The Nuts and Bolts of the Screw

In previous articles we’ve discussed types and grades of stainless steel and special alloys such as A286, Inconel, Monel, MP35N, Invar 36, and others. However, it’s only when these materials get made into useful products that their value becomes evident. The lynch pin of products is that of the fastener, for without fasteners everything would…

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How To Reset Your File Opening Defaults

When it comes to playing your music files, or opening a document, there are many computer programs to choose from. Some computer programs work better than others, and over time it is easy to come to depend upon a computer program to open your favorite files. Many people have a particular program they like to…

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The Lean Diet Anyone Can Follow!

When dieting for a contest or photo shoot I always try to construct my contest diet in a "I can live with this diet" type plan. Between work, kids, training, and juggling all the other personal responsibilities I may have in life, a complicated diet makes the task that much harder to accomplish. It always…

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What is a Bridge Rectifier and What Does it Do?

A bridge rectifier is a device used to transform alternating current (AC) into direct current (DC). Additionally, a bridge rectifier is used in model railroads to provide the correct direct current to run the motors and other accessories. Placed in the decoder, the bridge rectifier has many functions. Let's describe the functions of a bridge…

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Terence Fisher and Hammer Horror

Terence Fisher (23 February 1904 – 18 June 1980) was a British director and a prominent name in the English gothic cinema. He is most remembered for his work with Hammer films, where he presented gothic horror in full lurid colour. The sexual overtones and explicit horror in his films, whilst pretty tame compared to…

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Painting and Decorating Techniques: Dragging

To create a feeling of luxurious silk or designer wallpaper "faux dragging" can be applied on the majority of perfectly smooth and readied surfaces. Whilst it is a fairly easy technique to actually learn it creates impressive benefits to the overall painting and decorating project as the finishes are both luxurious and stunning. A huge…

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Basic Barbeque Safety Tips – Part One

Barbeque used to be a once-per-year, summer activity where family and friends gathered all together and cooked tasty, meat-based food outdoors. Nowadays, barbeque has become a very common practice; it has broken the boarders of the once-a-year practice and it's not uncommon to find families that will arrange a barbeque several times a month! However,…

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