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…

Do it Yourself Scaffold Towers

The procedure for building scaffold towers used to be a complicated affair and for the ordinary DIY painter or self-employed tradesman, setting up a scaffolding structure was avoided at all costs. Scaffold of yesteryear was substantial and required a large lorry in order to move it from one site into the next. It required an…

Five Simple Steps to Install Laminate Wood Flooring

You love the look of real wood and have always dreamed of owning a home with beautiful wood floors. But, is hardwood the best choice for you? Have you considered a very attractive alternative laminate wood flooring? Laminate wood flooring is much less expensive than hardwood flooring, it’s very durable, and it comes in almost…

Finishing Your Canvas Print With Lacquer

Canvas prints are a great way to turn your favorite photos into fantastic works of art. This is mainly because canvas is very durable and can last for several years. Unfortunately, no matter how durable canvas is, it is also prone to damage. The image printed or drawn on it could fade, particularly if the…