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How to Prepare for a Career in Furniture Making

Do you like working with your hands?  Do you enjoy building things?  Then a career in furniture making might just be perfect for you.   We've put together following guide to help you prepare for a career as a furniture maker and have the best shot at doing something you love.  High...

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What Is a Concealed Weapon?

A concealed weapon is any kind of weapon that can harm people and is carried secretly in public. The weapon such as a handgun may be hidden under a person’s shoes, clothing, luggage or vehicle. In the United States, laws on concealed weapon vary from state to state. However, it is common for each...

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What Does “Concealment” Means?

Concealment is the act of hiding something from public view. The thing being hidden can be kept under clothing, inside a bag or vehicle. Basically, there are three types of concealment. In the military, this is referred to as camouflage or CCD wherein the object or person is not easily seen as is...

10 Best Outdoor Gifts

10 Best Outdoor Gifts

Anyone who loves the outdoors will benefit from quality tools and products developed to enhance any adventure. We've compiled a list of great gadgets for nearly every hiker, camper, athlete, angler, and backpacker on your shopping list.

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What Is Elastic?

Elastic, when referred to as a noun, would pertain to a stretchy kind of material or product that is manufactured with this a stretchable substance. Bands of elastic are usually made by weaving together many strands of a pliable substance like latex, rubber or any other material that can be flexed...

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What Is Cyanoacrylate Glue?

Cyanoacrylate glue is the technical term for glues with brand names like Crazy Glue, Super Glue or Insta-Bond. It is a catch-all term for quick bonding super glues that are used in fixing or combining plastics to other materials like wood or metal. Cyanoacrylate glue is an acrylic resin, which...

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What Is Plumber's Tape?

There are actually two different kinds of tapes that are commonly referred to as plumber’s tape. One type of tape should be more appropriately called Teflon tape. The other type of plumber’s tape, on the other hand, should be called metal strapping instead. In either case, each type of tape is more...

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What Is Polyurethane?

Polyurethane is a type of synthetic material that grew in popularity during World War II. It is known for being quite durable yet flexible, and is used to make a number of products. Depending on its use, it can appear in many forms. For example, polyurethane can be used to make fiberglass (often...

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What Is Quartersawn Wood?

There’s more than one way to cut wood, with each method presenting different pros and cons. The methods include plainsawn, riftsawn, and quartersawn. Plainsawn wood is the simplest and most straightforward, and maximizes the amount of wood that can be “harvested” from a single log. Basically, it...

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What Is Raffia?

Raffia is a natural fiber (similar to jute or hemp twine) that is made from leaves of a particular variety of palm tree called Raphia farinifera that is endemic to Madagascar. This tree has very large leaves which are harvested, cut and torn apart into long parallel lines, then dried to produce...