopted…

Offshore Cutting and Dismantling

Offshore cutting and dismantling is usually undertaken as a result of decommissioning work on oil and gas platforms. In the UK this generally means in the North Sea. Because of the highly volatile nature of oil and gas and the potential dangers associated with working in such an environment, any offshore cutting operations have to…

Guide to Patio Door Types

Traditional or modern? Classic or contemporary? Varying tastes and different architectures throughout the years, as well as innovations and enhanced lifestyles, have given rise to the wide choice in patio door variations currently available in Britain. This article aims to describe the types of patio doors – their styles and functionality, similarities and differences, together…

Jimson Weed – Uses and Side Effects

Jimson weed is most commonly used as dried leaves, with or without tips of flowering branches. The ripe seeds and flowers without leaves are also used. Seeds are small, long, flat, and dark yellow to brown. Jimson weed’s primary action isanticholinergic, caused by 0.1 % to 0.6% atropine, hyoscyamine, and scopolamine. All parts of the…

How to Weld Aluminum

Learning how to weld aluminum can be tricky depending on the process used and the thickness of the aluminum. There are three basic methods to weld aluminum; they are gas, mig and tig welding. How to gas weld aluminum. This type of welding is not common but will be found in several maintenance industries such…

How to Make Nut Brittle – Three Easy Recipes

Nut brittle makes a delicious snack or dessert. You can use pretty much any nuts to make it, including peanuts, walnuts, hazelnuts or hickory nuts, and there are lots of different varieties. The following three recipes show you three different ways of making this delicious candy. If you do not have strong teeth but you…

5 Simple Gift Ideas For Women Who Have Everything

It’s no surprise when a woman is presented with a gift, and with an unmoved, sometimes even shocked, expression says, “Oh, you really should not have.” It’s no surprise to her; she probably already has the perfumes and purses, the jewelry and the numerous dresses to match and every shade of every season’s collection of…