Battery-Powered-Tools, How to Get the Most From Them

Word Count: 854 Summary: Every year, more and more tools are developed that operate on batteries, freeing woodworkers from the constraints and annoyances of extension cords. Understanding how to get the most from your cordless tools, and how to select future purchases can help us get better performance from our tools while extending their life. Keywords: Battery Powered Tools, Tools, Woodwork, Woodworking Article Body: I remember a few years ago one of the sales people at my local hardware store told me they were expecting the arrival of new battery powered circular saw, I think it was a Makita. On hearing the phrase “battery powered circular saw”, I laughed out loud and told him to call me when the battery …

Basic Embossing with Rubber Stamps

This is a simple technique using Rubber Stamps and Thermal Embossing that will add dimension to your cards and artwork. Nothing looks as elegant as a stamped image that has been embossed in gold and has rich color added to enhance your artwork. You can use rubber stamps and thermal embossing on many different surfaces such as paper, glass, wood, leather, tile and ceramic objects. It’s fun to experiment and create your own unique and individual sense of style. Don’t be timid and have fun. The following steps will teach the beginner where to start Embossing with rubber stamps takes practice and the more you do it, the better your results. Remember your art is unique to your personal style. …

How To Clean Artificial Silk Flowers

Word Count: 931 Summary: Freshly cut flowers are very pleasing to the eye. Placing an arrangement of freshly cut flowers in a vase that sets them off properly will bring instant color and beauty to a room no matter how drab and shabby it may have otherwise been. Most people are cheered up by the sight of freshly cut flowers in a lovely vase. However, there are other people who cannot abide being near freshly cut flowers, mainly because they are allergic to them. For such people artificial silk flowers are seen as a suitable alternative. Keywords: artificial flowers Article Body: Freshly cut flowers are very pleasing to the eye. Placing an arrangement of freshly cut flowers in a vase …

How Bad Is The Air In Your House?

Air Purifiers are all the rage now, everybody has them and everybody sells them. There are Ionic Air Purifiers, regular filter Purifiers and HEPA filter purifiers. The Journal of the American Medical Association now suggests that the air pollution existing today in the US raises the risk of lung disease to a point where more than half of the US population is breathing unhealthy amounts of air pollution . More than 50 million Americans seem to be suffering from allergies and more than 20 million battle asthma. There is such a thing as Sick Building Syndrome, a worldwide phenomenon, when chemical substances used in office construction such as glue, insulating materials, cardboard, and fiberglass are steadily released into the atmosphere …

How to Buy a Funeral or Cremation Urn

Buying an urn is something most people hope they never have to do. Unfortunately, at some point in our lives we will probably have to purchase an urn or a casket for a loved one. Here are a few things you will want to know. First, what happens if you go to a funeral home or cremation society and decide not to purchase an urn from the selection that is offered? In that case, you will receive your loved on in is a very unattractive plastic or cardboard box. It is estimated that 50%-70% of the time people leave a funeral home with this minimum option. It makes no difference if you spend $500 or $1,800 on the cremation, the …

Antique Firearms (2)

How are you going to store your antique firearms? If you are looking to store your antique firearms, you want to be sure that they are stored somewhere safe, dry, cool, and where someone or some children are not going to find them. Store your antique firearms in a location where they will be kept dry and cool. This is important because the finish on many types of guns can become pitted and rusty if you don’t care for them properly. In caring for your guns properly you don’t want to touch them too often, because that can leave excessive oils from your hands on the gun. Dry can cool is important so that the metal doesn’t rust, so the …

All About Japanese Lacquer And Exquisite Sprinkled Pictures

Before I describe these unique and beautiful works of art, exclusively Japanese, I feel that you need to know more about Lacquer, the extraordinary medium that was used. Only then will you fully appreciate these brilliant creations. For readers who are unfamiliar with old Japanese Lacquer, I suspect you will be thinking of the typical modern Lacquer trays and bowls that are mass-produced. These items are very decorative, but completely fail to compare with the magnificent earlier hand made works. From China to Japan Lacquer is really the sap from a tree known as `Rhus Vernicifera’. The Chinese were the first to discover and use it, at least a century before Christ, when it was used as a paint, and …

7 Tips For Buying An Outdoor Fireplace

Before buying an outdoor fireplace, there are several factors to take into account. Always remember that the safety of your family and property is the most important consideration. 1. Size matters When comparing fireplaces, look at the size of the fire area before the height. If the firebox is small, wood buying and cutting is more difficult. Requesting for specially cut wood from your supplier increases your cost. Try to find a large firebox, don’t bother with the tall and thin fireplace. A small firebowl will cost more down the road. You don’t need a large fire just because you have a large fireplace, just use less wood to have a smaller fire. A good fireplace burns more cleanly and …

