Use A CNC Router To Make Your Woodworking Even Better

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are serious about woodworking and do it regularly, you probably have a workshop full of tools. Routers, saws, sanders, hand tools, and just about everything in between. You can create just about anything that you can imagine. If your woodworking hobby goes past just a hobby and into something that you do daily, you might also want to get a CNC router.  What Is a CNC Router? CNC stands for computer numerical control. What this means is that the router is programmed to work on its own. You program it, and the router does the work that you told it to. These days computers are part of the process. That allows you to use computer aided design programs to draw out what you want and program the router. Once you have activated the programming, the router will start working with the wood to create your design.  What Does a CNC Router Do? A CNC router basically does everything that a router can do, and a little more besides. You can use it to cut out the wood that is being worked. It will be able to cut any direction you need, as well as any shape necessary. That means if you have something that is a very irregular shape, the CNC router will have no problem cutting it out. As long as it can be designed and programmed into the router, it can be made. You aren’t stuck with just solid designs either. The router can also cut designs into the piece it just cut out. You can end up with some very intricate patterns. The router will also drill any holes into the pieces so that you can put everything together. Depending on what your overall design looks, the router may do almost all of the work for you.  Why Should You Use a CNC Router? One reason is that the router can reduce waste. Since it’s controlled by a computer, it can make cuts closer together than you can if you were to do them by hand. The machine also never makes mistakes. Even the best woodworker can sometimes slip and make a cut they didn’t want to, or cut too deeply or too closely to the edge. When that happens, it’s a waste of your material. Some woods are very expensive, like mahogany or rosewood, so you don’t want to do anything that would waste that wood.  A CNC router will let you take your woodworking hobby further. You can create all kinds of things that you never thought you would be able to before. Consult a local equipment stores for new or used CNC...

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Aluminum Soda Cans: How They Contribute To Greenhouse Gases & How Much They Are Worth

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

You can make a little money on the side if you get into the habit of recycling your used aluminum soda cans. Recycling the cans will also contribute to the environment because they can be used for other products instead of sitting around producing greenhouse gases. In this article, you will discover how aluminum soda cans contribute to greenhouse gases and how much the cans are worth. How Do Aluminum Soda Cans Contribute to Greenhouse Gases? Aluminum soda cans are able to contribute to greenhouse gases because heat from the sun can reflect off of the metal and cause global warming. As the heat reflects off of the metal, the gases are sent into space and radiation is produced. Greenhouse gases can remain in the atmosphere for hundreds of years causing harm to the environment. If the climate is not kept under control, it can become difficult to produce enough food for people to survive. The excessive heat from greenhouse gases can cause droughts that will interfere with how well crops are able to grow. Greenhouse gases can also cause harm to marine life, weather and bodies of water. Metal recycling is the best way to help in the reduction of greenhouse gases. How Much are Aluminum Soda Cans Worth? The value of aluminum soda cans can fluctuate on a regular basis, so there is no set price at any given time. However, you are likely to receive an average of up to $0.28 per 0.55 lbs. for each of the cans taken to a metal recycling center. The amount compensated can add up nicely if you drink a lot of soda and have accumulated a large quantity of cans. Before taking your cans to a recycling center (such as Pure Metal Recycling), make sure they are cleaned first. Each recycling center will have their own guidelines, but many of them want clean cans that have not been crushed. The cans will be placed on a machine to be weighed for payment. You should receive cash or a check on the same day. Never leave aluminum soda cans sitting around in the yard or a trash can. Gather up all of your cans and take them to a metal recycling center so you can add a little money to your wallet. Contribute to preventing global warming by making sure your aluminum soda cans are recycled and used for other products instead of causing harm to the...

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How To Keep Your Company’s Lights On With New Generator Technology

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There’s nothing that will turn off consumers to a business faster than the lights going out during a storm. Even if the business doesn’t open its doors to consumers directly, customers will still be turned off by the delays the outrage causes. Fortunately, there are new generator technologies coming out that allow you to keep your business running on the cheap even when the external power is down. New Cheap Fuel Cell Generator According to Technology Review, there’s a new fuel-cell coming out that is versatile in terms of what you can use to power it. You can use diesel, propane or natural gas, and the goal of the new technology is to actually be more efficient than what you’d get while you were on the grid. So, not only could you use a generator like this to create electricity during a storm outage, but you could do so with just as much, if not more, efficiency than when the power is on. This means that you wouldn’t lose any money due to an outage. It would also mean that you could choose which fuel you wanted, and that the amount you could safely store would last much longer during emergencies. The reason for the change in efficiency is because the new technology doesn’t generate electricity through combustion, which is the normal approach. Instead, it uses an electrochemical reaction to generate the electricity in a way that is likely to make less noise and create less pollution than traditional gas generators. Light/Heat Electricity Generator According to an article at Physics World, new technology is allowing businesses to generate energy directly from any heat or light source. This is called a “thermionic generator,” and there’s a brand new one coming out. While the technology has existed before, this new break-through makes the conversion four times more efficient than previous generators. Any area that produces a lot of heat or light can use one of these generators to efficiently create electricity. This could include collecting waste heat from more traditional generators, or even more efficiently collecting solar energy for later use. It’s important to get a generator in place in your building well ahead of power outage season in the winter, but, fortunately, these new technologies can make this process easier and cheaper than you might think. The important thing is to try to get generators that make you less dependent on the random fluctuations of gas prices. For more information about generators, contact a company like Power Performance...

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