My wife and I recently bought and remodeled a house out at the lake. She liked

My wife and I recently bought and remodeled a house out at the lake. She liked the big kitchen and the previous owner had built an 800 square foot shop behind the house that fit my bass boat perfectly—so we jumped at the opportunity. We were signing offer sheets six hours after the house was listed. The old man who used to live here was a woodworker and that big shop was designed specifically for woodworking projects. Turning it into a fishing shop was a monster overhaul that took me all winter, but there’s one thing I kept in that shop: His old ceiling-mounted lumber racks. They’re darn-near perfect for fishing rod storage, so I wanted to share the design with everyone. Not only will it free up all of your floor space, but you’re able to sit in your boat and switch out rods without constantly hopping in and out. It’s tempting to go buy pre-made rod racks, screw them to the wall and call it good. But I wanted all the wall space I could possibly get in my shop. I mounted pegboard to the walls and I have my fishing lures and other gear hanging for quick and easy access. Also, like I mentioned earlier, this is a really convenient system if you store your bo...

You Need to Make a ‘When I Die’ File—Before It’s Too Late

Ruth Byock, 81, was driving to her daughter Molly’s house for Thanksgiving dinner when she had a heart attack and died. Struggling to imagine a world without their mother, Molly and her brother Ira went to clear out her condo in Leisure World, the retirement community in Laguna Woods, CA that Ruth had called home for 12 years. (She had renamed the place “Wrinkle Village”). While sorting through her things, they discovered a small card file on a kitchen counter next to her recipe box. They opened it up, expecting guidance on how to make brisket and kugel. (On the afternoon she died, she had two versions of the baked noodle dish in the back seat of the car.) What Molly and Ira found instead took them by surprise: Inside, their mother had carefully organized all of her papers, including the account numbers, pending transactions, and a bundle of other documents they’d need to settle her affairs and distribute her belongings. It was as though their mother had baked them one last batch of kugel from beyond and left it waiting there for them to arrive. “This was not a Buddhist master’s awareness of death,” Ira Byock says. “It was a Jewish mother’s love for her children.” What Ruth had...

Download the all-new HCP Life Science Packaging Materials Playbook and find out how to consistently select

Download the all-new HCP Life Science Packaging Materials Playbook and find out how to consistently select the optimal packaging style and material for your pharma, medicinal devices. Learn More » HERMA US Inc., subsidiary of HERMA GmbH—a Germany-based provider of labeling machinery and self-adhesive labels and materials to the global packaging marketplace—has introduced the HERMA 500 Label Applicator, an IOT-enabled machine utilizing real-time metrics to optimize production efficiency and consistency, even in a multi-factory setting.Capable of achieving labeling speeds up to 200m/min, the HERMA 500 can handle label widths between 80-320mm and roll diameters from 300–600mm. The HERMA 500 is a next-generation label applicator that builds upon the features of its predecessor, HERMA 400, while integrating Industry 4.0 connectivity. Half of HERMA 400 customers in 2018 were original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The HERMA 500 offers a maximum speed 70 ft/minute higher than the 400 model; a maximum speed of 650 ft/minute can be reached. The module offers short make-ready time and industrial-grade Ethernet connection. Among the comprehensive I/O options, remote access via web ...

Blue Sky Science: What’s the difference between types of 3D printer filaments? | National

3D printing is a process by which we make a piece layer by layer, and the various forms of 3D printing differ in how they make each layer. An extrusion-based printing, or fused deposition modeling, uses filaments. It takes a raw material and extrudes it through a die to create a long strand. That’s what a filament is. Filaments are housed in cartridges with big spools of material. The filament is loaded into a machine, gets heated up and then is extruded through a really small die to produce a thin filament. There are many types of 3D printing filament, but mostly a lot of plastics are used in the industry. ABS, a styrene plastic, and PLA, polylactic acid, are common materials. Nylon can also be extruded. Anything that can be melted and forced through a die can be extruded. The vast majority of printers in the industry use plastic when they extrude to make filaments. But there are some weird exceptions. There are printers that extrude food. In that case, the strand of food that comes out of the extruder is the filament. Another weird example of extrusion printing is the 3D printing of homes. Some companies are extruding big strands of concrete to make walls and foundations of h...

