Keeping and Handling Japanese Inro

Antique lacquer has always been highly valued for its lasting qualities and strength, as not only could a very high gloss be achieved, but it also proved to be impervious to alcohol, acids and hot liquids. It appealed to the Zen Buddhism ideals of ‘Yin and Yang’, as lacquer appears to be so delicately beautiful…

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What Are Bound Carpet Remnants?

There is a huge misunderstanding when it comes to the term “bound carpet remnants”, as people tend to confuse this with small area carpeting, and this is just not true. A bound carpet simply means that a roll of carpet is covered in paper or plastic, and bound with rope, twine, or tape, and is…

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What is Poison Croquet?

In some areas of the Western United States a simple form of croquet is being played, one different than the traditional competitive forms of croquet. This type of croquet is often called Poison, and is a favorite of amateur or casual croquet players. Poison croquet is played with the standard nine wicket croquet set. It…

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Bricks & Sticks: Ceiling Options

Real estate ads and builders brochures often contain ceiling descriptions other than the standard eight-foot flat types that are found in many homes today. Understanding the options you have, especially when building a new home can create a unique space for your family to enjoy. Tray: A stepped ceiling, where as the design moves further…

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Damaged House Siding?

How to Detect Damaged House Siding Most people are unaware of the extent of damage to the siding on their homes. Water and moisture infiltration can cause house siding to expand, mold, deteriorate, warp, buckle, etc. However, many problems can be remedied if done early on. Routine inspection is essential. Here are some tips to…

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The Different Types of Electric Violins

Electric violins have been around for a long time and in today's world, they are available in different styles. There is the full electric type with built-in pickup and there is the electro-acoustic violin which has a separate pickup that is typically attached to the bridge, body and fingerboard. This piece will feature on full…

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The Best Modern Fireplaces

The only way you can get natural warmth and at the same time decorate the inner or outer part of your apartment is by installing the modern fireplaces. Before you think of making an installation, you need to be aware of the dangers of having a fireplace. However, the latest types of fire area designs…

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Ideas for Beginner Woodworking Projects

Hanging Organizer-You can build, essentially, a wood sign and affix interesting handles, knobs or hooks for hanging keys. You can make one with a magnetic strip for hanging knives in the kitchen. Heavy duty hooks can be used to create a great place to hang bags, purses, coats and backpacks. Simple products like this are…

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Analysis of Alvin Toffler’s Third Wave

Alvin Toffler in his seminal work denotes that civilization occurs in three stages which he describes metaphorically as Waves. The first wave was the agricultural civilization, the second wave was the industrial epoch and the third wave is technological society. He strongly derides doomsday prophets and espouses the view that civilization on the whole is…

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A Brief Overview of the Electric Furnace Transformer

The most widespread function of transformers is actually in the transportation of electricity from power plants to the several positions in which the voltage is noticeably paced down to the functional levels. The electric furnace transformers keep a complete balance in the electricity distribution in circuits, machines and other sources involving power for its operation.…

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How to Lay Drainage Pipes

Drainage pipes are used in the system of removing effluent from utilities to the sewer or septic tank. In sewer systems from houses, pipes are laid in between inspection chambers. The system must be able to clean itself without blockage. This is achieved by having the correct gradients. The system uses mostly UPVC tubing. Its…

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Timber (Wood) As Building Material in Homes

Choosing the right material for building homes can be a huge ordinal, especially with so many building materials to choose from such as steel, stone, concrete, etc. However, a great option to choose as a building material in homes is Timber (Wood). When wood is used for construction purposes, it is either cut or pressed…

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