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Tools and children don’t go well, that’s a fact. And being these two, co-exist under the same roof, it is a-must to observe safety practices at home, especially when sophisticated diamond cutting tools and equipment are involved. Just imagine the number of items stored in your garage that can cause accidents and injuries. That’s why [...]

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We all know how diamond core bits have the capacity to punch and bore a hole through walls and panels with a simple trigger of the core drill machine. In its basic form, core bits can easily penetrate brick, concrete, tiles, granite, marble, porcelain and stone surfaces as it drills from the outer portion, creating [...]

“Saving the world one scrap metal at a time” is what seemed to be the mantra, and what drove this young artist from Podgorica, Montenegro to create a series of these larger than life Transformers-inspired metal sculptures. For the past two years, Danilo Baletic, 22, and his father, Mico have been working on these scrap [...]

Refinishing is the process of repairing or restoring, sometimes for decorative purposes. It is normally done to salvage an old piece of home fixture or furniture. The goal is a renewed surface finish by any finishing material like paint. For this article, we will show you how to refinish a bathtub. For any bathroom job [...]

Ah, outdoor deck… what character you can bring to any home. When it comes to building a deck, the materials obviously play a major role. One needs to consider durability when deciding what materials to use. You want your deck to withstand any weather disturbance. For this reason, hardwood could be your top pick – [...]

As rampant as silica dust is, silicosis is very much preventable. There are time-honored safety measures that can be observed even if it is an occupational hazard. What’s unfortunate is that workers commonly lack awareness about this matter. This article aims to provide general safety guidelines, and we would greatly appreciate if you would spread [...]

The American Lung Association defines silicosis as a chronic lung disease caused by breathing in tiny bits of silica dust. The World Health Organization maintains it is one of the oldest occupational diseases, and still kills thousands of people every year, everywhere in the world. The US National Library of Medicine calls it the “The King [...]

Silica dust can kill and go unnoticed. It has done so a multitude of times in the past and has become quite a habit. In the last article, we defined silica as the mineral compound found in common construction materials. It is, in fact, one of the most common naturally occurring elements on earth, and [...]

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in – what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” - Victor Hugo, Les Miserables While it was never publicized whether French novelist Victor Hugo had a solid sense of hard and soft landscaping, he sure got a [...]

Construction dust, whether in the form of silica, non-silica, or wood dust, poses a clear threat to the health of workers, especially those who are constantly exposed to it. Thankfully, there are dust control measures that can be observed to protect the workers. One of them, dust collection. Dust collection is the process of eliminating [...]

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