Finally complete!!! Designed and built it over xmas break. Her matress is "upstairs" and she can look out the oval window while she sleeps.
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Oh we do like to be beside the seaside… but does stainless steel?
Well the simple answer is no, not really. Coastal areas are one of the harshest environments with high levels of airborne salt, high winds and plentiful seagull gifts that when applied to stainless steel products will begin to eat away at the surface and tarnish the finish if not regularly maintained.
Are there different types of stainless that can be used?
Absolutely. The main thing to ensure is that your supplier is using G316 stainless steel (marine grade) and not G304 material that should only be used internally.
There are two main surface finishes of stainless steel; satin (brushed) and mirror (bright) polished.
The satin finish stainless material has a brushed ‘grain’ which will collect salt and contaminants that can begin to deteriorate the steel. Satin polished stainless steel can certainly be used by the coast, as many of our customers do, but simply requires a higher level of ongoing cleaning and maintenance.
Mirror polished stainless however is a smooth finish, without a grain, that offers greater protection against the coastal elements. The mirror polished option is more expensive but would require less maintenance than a brushed finish alternative.
Will stainless material rust in coastal regions?
Stainless steel depends on its passive layer for corrosion resistance. This is a thin chromium oxide layer formed on its surface when chromium is present at 10.5% or above. The underlying metal is not corrosion resistant. The passive layer forms spontaneously on a clean surface but can be damaged by iron contamination, airborne particles and particularly chlorides.
Therefore, it is imperative that stainless metal is subject to an ongoing maintenance and cleaning program. Remember it is stainLESS, not stainFREE.
What kind of cleaning products should be used?
The main focus is to clean off any salt and contaminants from the surface of the steel which can be done with any basic cleaning agent, such as soapy water. More sophisticated, specialist products are available for the cleaning of stainless steel but may only be required if the tea-staining is wide-spread or stubborn to remove.
The basic rule is simple, look after the stainless steel with regular cleaning as prevention is always easier (and cheaper) than the cure.
So would you advise against using stainless metals by the sea?
No, not at all. If budget allows, opt for a mirror polished finish but the main piece of information to be gained here is that you cannot simply buy a stainless product and leave it in place, especially in coastal regions without cleaning it – Just clean it down as often as you clean your windows and doors. Look after your stainless steel and it will look fantastic for many years to come.
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Sailboat sails are expensive and sail repairs cost big bucks. Sailing skippers need to give their boat sails an annual bath, a careful inspection, and remove any stains. This will keep the harmful, abrasive effects of soil away from your sails. Use these five sail cleaning tips to protect your investment.
1. Annual Bath
Wash racing or cruising sails in mild soapy water once a year. Use a medium firm hand brush. Follow the seams with your brush strokes to prevent unnecessary stitch wear.
As you clean, inspect sail seams for broken zigzag or straight sewing stitches. Keep a record of these in a small notebook. Make the repairs yourself or drop the sail by a local sailmaking shop.
2. Mildew Stain Removal
Dry brush the sail on both sides to loosen the mold spores. Soak the effected area in a mild bleach solution for 2-3 hours. Do not use bleach on nylon spinnaker sails! Use only mild soapy water on nylon sails.
After soaking, scrub both sides of the sail. Rinse several times to remove the bleach solution. Drape over chairs or hang on a line to dry. Drying your sails helps prevent mildew growth.
3. Blood Stain Removal
Dry brush the sail on both sides to remove dried blood. Use a mild solution of bleach and soak the affected area in a tub for 20-30 minutes. Scrub both sides of the sail. Rinse all traces of bleach from the sail. Drape over chairs or hang on a line to dry.
4. Rust or Ink Stain Removal
Use a 5% solution of oxalic acid. Purchase this product over-the-counter at your local drugstore. In the days of the square riggers, sailors scrubbed the wooden decks with this mild abrasive. Rinse all traces of oxalic acid from the sail. Dry the sail before storing.
5. Number and Decal Removal
Remove old racing sail numbers or decals with a small amount of WD-40. Spay around the edges of the adhesive, wait a few minutes and peel. As you peel, spray more lubricant to keep the adhesive soft. Wash all traces of WD-40 from the sail with a mild soapy solution; then rinse. Drape the sail over chairs or hang on a line to dry.
As a sailing skipper, you want to do whatever it takes to increase the life of your costly boat sails. These sail cleaning tips will save you money and reward you with a suite of sails that give you great performance for many years to come.
Come make your own gadget, robot or wearable art with Arduino at Tam Makers!
We hosted a number of maker classes and workshops for adults and teens in our makerspace at Tam High School. During our Arduino 101 classes and ‘You Can Make It’ workshops, participants learned to build new projects using the popular Arduino boards, with guidance from our staff and other community members.
Many of our members are experienced makers, who are happy to share what they know. Some of the cool maker projects they built together include a graceful robot spider, an eagle god with creepy eyes, an Arduino-powered garage opener, a Wifi server on a chip, and more.
