How to Hammer-On and What This Means

Hammering-on, as opposed to plucking each individual note while playing a guitar solo, is an important technique to understand if your progressions are to flow smoothly. Think of it as the difference between floating on top of the water on a day when the seas are rough versus a day when they are calm. You…

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Kids Crafts – Thanksgiving Mosaic

Many of the world's great civilizations used mosaic art to depict important images in special places. During my travels to Italy in college, we visited Venice. The cathedral there had a dome over the alter that beautifully depicted religious scenes and icons in mosaic tile. While we can not create something of that scale with…

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How to Clean Ostrich Leather Handbags

Ostrich is a soft and exquisite leather distinguished by its pattern of quill. It’s also one of the toughest, but most pliable of the exotic leathers. Full of natural oils, ostrich leather handbags have a high resistance to drying, cracking and stiffness. This is not a license to get careless with them, however. There are…

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Panning For Gold

Panning for gold has always been a favorite method of recovering gold from the ground. There are many types of gold pans. There are bucket pans like the roto pan that I believe was an Australian invention that sits in the top of a five gallon bucket into which the materials are placed. There is…

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Chairs for the Elderly and Chair Lift

Lift chairs are used a lot by the aged people, the immobilized, and those who may find it difficult to sit or stand due to body pain. Using chair lifts may offer the mobility, comfortable posture, and more independence. HSL chairs tilt in the forward direction when the user desires to sit down or stand…

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Making Soy Candles – Anyone Can Do It

Candles can be traced back to biblical times. For hundreds of years they were the only source of light in people’s homes, the earliest of which were made with tallow. It was not until the 1800’s that paraffin replaced this. A hundred years later and electricity replaced candles, with candles being relegated to fulfilling other…

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