Metal Fabrication: Should You Choose Stainless Steel or Carbon Steel for Your Project?

Selecting the right type of steel for a project is one of the critical decisions that you have to make during metal fabrication. Stainless steel and carbon steel are the two common types of steel that are used in metal applications. Before determining the right metal grade, you need to choose the type of steel that will be appropriate for your project. Here is a detailed comparison between these two types of steel metal that will help you decide the best one for your project. Read More 

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Wire Mesh for Fencing Purposes

Wire mesh serves several purposes in day to day living. It can be used to house poultry, fence your compound, protect growing plants, or add extra strength to a foundation. However, fencing compounds are the most common use of wire mesh. If you intend to fence your home using wire mesh, you need to understand that your choice will depend on several factors, like raw materials used. This article highlights aspects of wire mesh fences that depend on the manufacturing material. Read More 

Home Brewing and The Search for Proper Crates

If you are an avid fan of home brewing and pride yourself as a connoisseur of all your home brews, you probably have encountered the problem of sourcing for crates. Home brewers can confidently say that the joy of the entire process ends with your brews well bottled and packed in the appropriate crates. Unfortunately, finding crates isn't always an easy undertaking for many brewers. The worst case scenario is finding crates that end up being inappropriate for your brews. Read More 

Answering Some Commonly Asked Questions About Salvaged Timber

Salvaged timber can be a good choice for those who are very eco-conscious but who still want to use timber for a home flooring, kitchen benchtops, and the like. Salvaged timber can often be found in lumberyards and at stores that specialize in reselling salvaged pieces. Note a few questions you might have about salvaged timber and its use in your home, so you know what to look for and if this is the right choice for your project. Read More 

Engineer’s Scrapers: Comparing the Different Types of Tools

The scraper is an essential and highly beneficial engineering tool in the manufacturing process of metal products. This is a finishing implement which eliminates high or rough spots from the machined surfaces. Consequently, the finished metal product will have true flat services for better performance. The engineer's scraper is particularly useful for metal components which will connect with other surfaces. This is because high spots on such a surface will cause abrasion and generate friction. Read More