If you are interested in creating your own maker project with the help of others, join our Maker Clubs on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9pm in the woodshop at Tam High School in Mill Valley.
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Still working your 8-5 job as a loyal S.L.A.V.E. (Swaps Labor And Vital Energy) for your company?
You know that living pay check to pay check is very dangerous. You are one argument or cut back from having your cubicle padlocked.
If you are like most middle class American families, you do not have $5,000 in the bank, yet have more than $8,000 in credit card debt and loans. Therefore, you would probably be bankrupt in a few months with no income.
You have fantasized about having your own business, of being your own boss, of taking control of your financial situation.
But that is all it has been, a fantasy, mainly because of the money it would cost to start your business.
The answer is knowing the secret of how to use the tax laws extended to businesses and the wealthy of this country by the government!
How much of the total income tax burden paid by Americans do you think is paid by all the corporations in this country? Seven percent!
How much do you think Billionaire Ross Perot pays on the hundreds of millions of dollars he makes each year? Technically, he has no tax liability; but he “donates” 10% of his earnings to the Treasury each year.
They know the secret that most middle class people don’t. There are two tax systems in this country, one for you and one for them.
Don’t wait to start your business, because as soon as you do, you will be under Their tax system, the system for businesses.
I am assuming that you are not aspiring to start an aircraft manufacturing company; as even a home based business will do.
Apple computer, Dell computer, Snapple, among others all started out in homes, apartments or even dorm rooms, and the government knows this. That is why they extend the same generous tax breaks to even the smallest businesses.
With the explosion of corporate layoffs and downsizing, many home based businesses have evolved to provide real income alternatives to your 8-5 job.
Although known as Net Work Marketing companies or Multi Level Marketing companies, the best are actually like “poor man’s franchises” and are listed on the stock exchange.
Right out of the box, they provide the new business owner with all the business systems in place and the training for success readily and inexpensively available.
They are relatively inexpensive to start but are infinitely scalable, capable of replacing your job income in a few years.
So here is the plan.
Talk to a financial adviser. Choose a solid Network Marketing company with a product and compensation plan that you feel work best for you.
Let the adviser show you how to change your W-4 tax form on your current job.
Your take home pay, starting with your next pay check, will increase from 10-25%! It will provide the capital you need to start your new business and to tide you over until it starts generating the income you need to eventually replace your job income.
Starting only part time while you work your regular job, within a few short years, you should be able to tell your boss where to go and how to get there, before he tells you!
Title: Canadian forest industries January-June 1914
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Subjects: Lumbering Forests and forestry Forest products Wood-pulp industry Wood-using industries
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Southam Business Publications
Contributing Library: Fisher – University of Toronto
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VIEW OF OUR MILL AND BOOMS George Gordon & Company Limited CACHE BAY – – ONTARIOI Manufacturers of > Lumber, Lath andDimension Timber Planing Mill Dry Kiln 4 CANADA LUMBERMAN AND WOODWORKER See Us First Now that spring has arrived, do not forget when buying, that we have a full assortment of White Pine, Norway & Spruce JAMES G. CANE & CO. 411 McKinnon Building, TORONTO, Ont. Yellow Pine Timber And Lumber Rough or DressedGar Material and Long Timbersa Specialty PROMPT SHIPMENTS E. C. BRADLEY LUMBER CO- Lisman,Ala. and Cincinnati,Ohio T. H. Garrett Lumber Co. Manufacturersof YELLOW PINE LUMBER Mills :— Selma, La.Jena, La.Melton, La.Waukegan, Tex.Buena Vista, Ark. Long Leaf Timbers,Short Leaf Finishand Railroad Material Send your inquiries arul orders lo :— •General Sales Office Suite, 1220 Chemical Building, ST. LOUIS, Mo. President and General Manager Assistant General Manager D. C. Cameron, Winnipeg Wm. Robertson, Vancouver Secretary-Treasurer, Wilson Bell, Winnip
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As we all know, the economy has not been doing too well for the past few years or so. Because of that, many people are now struggling financially and some of them are thinking about starting a new business to generate a little bit of extra cash, or even go into it full-time and turn it into a way to support themselves. If you happen to be one of those people, did you know that you can start a computer repair business from your bedroom.
It is true, and the best part about a computer repair business is that it does not require too much capital to get it up and running. After all, most of us already have a computer and an internet connection. Other than a couple of pieces of software that is pretty much all you need to get your first customers and start generating income.
You might be thinking to yourself, I have some computer knowledge, but I am no expert, especially when it comes to repairing them. We have news for you; neither were the vast majority of the people that run highly lucrative computer repair services.
Most of them were just like you when they first started their businesses. In other words, they had a little bit of computer experience, but they knew that each time they were presented with a unique problem; they could use the search engines to find a solution and improve their skills.
