Tea Tray Bouts For Classical Fencing

In the 1800s some fencing masters were reputed to teach lessons with their students standing in a tea tray. This unusual practice was designed to force disciplined blade work and eliminate reliance on the retreat as a defense. It comes from an era in which fencing was becoming increasingly distant from the realities of the…

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"One For the Gipper" – The Original Story

President Ronald Reagan is tagged fondly as “The Gipper” as the result of his movie portrayal of Notre Dames’ legendary football player. The nickname is so firmly attached to the president that the real Gipper is nearly forgotten. The true story is clouded by the mist of time. His hometown of Laurium, in Michigan’s Upper…

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4 Exciting New Green Technologies

Green communities and residential buildings are gaining popularity all across the nation. As the green housing movement gains momentum, developers and architects are rolling out exciting new green technologies and features. Below are four communities that are changing the “green” movement for the better. 1. Porous Streets & Sidewalks Pringle Creek, a 132 home development…

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Specialized Construction Areas For Industry Builders

A common definition for the word ‘builder’ is a construction worker. As a construction industry builder working primarily in construction sites, this artisan or laborer take part and could possibly specialize in any of the various construction occupations: A bricklayer or alternatively called mason, is a tradesman who sets bricks to assemble brickwork. A colloquial…

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Dowels and Easter Crafts

 Dowels  are frequently a staple when it comes to woodworking and crafting. Favorably, they may be purchased relatively inexpensively, too. This makes crafting any number of projects both possible and enjoyable. Woodworking and crafting projects that use  dowels  can range from simple to extravagant. With Easter quickly approaching, why not find some appropriately themed creative…

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Joan of Arc – A Being Like None Other

On May 30, 1431, nineteen-year-old Joan of  Arc  was burned at the stake. The charge? Witchcraft. In 1429, an illiterate peasant girl residing in the tiny city of Domremy, France, began a relentless pursuit to gain an audience with the heir to the French throne, Charles VII. How she managed it is a story in…

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The Fundamentals of Bow Hunting

Bowhunting is an ancient sport that has greatly evolved over the years. New equipment now provides better precision and stronger shots. For a beginner, it can be a frustrating practice leading to a rewarding experience. Some basic knowledge of the equipment needed for bow hunting is necessary, as well as a thorough understanding of the…

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Manual Lymph Drainage

Manual lymph drainage also known as MLD is a gentle massage system that helps in encouraging the circulation of the lymphatic fluid naturally within the body. It is a common treatment that is given to most patients who suffer from lymphedema, where the lymph nodes are blocked usually in the legs as well as the…

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Drain Cleaning From Expert Plumbers

Blocked drains are one of the most common problems people face in their daily lives. This problem may occur at any point of time in your kitchen or garage or bathroom, or even in your drain pipes. Wherever it occurs, it poses a huge trouble for the homeowners and may end up with heavy expenditure.…

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Using a Drill to Make Holes in Wood

Making holes in a wood with a drill is quite an easy job. What you need is just the right kind of drilling tools for particular wood. Skills and tools are both important for drilling holes in wood. Many times people often commit some blunders like applying too much pressure while drilling, drilling with fast…

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Recommendations to Consider in Purchasing Timber

As a background, the two categories of wood are hardwood and softwood. As indicated by the term, hardwood materials are heavy and durable. These are used principally for furniture, dockyards, outdoor decks, and flooring. Softwood is said to be substandard compared to its counterpart. However, it also has purposes such as house structures, cladding and…

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