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  • Atore Spare Toilet Roll Holder 40450 - High Gloss Finish

    New Release for Spring/Summer 2018

    Atore Spare Toilet Roll Holder 40450 - High Gloss Finish
    MAIN FEATURES:
    FINISH: 18/10 STAINLESS STEEL HIGH GLOSS FINISH
    CHOICE OF SCREW OR GLUE MOUNTING WITH ZACK MOUNT (SOLD SEPARATELY)
    HEIGHT: 26.2CM
    DEPTH: 10.0CM
    WIDTH: 7.0CM
    GIFT BOXED

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  • Atore Swivelling Wall 5:1 Cosmetic / Shaving Mirror 40430 - Brushed Finish

    New Release for Spring/Summer 2018

    Atore Swivelling Wall 5:1 Cosmetic / Shaving Mirror 40430 - Brushed Finish
    MAIN FEATURES:
    FINISH: BRUSHED 18/10 STAINLESS STEEL
    ZOOM: 5:1
    DIAMETER: 17.5CM
    HEIGHT: 25.2CM
    GIFT BOXED

    Discover now at https://goo.gl/cu3Ryq

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  • Batos Shower Door Towel Hook 40347 - Brushed Finish

    New Release for Spring/Summer 2018

    Batos Shower Door Towel Hook 40347 - Brushed Finish
    MAIN FEATURES:
    FINISH: BRUSHED 18/10 STAINLESS STEEL
    FITS OVER GLASS SHOWER PANELS & DOORS UP TO 10MM THICKNESS
    DIMENSIONS: 14 X 4 X 5.5CM
    GIFT BOXED

    Discover now at https://goo.gl/U6uahB

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  • Linea 16.9cm Lotion / Soap Dispenser 40338 - High Gloss Finish

    New Release for Spring/Summer 2018

    Linea 16.9cm Lotion / Soap Dispenser 40338 - High Gloss Finish
    MAIN FEATURES:
    FINISH: HIGH GLOSS 18/10 STAINLESS STEEL
    HEIGHT: 16.9CM
    WIDTH: 4.0CM
    DEPTH: 8.6CM
    CAPACITY: 190ML
    GIFT BOXED

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  • Linea 16.7cm Wall Lotion / Soap Dispenser 40337 - High Gloss Finish

    New Release for Spring/Summer 2018

    Linea 16.7cm Wall Lotion / Soap Dispenser 40337 - High Gloss Finish
    MAIN FEATURES:
    FINISH: HIGH GLOSS 18/10 STAINLESS STEEL
    SUITABLE FOR STANDARD SCREW MOUNTING OR CAN BE
    GLUED USING ZACK MOUNT ADHESIVE
    HEIGHT: 16.7CM
    WIDTH: 4.0CM
    DEPTH: 10.8CM
    CAPACITY: 190ML
    GIFT BOXED

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  • Jaz Floor Squeegee 40328 - Brushed Finish

    New Release for Spring/Summer 2018

    Jaz Floor Squeegee 40328 - Brushed Finish
    MAIN FEATURES:
    FINISH: BRUSHED 18/10 STAINLESS STEEL
    LENGTH: 120.0CM
    WIDTH: 32.0CM
    GIFT BOXED

  • Jaz Long Handle Squeegee 40327 - Brushed Finish

    New Release for Spring/Summer 2018

    Jaz Long Handle Squeegee 40327 - Brushed Finish
    MAIN FEATURES:
    FINISH: BRUSHED 18/10 STAINLESS STEEL
    LENGTH: 41.0CM
    WIDTH: 24.0CM
    GIFT BOXED

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  • Jaz Short Handle Squeegee 40326 - Brushed Finish

    New Release for Spring/Summer 2018

    Jaz Short Handle Squeegee 40326 - Brushed Finish
    MAIN FEATURES:
    FINISH: BRUSHED 18/10 STAINLESS STEEL
    LENGTH: 23.0CM
    WIDTH: 24.0CM
    GIFT BOXED

  • How to Bend Wood

    Bending wood is not the daunting task that it appears to be at first glance. Depending on the degree of bend, and whether or not the bend is compound, there are a couple of methods for bending wood.

    curves-patio-furnitureFirst, you need to have a form to bend your wood around and clamp to to hold thedesired shape. Most bent wood will have a certain degree of "springback", so you must build your form with an allowance for this. And, unfortunately, there is no established formula for determining the degree of springback that a given species of wood will produce. Springback is also influenced by the bending method used. That is to say that steamed wood will spring, or "unbend" more than wood that is laminated and glued. Another variable is the type of glue used in laminating.

    As a general rule, the tighter the bend, the more the wood will spring back, making the allowance a matter of trial and error at best.

    As laminating thin strips is the easiest method, we'll begin with that process. The finished thickness of the project will have a direct bearing on the size of the strips to be used, but generally, the heaviest strip to use is about ¼" thick. Tight bends may have to be done with 1/8" strips or thinner, depending on the wood species. Sounds like a lot of experimenting, but I'm afraid that's a necessary evil.

    bend-woodThe form required for laminating can be as simple as a piece of pipe or as complex as a multi-station die. I like to keep things as simple as possible.