Over the past twenty years or so, the search engines have improved significantly and the amount of information on the internet is past the point of being incredible. So, even if you do not know exactly how to fix a particular computer, more than likely you will be able to find the answer online.
Most computer problems are caused by viruses, malware, program misalignment, redundant or unnecessary installed programs, registry errors or fragmented files on the hard drive. Each one of those issues can be repaired with a piece of software in an hour or so.
Now that you know how easy it is to start a computer repair business, you have to be wondering how are you going to get your first customers? Well, the first thing that you need to do is to let all of your friends and family know that you have a computer repair business. Think about that, everybody knows somebody that has computer problems, and more than likely a couple of your contacts or their acquaintances will turn into customers.
Next, you need to promote your new business online and in your neighborhood. Of course, you need to start a website and begin sending traffic to it. Marketing your business locally really does not cost that much money. What you have to do is get yourself some business cards and flyers printed and start handing them out to the local businesses.
If you are a hard worker, it will not take you anytime at all to find customers and start making money. Now that you know you can start a computer repair business from your bedroom, what are you waiting for?
Warren County Courthouse, built 1876 in Second Empire Style. Architect M. E. Beebe from Buffalo designed the courthouse in Second Empire Style at a cost of $87,434.59. All decorative trimmings, including pilasters and the main entrance archways with side pillars, were of Ohio Stone. The courtrooms and chambers were planned for the second and third floors. Georgia pine was used for the office and courtroom floors, while marble tiles made up the hall floors. Walnut woodwork is found on the first floor and pine is on the second floor. Equipped with a clock made-to-order in New York and 1600 pound bell from Cincinnati, the courthouse tower also feature a statue of Justice raised in 1877, 125 feet from the ground. However, recent renovations have placed the original statue in the main entryway, while a fiberglass replica stands atop the structure.
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A Stainless Steel Barrel Nut is an internally threaded bar shaped flange with a screw drive at one end. It has an internal machine thread in the barrel for machine screws or machine threaded bolts to be threaded into. Often these screws will have heads which match the nuts head to provide a complete matching unit.
For example if a Countersunk Socket Screw is screwed into a Countersunk Hex Socket Drive Nut – then the heads of both the male threaded bolt and female threaded nuts match.
There are a range of head styles and types of Barrel Nuts with differing dimensions, these include:
Countersunk Head Phillips Drive
With a flat head finish these provide an ideal high quality result. The driver is phillips so easy for any home handy-man to later unscrew.
Countersunk Head Socket Drive
Like the Countersunk Head Phillips Nut these hex socket drive versions provide an ideal high quality result. The drive being hex socket (allen key) provides a higher quality look and is better used for a precision installation with an allen key.
Pan Head Socket Drive
Often used in stainless steel wire rope balustrade applications, the Pan Head Socket Drive Nut provides a good looking finish for Swage Studs and other Wire Rope Fittings used for terminations in Wire Rope Balustrades.
Raised Countersunk Head Slot
For a smooth (but not completely flat) head finish with an easy to use slot drive an option would be the Raised Countersunk Head Slotted Nut. Ideal for applications where the timeless look of a flat-head or slot drive is required.
Truss Head Phillips Drive
The Truss Head Nut gives the largest surface area of the Barrel Nuts so good for reducing the chance of ‘pull-out’ and any need for larger washers. The Truss Head Nuts are UNC/imperial threads as opposed to the metric threads the other nuts have.
Joint Connector Bolt Head
JCB Barrel Nuts are used often in furniture with their matching JCB Bolts.
Barrel Nuts are also known as Sex Bolts, Post and Screw or Chicago Screws, though the nut only makes one half of a Sex Bolt. The other been the male threaded screw.
Stainless Steel Barrel Nuts are made of either 304 Stainless Steel (18-8) or grade 316 Stainless Steel and are also available form some sources in carbon steel.
23362 Artifacts list – The Heritage Museum: Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society, 382 High St., Dayton, Rockingham, VA. May 24, 2018.
“1 Corn Shock Tier After creating a standing group of corn stalks several feet in diameter, the tier was inserted horizontally into stalks, a rope was wrapped around the stalks, and then the tier was turned to tighten the rope and create the standing corn shock
2 Furniture Marker’s Brace or Bitstock
3 Shaving Horse Allowed woodworker to shape and cut shingles, barrel staves, and other various objects; the use of the foot pedal allowed craftsman to work with both hands while seated
4 Double Shovel Plow Used in smaller areas for cross-plowing or cultivating with a single horse
5 Harness Maker’s Bench Vise kept leather in place allowing the maker to stretch and form into a collar while bench allowed seated worker to use both hands
6 Shingle Punch
7 Tinner’s Forge
8 Tongue and Groove Plane To cut a ‘tongue’ or extruding piece in one piece of wood and a ‘groove’ or concave cut inside of the other, allowing the two pieces to fit together”