An Autumn Weekend Getaway

The end of summer- the end of fun? Autumn is usually associated with work, rain, start of the school year and all the other things we tried to forget about during the summer. But who says you have to forget about having fun? It does not matter if it is the middle of October. Just…

Golf Vacation Package Benefits

Golf is a popular sport to plan a vacation around. Places like Myrtle Beach, South Carolina have over 4 million games of golf played on year on its courses. With so many hungry golf travelers, it only seems fair that they deserve a price break. When you book as a package deal you can save…

The Damaging Effects of Hail

Hail stones can range from around 5 millimetres in size to as large as 150 millimetres. Hail stones are made up of solid ice, and these larger ones that can come hurtling out of the sky during rough thunderstorms can naturally cause major damage and destruction. Those without protective canopies risk severe damage to property…

Concrete Anchor Bolts

When constructing a building, anchor bolts are needed to attach object to concrete wall or base in order for the foundation to be stronger and more durable. With concrete anchor bolts, the structure is resistant to earthquakes and other phenomenon that may rock it. Concrete anchor bolts are the most sought-after bolts and it comes…

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's SuperAlloy

Superalloys have changed the world we live it. From high speed jets to state of the art medical devices our lives are made better by these materials and the fasteners used to hold them together. What are they: Superalloys are combinations of elemental metals that display excellent mechanical strength and creep resistance at temperatures above…

Stacking Firewood – Where Is the Joy?

Sometimes hard work can simplify things, ease the mind, instill a sense of accomplishment just at the right time. Cutting and stacking firewood does that for me. Stacking is especially enjoyable. A well organized wood pile is a visual and aromatic delight, a Robert Frost poem come to life. Of course, a well ordered wood…

The Lang Model 60 BBQ Smoker

At the time we wrote “Competition BBQ Secrets”, we were using the Lang Model 60 exclusively. So all the tips in the book will work on this barbeque smoker in addition to all others. The Lang Model 60 is a very nice smoker. If you don’t mind the little bit of extra work involved in…

Seeking Protection Against Arc Flash

Arc flash is a common phenomenon that needs to be safeguarded against in some working facilities. This is a kind of electrical explosion that occurs due to a low impedance connection. This connection could be with the ground or another voltage phase from an electric system. There are various methods that can be employed to…

How To Unclog A Kitchen Sink Drain

It is always unpleasant to discover a clogged drain. Fortunately, there are several methods available you can try before needing to pick up the phone and contacting your local plumber. The first thing to try is running very hot water down your drain for about 5-10 minutes. Sometimes, this is all you need to break…

Bench Pillar Drill Hazards to Avoid

A bench pillar drill also known simply as a bench drill is the bench-mounted version of a pillar drill. This article outlines some of the hazards that you need to avoid when using your bench pillar drill. Insecure base — like all pillar drill tools, the bench drill is heavy; heavier than you may think…

Fretwork and Scroll Sawing Experiences

Fretwork is "decoration or patterns or patterns on a surface made by cutting into or through the surface", according to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary. But to me, fretwork and scroll sawing, as it is often referred to, is a great way to relieve stress and at the same time get a sense of accomplishment when your item…