7 Baskets That Help With Home Organization

(These seven baskets are like magic wands; they provide instant home cleaning and home organizing solutions) Baskets are a perfect “tool” to use in organizing your home. They’re often inexpensive, beautiful and functional items. And baskets are usually made of quite durable materials for the typical person’s usage. You can use them in every room of your home. Use them to organize and store everything from your kitchen utensils to your bathroom towels to your child’s toys. In a way, baskets are a magical organizational tool. Why? Baskets are decorative items that hide mess right before your eyes (and those of your visitors). They’re your home organization magic wand–the one that makes disarray disappear in seconds. Here are seven types …

6 Steps to Buying Vinyl Fence

All vinyl fencing is not the same. Vinyl fencing quality varies depending on the manufacturer. There are many types of fencing out there and many different vendors, but by considering the following aspects of a vinyl fencing purchase you will get more for your money and you will end up with a product that will last. Any vinyl fencing purchase must involve research of structural specifications, long-term availability of parts, reliability of the vendor, and the commitment of the vendor to cover damage. So follow these steps and you will be on your way to obtaining a quality vinyl fence that will be easy to maintain: 1. Know your Specifications Before purchasing vinyl fencing, make sure you compare the fence …

4 Tips for Fireplace Efficiency

Word Count: 724 Summary: Reduce your energy costs by transforming you inefficient fireplace into a energy saver. Keywords: fireplace glass doors, chimney Article Body: The fireplace has long been the favorite spot to gather in the American home. A place for warmth, the fireplace adds ambience, sparking memories that are to be treasured. With all the benefits that a fireplace can bring, there are some major downsides that if not addressed can cause a love for the fireplace to wane. With soaring energy costs, the chief negative of having a fireplace has to be its inefficiency. When there is a fire burning, the fireplace does indeed radiate warmth in its general vicinity, but it also creates a convection current that …

5-Minute Fabric Decorating Tips for Unlit Fireplace Candelabra

Who doesn’t appreciate flickering flames in a fireplace? For those who don’t have the inclination or time for burning firewood in their fireplace, fireplace candelabra are the obvious answer. They provide that special glow without the hassle or, in warm weather, the heat. But how do you keep those fireplace candelabra worthy of the visual focal point of your home even for those times when you haven’t lit the candles? Even without burning candles, decorators have their tricks for using fireplace candelabra as foundations for eye-appealing displays in the fireplace. Here are three of their super quick and inexpensive techniques using fabric that you can try: 1. Heavy Fabric Use a full-bodied fabric, such as tapestry, brocade, or velvet, which …

A Hobbyist Device That Could Claim A Fortune

Word Count: 471 Summary: Metal detectors of all types may be termed as device for hobbyists either in land (parks, beaches, shores, and even in ballpark bleachers), or deep-sea waters. Seldom would hunters of all kinds set to track on land, or to ferry on sea without this device. These hobbyists or adventurers may find it very beneficial not in terms of using this device to really get expected hunt like the archeologists and the sea fearer underwater hunters and pirates, but it provides a lot o… Keywords: metal detector,whites metal detector,garrett metal detector,bounty hunter metal detector,minelab Article Body: Metal detectors of all types may be termed as device for hobbyists either in land (parks, beaches, shores, and even in …

A Brief History Of Magic

With magic, illusions, spells, tricks and ceremonials are usually performed for entertainment. It is a supernatural power which makes the seemingly impossible occur. ‘Looking Back’ In ancient Egypt, there was a magician named Dedi who performed in front of a crowd, where he supposedly beheaded two birds and one ox. He eventually restored the heads of these three animals. Because of this, the Egyptians were considered to be the first magicians recorded in history. As the popularity of magic developed, tricks involving cups and balls were shown to the public. Then, playing cards, silver coins and dice were added to their slew of magical tricks. Later on, ancient Greek magicians invented tricks involving the human body. A trick where a …

15 Tips For What To Do With Your Sewing Pattern

Word Count: 571 Summary: What to do with a sewing pattern once you take it out of the envelope. You have searched the pattern books, found the perfect pattern for your material and now you are off home to make it up. Keywords: Article Body: What to do with a sewing pattern once you take it out of the envelope. You have searched the pattern books, found the perfect pattern for your material and now you are off home to make it up. What is the first thing you need to do? You will have selected a pattern for your size, when you open the envelope, everything is folded neatly. 1. Take the instruction sheet and it will show you …

3 Chemicals You Need

Every pool owner has to deal with chemicals at some point in time. When dealing with chemicals, there are a few things that you should know. No matter how many chemicals you have, you should never attempt to mix them together. Also, you should never try to add water to dry chemicals of any form. Last but not least, you should never under any circumstances attempt to handle chemicals with your bare hands. Throughout your time of owning a pool, there are 3 chemicals that you simply must have for your pool. These chemicals are very important, as you’ll be using them quite frequently. 1. Chlorine tablets Chlorine tablets come in dimensions of either 1 inch or 3 inch. Chlorine …