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How to Make a Wooden Humidor

How to Make a Wooden Humidor

A humidor is used to keep cigars in a moist and warm environment that helps maintain their quality. The ideal conditions for storing cigars are about 70 percent relative humidity and near 65 degrees Fahrenheit. A wooden humidor is usually a small project that can be made from fine quality hard woods
When Adding or Subtracting Expressions How Do You Identify the Like Terms?

When Adding or Subtracting Expressions How Do You Identify the Like Terms?

A mathematical expression contains variable(s) and number(s) combined using the algebraic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Unlike an equation, an expression doesn't have an equal sign and thus can't be solved for the variable. Expressions are instead simplified or ev
How to Calculate Aperture Diameter

How to Calculate Aperture Diameter

A camera lens' aperture refers to the circular opening in the lens that lets in light. When cameras must reduce the amount of light coming in and hitting the film strip or digital sensor, the aperture is "stopped down" and closes slightly, similar to the way the pupils in your eyes work. Aperture is
How to Make a Pan Pipe Out of Tubes

How to Make a Pan Pipe Out of Tubes

You can make your own set of pan pipes using sprinkler PVC tubes and a few other common items. After you are done making the pipes, you then can turn your attention to mastering the wind instrument. See the difference in sound between the shortest pipe and the longest, as well as the three in betwee
Characteristics of Cougars

Characteristics of Cougars

The second largest wild cat in the New World goes by many names because of its wide distribution across two continents. Depending on the location, the cougar is also known as a panther, puma or mountain lion. The cougar is known for its skill at hunting but is facing serious threats to its habitat a
Define Contrast in Microscopes

Define Contrast in Microscopes

You can adjust the contrast on most microscopes just like you adjust the focus. Contrast refers to the darkness of the background relative to the specimen. Lighter specimens are easier to see on darker backgrounds. In order to see colorless or transparent specimens, you need a special type of micros
How to Build a Small Geodesic Dome Out of Straws

How to Build a Small Geodesic Dome Out of Straws

Geodesic domes are sturdy dome-shaped structures that derive their strength from the principle of spherical geometry, or the combination of arches and triangles in their construction. Geodesic domes can be constructed from a wide variety of materials, are easy to build, versatile and strong. They ca
Causes & Solutions for Endangered Animals in North America

Causes & Solutions for Endangered Animals in North America

There are at least 40 known species of endangered animals in North America. An animal is classified as endangered if it is likely to become extinct. Although each animal has become endangered for specific reasons applicable to its species, there are generally some common reasons why animals become
Faux Stained Glass Crafts

Faux Stained Glass Crafts

Stained glass windows have adorned homes and churches for centuries. While the results of stained glass are beautiful, the craft takes up a lot of space and requires proper ventilation for the soldering and grinding of glass. The solution to this is faux stained glass.
How to Make My Dining Furniture Get a Dark Shade of Wood?

How to Make My Dining Furniture Get a Dark Shade of Wood?

Dining room furniture really sets the tone in a home from a guest's perspective. Dark furniture gives a different feeling than light furniture, both in the amount of light and brightness in the room and in the level of elegance in the room. Staining your furniture a darker shade is a labor-intensive
Differences Between Bigtooth Aspen Tree & Quaking Aspen Tree

Differences Between Bigtooth Aspen Tree & Quaking Aspen Tree

The quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) and the bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata) are two native aspens of North America. Being of the same genus (Populus) they are similar in many ways, but the two common trees of the mountains do share a few basic differences, which distinguishes them as sep
How to Make Honey Pot Beeswax Luminaries

How to Make Honey Pot Beeswax Luminaries

Wax luminaries are small wax bowls that hold a tea light inside. The tea light shines through the wax and makes it glow. This is especially attractive with dried leaves and flowers pressed into the wax. Because these luminaries are made almost entirely of wax, once they burn down there i
Instructions for Skutt KM-1627-3PK Kiln

Instructions for Skutt KM-1627-3PK Kiln

Skutt KilnMaster 1627 kilns work well for firing glass, enameling metals and firing ceramics. This kiln comes with a digital controller that sets specific temperatures for the kiln. The kiln controller has a setting for holding the temperature at a specific heat for any amount of time punched into t
What Are the Types of Router Tables?

What Are the Types of Router Tables?

Routers are used to create letters and decorative patterns in wood. A router can be a hand-held tool, but for woodworkers who do a lot of router work it may be easier to have the router mounted in a router table. There are four basic types of router tables. Depending on the type of work...
Can Stainless Steel Be Silver Soldered With a Mapp Gas Torch?

Can Stainless Steel Be Silver Soldered With a Mapp Gas Torch?

Of all the choices you must make for silver soldering, the proper gas depends on the temperature needed. For stainless steel, MAPP gas may be the best option among all gasses.
How to Put Several Pictures on a Background to Have Blown Up Into a Big Picture

How to Put Several Pictures on a Background to Have Blown Up Into a Big Picture

The advent of digital technology and its application in photography has allowed individuals to create pictures that would have been difficult to create using film. If you have a number of digital photos from an event or vacation, you can create a big picture by placing a number of these photos onto
How Will Fake Gold React to an Acid Test?

How Will Fake Gold React to an Acid Test?

Gold is so soft that when jewelry is made from it, it is usually alloyed with one or a combination of copper, nickel, and silver. If gold jewelry is immersed in an individual acid, the gold itself will not dissolve, although the alloying metal does dissolve. If a chunk of metal is fake gold--if it c
How to Prevent Ground Looping on an RC Plane

How to Prevent Ground Looping on an RC Plane

If you have mastered the art of flying a beginner's RC (radio control) plane, you may wish to move up to a taildragger plane. These planes have two wheels at the front and one under the tail, are often patterned after World War I and II fighter planes and are very rewarding to fly. They definitely r
How to Build Trash Can Cabinets

How to Build Trash Can Cabinets

Even a brand new trash can isn’t aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Make a simple cabinet carcass on rollers that will slide over your can to hide it. This project can be made from weather impervious marine plywood in an afternoon and requires only basic carpentry skills.
Why Do Bluebird Houses Have Angled Nails?

Why Do Bluebird Houses Have Angled Nails?

The Bluebird Makes a ComebackFew things lift our spirits like the sight of a bluebird on the wing. But it wasn't always so. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Eastern Bluebird was in serious decline due to rampant pesticide use and habitat loss. Fortunately, thousands of dedicated...