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What is Polyurethane Paint?

Polyurethane paint provides a hard, durable gloss for crafts and model making and can be applied to almost any surface. There are several types of polyurethane paints, and several ways to apply them. The size of the project and the expected use will determine the best type of finish and method of ap

Difference Between Fluxcore and Gas Welding

Electric arc welding is a process in which electricity is passed through a metal wire into sheet metal to create a controlled short circuit that is hot enough to melt steel. There are two methods for arc welding: flux core arc welding (FCAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW).

How to Print on Magnetic Sheets

Magnets aren't just for posting memos and good grades on the refrigerator. Magnets can be used for a number of different craft projects, such as a calendar you can rearrange to suit each month or fun locker decorations. Use printable magnetic sheets in your home inkjet printer to create any number o

How to Fix a Pedestal Table That Only Needs a Wooden Base

Stylish and attractive, pedestal tables traditionally feature a round tabletop on a base. The base typically has four legs and four supports to hold up the tabletop. If you have a pedestal tabletop without the base, you can fix it by making a wooden base for it. Use furniture-grade hardwood plywood

How to Connect the Holes on a Perfboard

"Perf board" is short for perforated board. It is typically made of a non-conductive material that has holes drilled through at regular intervals.The holes have pads of copper encircling their edges. Each hole is electrically separate from its neighboring holes. The holes are used to assemble electr

The Function of Coronary Arteries

Located inside of the heart, the coronary arteries are vital to the health of the heart and the rest of the body, and problems with their functioning can lead to coronary heart disease. Since the American Heart Association reports that coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the Unit

How to Clean Up Alodine

Alodine is a chemical used to fight corrosion on aluminum surfaces and to prepare aluminum surfaces for painting. The chemical is manufactured by the Henkel Corporation. Alodine is a corrosive oxidizer. Contact with it can burn skin, cause blindness and damage nasal membranes. Proper Alodine clean u

How do I Make a Distiller With a Pot of Water & a Coffee Mug?

Nature purifies water by evaporating it with solar energy, condensing the water vapor in the atmosphere, then dropping it on us in the form of rain and snow. This process of purification through evaporation is called distilling. By making a solar water distiller you can learn firsthand about the nat

How to Design Your Own Canvas Bags

Canvas bags are useful for carrying many items. Whether you are going to the beach or traveling and need a small bag to carry personal items, canvas bags are roomy enough to carry most of what you need. They are also washable, so they can be fresh for each time you use them. As useful as they are, c

How to Grow Tuberoses Indoors

Tuberoses have a rich and heady scent that can fill any growing space with its aroma. If you live in a region colder than USDA Zone 7, you still may enjoy tuberoses if you grow them in containers. Grow tuberoses indoors in pots to add blooming plants to an interior garden. With the proper growing co

Habitat of Desert Iguanas

The desert iguana is the most common lizard found in the American southwest. Their sides and belly are the same color as the sand; their backs are mottled with tan and gray. This allows them to skillfully blend in with their environment. With over half of their body being tail, they typically reach

Stirrup Styles in the 1800s

Stirrups are used by horseback riders to securely sit on a horse, and control the animal during riding. According to retailer Buckaroo Leather, the first stirrup was invented for combat in war as early as 500 B.C., and consisted of a "looped rope for the big toe" only, which put a lot of pressure on

How to Make a Beaver Habitat

Whether you are trying to attract beavers to your area or raising them professionally, creating a suitable beaver habitat allows captive beavers to have all the amenities of the wild without any additional stressors. This large rodent's lodge houses the extended family of parents, last season's youn

Anatomy of a Cat's Ear

The cat ear, a sense organ dedicated to hearing and balance, is divided into three sections: the outer or external ear, the middle ear and the inner ear. Each section consists of one or more anatomical components serving specific functions. Cat ears are located on either side of their head, above an

What Countries Do Ladybugs Live In?

Ladybugs are predatory beetles that live in temperate climates near plants that host their food source. Ladybugs are native to North America and Europe and span the globe from Canada to the Horn of Africa. Their habitat can consist of forests, vacant lots overgrown with weeds, gardens and crops. The

DIY Bridge Rectifier

A bridge rectifier is an electronic circuit that converts AC (alternating current) to DC (direct current). Four diodes (or "rectifiers") are used to convert the voltage from the entire alternating voltage cycle (the voltage swings in a sine wave pattern from positive to negative). Typically, the fou