Essential Steps on How to Build Concrete Slabs

When laying down a foundation, you should clearly know that a reinforced concrete is the main and most basic part of any building. They are basically made from concrete and steel usually 12-16 centimeter in thickness. Reinforced slabs are mainly made for ceilings and floors. The slabs do not have to be necessarily 12-16 cm…

Ship Model Jigs

You have selected the model that you want to build and decided how and where it will be displayed. You have collected the tools, plans and reference material you will need and created a secure work area for yourself. You are almost ready to begin. Before the actual construction of the model starts, there is…

Woodworking With Dowel Rods

All woodworkers should be familiar with dowels. They are easy to work with and can make a lot of woodworking endeavors less complicated. They can add beauty and strength to many different types of projects. Just imagine all of the things that you can do and create. Dowels should be staples in your wood shop…

Stack Molding For Plastic Injection Molding

Stack molds are some of the most amazing production tools to be found anywhere. The engineering and craftsmanship that goes into a stack mold is truly a marvel. For the layman, who has never built a plastic injection mold, it might look like a big, fancy piece of machinery that produces plastic widgets. Yet, from…

Types of Cordless Drill

The drilling or screw driving capacity of the various types of cordless drill is largely determined by the voltage and battery capacity (Ah). Broadly speaking the higher the voltage, the bigger the hole it will drill or screw, and a higher battery capacity will usually give a longer run time for any given job. As…

Timber Exploitation in Cameroon

The law n° 94-01 of January 20 1994 door system of the forests, wildlife and fishing foresaw in his item 71(1) the stop of the exportation of timber to the end of five years, the objective being to favor the economical development of Cameroon while creating value added by the local transformation of a first…

The Facts About Pressure Treated Lumber

Pressure treated lumber is advertised as having a long life (some say 40 plus years) with direct earth contact. The manufacturers soak the lumber in chemicals that penetrate into the outside surface. The most vulnerable area is where the wood is cut. Any such ends require localized treatment, if they are to be buried. My…

Ceramic Tile Over Linoleum – Is it a Good Idea?

Ceramic tile installation over many materials will work just fine. But will ceramic tile over linoleum work? That’s a good question and the answer is … it depends! Probably the most important step in a successful tile installation project is preparing the backing – the surface over which the tile will be installed. Save time…

Ladder Inspection – How to Assess Safety

Ladders are responsible for hundreds of injuries each year. Most of them would have been preventable if proper guidance and usage was followed and many others could also have been prevented if the ladders were inspected before they were used. Faulty, damaged or bent ladders are responsible for a large proportion of the accidents that…