    When laminating thin strips, you can minimize effort and spring back by soaking the strips before bending, and clamping them in the mold without gluing. Once they are dry, remove them from the mold, spread the glue and re-clamp them in the mold. Line the mold with waxed paper to prevent the lamination from sticking to the mold.

    When I soak strips, I do so in an open container, and depending on the wood and the size of the strips, I soak them from 15 minutes to overnight. I also mix in a half cup of fabric softener per gallon of water. I find that it softens wood nearly as well as fabric.

    If the project is small, and open time on the glue is not a factor, I'll use poly-vinyl-acetate, or aliphatic resin glue. If I need more working time, I'll use epoxy or resorcinol. I stay
    away from the quick setting epoxies, however, because they rarely harden to the extent that the slow sets do. If you're using light colored wood, resorcinol dries to a reddish color which might be objectionable on a finished project.

    When bending thin woods such as guitar sides, the wood is commonly soaked as above, but it is bent over a hot bending jig, either electric, or heated with a propane torch. Brittle woods are supported on the outside of the bend with a thin stainless steel band to help prevent cracking. Green woods can be bent much in the same way, or by heating the wood over hot coals or with a good heat gun.

    For projects where lamination is objectionable, or when the wood is to be bent in compound curves, a steam box is the answer. One can be made fairly economically from PVC pipe, but it needs to be supported to keep the pipe from deforming.

    The ends of the pipe need to be closed with a screw cap on at least one end, to allow access to the interior. Fit the other end of the pipe with a DWV reducing tee, and attach a radiator hose to the side outlet and to a new gas can large enough to hold sufficient water to last through the job. The water may be heated with a hot plate or a propane burner.

    Drill through the pipe slightly below center in two or three locations and insert dowels for the wood to rest on. Steam must be allowed to circulate freely around the wood for even penetration. A hole about ½" in diameter should be drilled in the cap furthest from the steam inlet to allow circulation. When you build the support frame for the steam box, pitch the box toward the steam inlet to allow the condensation to return to the water supply.

    Rule of thumb says that wood should be steamed fifteen minutes per inch of thickness, but here again, some experimenting will be necessary.

    The wood needs to be placed into the form as quickly as possible, because as the wood cools, it is more difficult to bend. Make sure that your wood is at least two feet longer than the finished part, because it's nearly impossible to bend a 3/4" piece of wood that is less than a foot long, so that last foot will have to be cut off after the wood is dry.

    Clamp the wood in the form securely, and leave it there until it is completely cool. If you are working with multiple pieces, place them in the steam box a approximately the interval required to place the piece in the form and clamp it, and remove them from the box in the same order.

    With a little practice and a little luck, it shouldn't take long to become proficient in wood bending. Good luck with your project, and if I can be of any help or answer any questions, feel
    free to respond to this post, or email me at campbell5017@bellsouth.net .

    To get the e-book "How To Bend Wood" as well as other e-books I have written on various aspects of woodworking, click here.

    Grant Campbell. Grant has been a professional woodworker for over 50 years. He would like to pass on some of his favourite tips and techniques through his articles

  • Arranging Furniture after a Move

    furniture-movingAfter arriving in your new home, it takes some time before you can settle in and adjust to the surroundings. Arranging furniture is perhaps one of the most grueling tasks after the moving company delivers the pieces. Be ready to rearrange, get rid of pieces that don't fit and perhaps purchase new items that might work a little better.

    Some furniture arrangement tips have been outlined for you. Take a look:

    • Remove packing boxes or scattered furniture from the room as you will not be able to visualize how you want the space to look like. The room needs to be ascetically pleasing and functional too. Determine how the space will be used – if possible, plot the details on paper.

    • For rooms that will serve more than one purpose, furniture, rugs, bookshelves and room dividers can be used to separate areas. The back of a couch along with a sofa table can make a great room divider as it creates a strong separation without blocking the room's flow.

    • Make sure you know about the proper dimensions of the furniture so that you can decide which piece will be placed at what angle. Movers and packers can help you out in this regard as they need to take measurements of all the pieces that are being moved.

    • All pieces should be placed against walls because the middle of the space should also be utilized creatively for depth and interest. Remember the traffic flow – most traffic areas need only two feet of space.

    • Balance heavy furniture pieces with other large objects or groupings of smaller items. Look at the height of furniture pieces and try to create multi-levels within the space. If you have a shorter piece and need to add height, hang a larger print on the wall above, elongating the space and allowing the eye to travel up; this will make the room feel taller.

    • Keep color patterns in mind while arranging furniture. Eye-catching colours are fine because the room seems vibrant but it is important not to use one particular color or pattern too much throughout one space.

    • Arrange major pieces of furniture first, then smaller items such as end tables, chairs and plant stands. Leave enough room for doors and drawers to be opened.

    • Make sure that the arrangement doesn't block the lighting in the room and maintain distance-parameters when needed. For instance, while placing a TV cabinet in a room, sofas or beds should be placed at a minimum of 8 feet away from the screen.

    • All furniture-related tasks should be completed before you start working on paintings, mirrors, etc.

    Jack Watson - Jack is author for US based E-zmover.

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