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Who Needs A Car? Carrying Bulky Items on a Cargo Bike

The past few weeks have been crazy busy with organizing the Mount Pleasant Family Biking Festival, plus building stilts & teaching a class. These two things have offered me some new challenges in carrying awkward things by bike. I’ll admit it, this is basically a hobby of mine: figuring out how to carry weird or

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Natural Bathroom Cleaning

Other than the kitchen, bathroom cleaning takes the most amount of time and work to clean since it has so many different types of surfaces and because, by its nature, it is a place that needs to be cleaned often because it’s frequency of use. If you are like me, cleaning the bathroom is most

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home cleaning

If you’ve ever heard news that scientists have discovered that “such-and-such everyday object has more bacteria than a toilet seat,” you’re probably familiar with the work of Dr. Charles Gerba—whether you realize it or not. He’s a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, but his friends and colleagues call him Dr. Germ. Why? He has

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Tips For Using A Router Safely

Whether used freehand or mounted on a table, a router is possibly the most useful power tool in the woodshop. But like using some wood working tools, working with a device that spins sharp carbide-tipped bits at dizzying speeds can be quite hazardous unless you follow good safety practices each and every time you rout.

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How to Choose the right Home Shop Tablesaw

If you’re planning to build or remodel your home, make furniture or cabinets, or maybe begin a small-scale woodworking venture, you should consider making a table saw your first major tool purchase among other necessary wood working tools. Table saws are extremely useful because they create straight, smooth and accurate cuts in lumber, wood-based sheet

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Tips for Choosing a Router (Part 2)

With tips to choose the right router, one of the important wood working tools in part 1, I hope that you have some useful information for yourself. Here is the rest of the article: ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL helps maintain more consistent cutting by feeding more power to the motor when it’s under strain. Tools that

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Tips for Choosing a Router (Part 1)

Whether you’re in the market for a fixed base, plunge, or dual-base kit, check out the latest and greatest features. Among the wood working tools, the router is arguably the most versatile tool in your shop. It can cut a wide variety of woodworking joints, shape many decorative edges, make signs, clone parts, joint edges,

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Hand Tool Tips for Efficient Woodwork

Though I have been pursuing hand tool woodwork very seriously for almost three years now, in many ways, I am still very much a beginner. I didn’t grow up with tools and have found that I pick some things up very quickly and easily, whereas other common sense concepts are still completely foreign to me. 

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How to Pack for a Trip of Multiple climates

A friend of a friend recently emailed me asking for advice on how to pack for an extended trip through multiple climates. She’d be traveling through both rural and urban Chile, Peru, Argentina – including Patagonia – Brazil, and Colombia for seven weeks while visiting arctic, desert, and tropical climates. Her goal was to travel with only

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Bare Minimum Packing List For Solo Vacation

As a solo traveler, I feel it is important to pack light. By packing light, I am in control. I face fewer line-ups at airports and I am more mobile. Because I can handle my luggage myself, I can save money by taking buses rather than taxis. And I think I am less of a

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Packing list for traveling abroad

Use this packing list for international vacation below to remind yourself of what you need to bring. Accessories Slippers Sunglasses Equipment Alarm clock Batteries for small electronics and cameras Camera (and film, if needed) Electrical adapters and converters (consider packing as many battery-operated electronics as possible, as converters can be expensive to buy and heavy

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Honeymoon Packing List for Beach Vacation

Getting organized for the honeymoon can be a tricky undertaking amidst the commotion of wedding prep. My itemized list assures you’ll pack smart and account for all the essentials despite being knee-deep in chaos and excitement. Whether you’ll be sunbathing in Da Nang, Vietnam, shredding powder in the Alps or sightseeing in Paris, we’ve got

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Tips For Safe Routing

A few suggestions of what to care when you are using a router table. Never Touch A Moving Router Bit The first rule to follow is never touch a moving router bit. Before you say, of course, remember how many times you have been tempted, after you have shut the router off, to brush away the

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Dream

Everyone have their own dreams but they have different ways to gain their dreams. Basing on these actions, people can be classified into 2 basic groups: those who have a dream but don’t do anything to make it come to realistic and those who put all their efforts into making their dream come true. In

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Top three cause of stressstress in modern world

In today’s fast paced and ever-connected world, stress has become a fact of life. According to the Hoffmann La Roche company’s survey, 52% of people in Vietnam reported experiencing stress in 2002. Stress seems to lead us to have both physical and mental problems. Therefore, it’s worth our time to look at some of the

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My two close friends

Although my two close friends, Huong and Hoa do not have any relationship, there are many common characteristics between two of them including their personality and hobbies. The first ordinary between Huong and Hoa is their personality. Huong has a very good sense of humour. She always smiles and makes people around her laugh a

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Cause of teen’s smoking increase

In recent years, there are three situations that cause teen’s smoking increase. First of all, children see adults even their parents smoke, and they imitate this bad won’t. In fact, children are easy in the habit of aping the grown-ups. When teenagers see their parents buying a box of tobacco, taking one cigarette and smoking,

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Compare or contrast kinds of sport

Among team sports, volleyball and football are different in terms of playing time, players and the score. The first difference lies in the required time for each match. In a football match, the total playing time is ninety minutes, which is divided in to two forty five halves. However, there is no definite amount of

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Sex education should be more concerned in Vietnam

Sex education is an important problem nowadays. It causes many debates around it. In Vietnam, sex education has not taught widely yet. Meanwhile it now is a necessary need of society. It is still a new subject and taught in some schools as an example. Moreover, the teaching programs just content some information about population

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Pollution - The horrible hazard in Vietnam

Nowadays, people use different methods of mass media to express their concern about pollution. There are three common causes for this problem. The first reason is forest destruction. Green forests in the past are being cut down for producing wood production or for new areas land. Many people have bad attitude to chop down trees