Archive for June, 2009

How to Choose and Apply Varnish

June 22nd, 2009

There is no such thing today as an all-purpose varnish. Varnishes are now made for special uses and for particular methods of application. In the classification for use there are short oil furniture rubbing varnishes, medium oil floor varnishes, long oil spar varnishes, flat varnishes, insulating varnishes, mixing varnishes, color varnishes, and quite a number of special varnishes. The list of varnishes classified by methods of application is short, but the types differ considerably.

Among them might be mentioned: air-drying varnishes, baking varnishes, spraying varnishes, brushing varnishes, and dipping varnishes. The user should always consider both the purpose of the varnish and the method of application which he finds available or most convenient. A set of appropriate precision measurement tools including measuring tape and measuring wheels will be necessary as well.

 If a varnisher wishes to apply a furniture rubbing varnish with a brush, he should obtain a varnish made for that particular purpose. A spraying varnish would be too thin. It should be remembered that synthetic, quick-drying varnishes are not easily “doctored” by use of thinners as was possible with the old fossil gum varnishes. Synthetic gum varnishes do not mix properly with varnish thinners when cold. A factory prepared varnish for each type of work and each method of application is necessary for good results today.

General Preparations for Brush Varnishing

There are several preliminaries to a successful job of brush varnishing. The following are some important preparations:

  • The varnish room should be cleaned and dusted during the afternoon of the day before the varnishing is to be done.  A clean room is necessary, not a dusty shop used for woodworking and cluttered with private label measuring tapes, distance measuring wheels, and other measuring equipments.
  • Prepare all surfaces to be varnished—smooth, sandpaper, and dust. Do this work in another room, not the place where varnishing is to be done. When revarnishing, it is very important to remove any old wax polish, furniture polish, grease, or oil from handling or dirt by washing, preferably with turpentine. Rough undercoats should be removed or smoothed properly.
  • Have a revolving varnish stand, if possible, because the varnishing light will always be at its best when the stand is properly turned.
  • Always use a clean varnish pot or container. A drip or wipe wire across the top is very helpful.  Clean tin cans make cheap and satisfactory varnish pots, which can be thrown away daily.
  • It is important that varnish be kept properly warmed during cold weather. Place the varnish pot on one or two hot bricks, or stand the pot in a vessel of hot water some minutes before the varnishing is started.
  • Do not try to thin or reduce quick-drying varnishes. They do not mix or thin well when cold.
  • Wipe off all dust from the object to be varnished by the use of a “tack rag” moistened in very thin varnish just before the varnishing is started.
  • Make sure that all undercoats are properly dried before varnishing.
  • The varnisher should wear dust-free and reasonably clean clothes, or dirt and lint may get into some newly varnished surface.

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Home Business Opportunity Scams

June 3rd, 2009

Starting a Home Business is an appealing idea. Earning some extra money for a bit of work is an honest exchange that has the possibility of turning into a lucrative endeavor. Everyone wants to be their own boss and be able to work as they see fit.

And there are a lot of people out there who are willing to sell or share ideas to get you rich quick. Some of them are worthwhile, others not so much. The trick is in navigating the minefield of false or fraudulent opportunities.

There’s no way to be sure you won’t get taken in one of the many Home business opportunity scams as nobody is immune, but there are a few things you can do to limit your exposure to online business scams and do your best to avoid losing money and time.

First, legitimate online businesses and business opportunities won’t charge a fee for access to their “super secret business plan guaranteed to make you money.” That doesn’t mean that if a company wants you to buy in to take part that it’s a scam.

If you bought a fast food franchise, for example, you’d have to pay the corporation for the privilege of benefiting from their national ad campaigns and good name. That’s not a scam, that’s just good business because they tell you what you’ll be doing before you do it.

Next, Home business opportunity scams will tend to try to pay far less than the work is actually worth. You may find yourself working hours on end for a pittance while others rake in the profits. Basically you become the worker while someone else is running the business. For this reason, stay away from “envelope stuffing” and “reading email” systems. Look for affiliate marketing or pay-per-click systems instead. They are far more lucrative.

You want to stay away from systems that “trade time for money” if at all possible. In business, time is money and the promise of lots of dollars when all you really get is a trivial sum is at best dishonest. It’s best to do the math if you’re determined to set out on these sorts of things. Figure out how much time it will take and how much you’re getting paid (either in money or benefits or whatever). If it’s anywhere near minimum wage, you’re better off not bothering.

Last, don’t simply go looking for the websites that promise you riches. If you go looking for ways to make an easy buck and end up scamming someone else, you open yourself to all kinds of home business opportunity scams. The easy and obvious deals need to be checked out before you pounce because they may simply be a trap for other scammers.

will tend to try to pay far less than the work is actually worth. You may find yourself working hours on end for a pittance while others rake in the profits. Basically you become the worker while someone else is running the business. For this reason, stay away from “envelope stuffing” and “reading email” systems. Look for affiliate marketing or pay-per-click systems instead. They are far more lucrative.

You want to stay away from systems that “trade time for money” if at all possible. In business, time is money and the promise of lots of dollars when all you really get is a trivial sum is at best dishonest. It’s best to do the math if you’re determined to set out on these sorts of things. Figure out how much time it will take and how much you’re getting paid (either in money or benefits or whatever). If it’s anywhere near minimum wage, you’re better off not bothering.

Last, don’t simply go looking for the websites that promise you riches. If you go looking for ways to make an easy buck and end up scamming someone else, you open yourself to all kinds of home business opportunity scams. The easy and obvious deals need to be checked out before you pounce because they may simply be a trap for other scammers.

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