How to Build a Railing

Building a railing around the edge of a deck or above ground pool is a great project for the hobby DIY person, it combines carpentry and building within a relatively easy project that is both useful and extremely satisfying to build. In some localities a deck or above ground platform that is 40 inches high requires a railing to prevent accidental falls over the edge, high enough to cause broken bones in most people, or at the very least a serious strain. Building a railing on a platform that was not designed to take one can be challenging, and may require a fair bit of modification to fit the posts. Most of the strength of a railing is in the posts, so the timber needs to be strong, a minimum of 3×4, straight, and securely attached. The base of the post needs to be attached to the joist...

How to Make a Laurel Wreath

A laurel wreath is a wreath that is made using the leaves and branches of the bay laurel evergreen tree. Laurel wreaths were popular in Ancient Greece as a sign of status or victory and were often given as an award to winners of the Olympics or to victorious war commanders in the same way that a person would now receive a medal for his / her success. The laurel wreath is still used in some schools today and is often given to a person for completing his / her master’s or honorary degree. A laurel wreath is also the perfect accessory for completing a Greek costume, whether for a party or for a play and it can be used  to accentuate their costumes. If you want a laurel wreath that is 100% authentic then you can make it the way that the Greeks did it by interlocking laurel branches together....

How to Make an Untraceable Phone Call

Here are a few ways of making your next phone call untraceable. There is no true guarantee on these procedures, but these steps will create difficulties of people tracing the calls back to you. Please use this information in a constructive manner! Instructions Caller ID — the bane of telephones. This device will show your name and number to the person you’re calling. If you don’t want that to happen your telephone service has a feature to have “private name” and “private number” on this device by pressing *67. This will not work for dialing 911 or 800 and 900 numbers. Callers can trace the call anonymously and report harassment pressing *57. Another way to hide your tracks is find an internet telephone program. Voice over IP and Softphone are good...