Planking the Deck of a Model Ship

The first stage to planking the deck is to fit the false deck to the frame. The false deck is usually made from 1mm plywood and will need to be slightly adjusted for the various bulkhead notches if supplied with your kit. Mark the centre line on the deck from bow to stern ensuring that…

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Plan the Work – Work the Plan

Introduction Zig Ziglar: “You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal.” When I came to real estate sales from the safety net of the public school system where life is routine and income guaranteed, I was in for a rude…

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Keep the Glow of Your Brass Railings

Anything that shines like gold almost always attracts people. Admit it or not, that golden glow is just so irresistible. The same reaction is shown by people to the brass railings. Having that same gold like color makes brass an attraction. Whether it’s installed on stairs at home or in commercial buildings such as hotels…

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Juliette Balconies – 5 ‘Must Knows’

A Juliet balcony (named after the balcony from which Shakespeare’s Juliet who famously courted Romeo from her balcony) is a type of false balcony fast becoming popular for adding increased light and ventilation to any room. This type of balcony first became popular on the continent and has now caught on elsewhere for their combination…

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How to Make Money in Self-Storage

Most Americans have more stuff than they know what to do with. As a result, they need extra space to store their stuff in. This basic need is the back-bone of the self-storage industry. But just because the demand is there doesn’t mean that making money filling that void is simple and guaranteed. The self-storage…

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How to Solder Copper Pipes in 5 Easy Steps

Almost all projects or goals of any size or importance require several steps during a period of time to complete. High-value projects and goals almost invariably require careful planning, several steps during a period of some time and perseverance to keep it going to see the project through to the end. Setting out to solder…

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Chess Openings – Sokolsky Opening

Category – Flank Opening Opening Move Sequence – 1 b4 ECO Codes – A00 The Sokolsky Opening is also called Orangutan Opening (see below for origin of that term) or Polish Opening. It is named after Grand Master Alexei Pavlovich Sokolsky from USSR who wrote a short book on this opening in 1963. According to…

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