Glacier National Park – Lodging Alternatives at the Amtrak Train Stations by Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park received its designation in 1910. George Bird Grinnell, an early Montana explorer, was instrumental in prodding the United States government to protect this land. Today, about 2 million people visit the 1500 square miles of the park annually. Fortunately, Glacier National Park is well served by Amtrak’s Empire Builder year-round. The Great…

History of Reinforced Concrete

It is a known fact that the discovery of using the columns was done with the ancient Egyptians architects and also it is a well known fact that the perfection of the architectural art was done by the Greeks and the Roman. As it can be seen today, the use of reinforced concrete columns is…

Servicing the Stuffing Boxes Aboard Your Boat

If your boat has inboard engines, chances are it is equipped with a stuffing box to allow a watertight seal for the propeller shafts. Stuffing boxes are also used to seal rudder posts that penetrate the hull below the waterline too. Stuffing boxes are actually the seals that allow prop shafts and rudder posts to…

Woodturning Techniques

Woodturning is a way to make wooden projects using a lathe. The wood is generally turned by a motorized lathe while a tool us used to shave, gouge, and shape it into different objects. Woodturning is commonly used to make bowls, furniture, bats, instruments, wooden toys, game pieces, spindles, chair or table legs, and plates.…

A Brief History of Cruise Ships

Ocean-going vessels were originally built to transport cargo across the oceans. In 1818, the Black Ball Line offered regularly scheduled service between the United States and Britain. But it was slow and not designed to carry passengers. When Cunard was granted the contract to deliver mail between Britain, Canada, and the United States in 1939,…

Try The Cybex Arc Trainer To Lose Those Extra Pounds

The Cybex Arc Trainer is the official exercise equipment of the Biggest Loser, the hit TV program that challenges weight-challenged contestants to shed the most pounds in order to win the game. The machine is similar to Tony Little’s Gazelle with a number of significant enhancements. For one, the trainer reputedly increases the chance of…

Archery Range – Setting Up Your Own

If you are a serious archer, whether your aim is private hunting or competition, there is a good chance that at one point or another you are going to want to set up your own archery range. While this is a fairly straight forward endeavor, you will find that in order to practice good safety…

The Overflow Pool Deck Drainage System

Having still water on the pool deck can be extremely dangerous. Slippery pool decks are one of the most dangerous hazards of having a pool. Besides, still water is a perfect environment for germs fast reproduction, and this can cause serious sickness and is not a pretty sight. That’s why potential pool owners should think…

Drill-Drivers – The Best of Both Worlds

Any professional craftsperson could tell you that the selection of drills and drivers is endless. Each application, it seems, requires an entirely different set of tools. Craftspeople everywhere are juggling bits, cords, and batteries in a futile attempt to make that standard drill just drive a screw a little better; they struggle with bits and…

Selling Reclaimed Lumber

My business partner and I decided to invest in a project that would provide cash flow, profitability, and ultimately an asset at the end. We decided to purchase a 115 year old bourbon barn, dismantle it, and sell the material that was dismantled. We had no previous experience in salvage, demolition, or the wood industry.…

Shuffleboard Rules (Indoor Table Game)

Standard Rules: • Before the game begins, you first must decide who gets to throw last, called The Hammer.• To decide who gets The Hammer, each player throws one puck. The puck that is furthest gets The Hammer. • Each player has 4 pucks to throw during a round. Typically, 2 player or 4 player…