What is Cyanoacrylate Adhesive (Glue)?

Cyanoacrylate Adhesive is also called Cyanoacrylate Glue, or even more popular, Super Glue. This adhesive is a simple polar linear molecule that polymerizes rapidly upon exposed to moisture, which is why it is called Super Glue. For many people, this adhesive seems to be the most convenient glue available when doing various bonding jobs. Actually…

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What’s a 3/2 Compressed Air Valve?

Recently, I published an article on this site titled: What’s a 2/2 compressed air valve? Here, in the next installment in this series, is information on a slightly more complex air valve; the 3/2 style. The first number in the 3/2 air valve, the three, refers to the number of “working” air ports that are…

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Snowboarding, Helmets, and Concussions

Snowboarding is an exhilarating winter sport that more and more young people are gravitating to each year. While exciting, however, it can also be a dangerous sport if necessary precautions are not taken. This is especially true for beginners who have not yet learned the basics of snowboarding. The most common snowboarding injuries tend to…

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Cold Casting With Resins

Cold Casting with Metal and Resins The traditional bronze cast sculpture is expensive. The British firm of Alex Tiranti in 1959 developed a cold casting process to achieve the same looking result as a furnace produced article, at a fraction of the cost. The process consisted of coating the inside of a rubber mould with…

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How to Rosin Your Violin Bow

Rosin is the reason that we are able to produce sound on the violin, creating friction that allows the bow to grip the strings. Without rosin, the bow will glide over the stings as if sliding on ice. This article provides a guide for how to apply rosin depending on whether the bow isn’t gripping…

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Propane Fireplaces – The Pros and Cons

Because of the emergence of propane fireplaces in the market, the wood fireplace industry has been getting bumps. The new heating device owners can testify to the effectiveness of propane. But lots of people remain uncertain on how you can compare fireplaces to the trusted wood fireplace. Uncertain are those fireplace owners, who still believe…

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Building With Bricks – Joint Types

When building with bricks, there are many types of brick joint you can use, each with it’s own specific purpose. Flush joints The mortar is cut flush to the outer face of the bricks with the trowel. Bricks that do not have a flat face will likely be hard to flush neatly. Rolled joints A…

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Misconceptions About the 4L60E 4L80E

1-What controls the shifts in a 4L60E 4L80E and can I replace the PCM with a vacuum modulator? The answer is the PCM is in complete control of every aspect of when and how the 4L60E shifts, Line Pressure and Lockup. If the command is given barring any mechanical failure clutches, Band ETC the transmission…

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The Good and Bad of a Fused Fishing Line

When selecting a line for your basting reel, many people would consider a fused fishing line. Over the past few years, this has become one of the most popular fishing lines for both amateur anglers and deep sea fishermen. This type of fishing line has excellent features and comes with quality materials to help make…

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