Target Deal Day 2019: Technology, kitchen appliance sales and more

TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to highlight sales and deals on items that we think you’ll enjoy — and at prices we think you’ll like!TODAY is not being paid to highlight these sales and deals, but just so you know, TODAY does have affiliate relationships. So, while every sale and deal product is independently selected, if you buy something through our links, we may get a small share of the revenue. If you’re looking for great deals, Amazon Prime Day isn’t the only option. Target is offering “Deal Days” on the same dates — July 15-16 — with great deals across almost a dozen categories. Customers can order online, or pick up items in person for same-day savings. The Instant Pot is selling out fast on Amazon but you can find the popular appliance for just $70 at Target! If you’re looking to make some summer smoothies and shakes, this 6-speed blender is on sale for 41% off. Looking to try out the newest gadget that is taking kitchen countertops by storm? You can save 25% off on this popular air fryer for today only at Target. You can save big on this college essential that boasts extensive storage and even an includes a freezer compartment...

Early adopters of LED lighting will remember 50,000 hour or even 100,000 hour lifetime ratings printed on

Early adopters of LED lighting will remember 50,000 hour or even 100,000 hour lifetime ratings printed on the box. But during a recent trip to the hardware store the longest advertised lifetime I found was 25,000 hours. Others claimed only 7,500 or 15,000 hours. And yes, these are brand-name bulbs from Cree and GE. So, what happened to those 100,000 hour residential LED bulbs? Were the initial estimates just over-optimistic? Was it all marketing hype? Or, did we not know enough about LED aging to predict the true useful life of a bulb? I put these questions to the test. Join me after the break for some background on the light bulb cartel from the days of incandescent bulbs (not a joke, a cartel controlled the life of your bulbs), and for the destruction of some modern LED bulbs to see why the lifetimes are clocking in a lot lower than the original wave of LED replacements. Any discussion of light bulb lifetime would be incomplete without mention of the Phoebus cartel, an international organization formed in 1924 by the world’s leading light bulb manufacturers to manipulate the bulb market. As discussed by Markus Krajewski in “The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy”, the cartel assigned ...

Slaying suspect’s lawyer wants DA’s office off case

WILKES-BARRE — An attorney for homicide suspect Christopher Cortez is seeking to have the Luzerne County district attorney’s office prevented from prosecuting the case, questioning the actions of an assistant district attorney during an interrogation. Cortez, 19, along with Devin Cunningham, 20, Gabriella Long, 17, and Mercedes Hall, 16, were charged by state police with killing Long’s grandfather, Joseph Monka, 71, inside his Edwardsville residence nearly five months ago. Monka’s body was found by an Edwardsville police officer April 17, two days after investigators believe he was killed. After Monka was killed, investigators allege the four suspects stole nearly $30,000 from a safe in Monka’s residence and went on a spending spree at the Wyoming Valley Mall. Cortez, Long and Hall were arrested April 17 when they were leaving the Red Roof Inn in Plains Township. Cunningham was arrested at his mother’s residence in Virginia on April 24. A pre-trial hearing was held Friday before Luzerne County Judge William Amesbury on the status of the cases against the four suspects. Prosecutors were given several weeks to secure evidence from the state police crime lab near Pittsburgh and to...

SAE ITC and ARINC IA Invite the Aviation Industry to Participate in the Electronic Flight Bag Users Forum, November 5-7, 2019

SAE ITC and ARINC IA Invite the Aviation Industry to Participate in the Electronic Flight Bag Users Forum, November 5-7, 2019 WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ – SAE ITC and ARINC Industry Activities announced that registration is open for the Fall 2019 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Users Forum that will be held November 5-7, 2019, in Madrid, Spain. The EFB Users Forum has led significant changes since its inception in 2010. The Forum has expanded to become the world’s largest conference dedicated to EFB, attracting more than 350 international participants. The Madrid EFB Users Forum, hosted by Aviobook, will review the latest regulatory developments, progress in security and connectivity, best practices in EFB mobile applications, and airline operator experiences. Through focused presentations and networking opportunities, attendees can engage in candid conversations with authorities on current, relevant, and actionable topics impacting the EFB industry. The Forum will feature a supplier exhibition with the latest products and services from hardware and software suppliers, system integrators, and service providers. Additional information on the EFB User...