Which Scale Rule?
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Before looking at which type of Scale Rule to select we should explain what a Scale Rule, or Ruler, is used for. When we were at school our first use of a ruler was to draw straight lines on a piece of paper, the old 300mm (12 inch wooden ruler became well used and suitably worn over a period of time, usually inscribed with various notations and doodles. The next use of the ruler was to measure lines and geometric shapes and to help us to draw things to scale. Scale at this stage was full...
Pedal Cars and Kids Tractors
Having been around for generations, pedal cars must be one of the most popular toys to stand the test of time. There have been lots of advancements with ride on toys but it is amazing how some of the pedal cars are the same as the ones that were popular over sixty years ago, there are not many products that could claim that lifespan, and still be going strong.
Many of the classic pedal car designs have become collectors items and there is a growing market for fully restored models and of...
Quit Smoking 10 Things that Annoy Non Smokers
Two key considerations for smokers are the health effects of smoking and the cost of maintaining the habit. To a non-smoker there are a number of other negative factors to smoking which are often found to be annoying and anti-social.
The residual smell on a smokers breath can be very uncomfortable for the rest of the population, especially at close quarters. When a family member or colleague goes out for a cigarette and return to breathe in the vicinity of others it can be...
Why you should look after your Body Mass Index (BMI)
Our Body Mass Index should help us to determine our healthy weight range rather than follow the myth that there is an ideal body weight. The BMI is a height-weight ratio used by doctors to determine whether a person is of normal weight or if they fall into the categories of overweight or obese. The BMI can be measured for adults and children of either gender.
The formula for measuring your BMI is, your weight (in kilos) divided by your height (in meters) squared or, your weight / your...
Scale Rules - Where would we be without them?
What are Scale Rules? We all used a measuring rule when we were at school, sometimes it was just to draw straight lines on a piece of paper or to measure an object we were given to study. If we were give the task of drawing an object to it's correct size we could use the measurements on the rule to draw it to scale, that is draw it in the correct dimensions. The drawing would usually be drawn to full size, so if the object measured say 50mm, we would draw a line with a length of 50mm. But...
The Many Uses of Calculator Wheels
What are Calculator Wheels? They come in many shapes and sizes and we have probably all seen them at some time and called them by different names. They are the small circular plastic discs measuring about 100mm (4") in diameter that are used for calculating anything from Golf Handicaps to Pregnancy Dates or converting most imaginable units of measurement.
As Calculator Wheels are so versatile they are used by a wide variety of industries as functional tools and are often printed with a...
Scale Rules are Great Gift Ideas for Architects & Engineers
Marketing budgets are being cut as a result of reduced sales as the global financial crises digs in. With less funds being available promotional products are gaining in popularity as a low cost method of getting the company name, brand and product details in front of existing customers and prospects.
For construction and engineering professionals such as Architects, Engineers, Designers and Builders, one of the most practical gifts they appreciate is professional quality Scale Rules for...
How To Get Started with a Gold Detector
When we really want to do something new it is easy to get pumped up and excited, the reality then kicks in on the challenges of getting started with our newly found subject. To get started with Gold Detecting the first move is to research what tools and equipment are needed, this is where it starts to get very confusing. There are so many different types of Gold Metal Detectors on the market from various manufacturers and suppliers at a wide range of prices, we can easily put off doing anything...
BMI Wheels and Pregnancy Wheels are Great Promotional Gifts
What do BMI Calculator Wheels, Pregnancy Date Wheels and Golf Handicap Discs have in common? The answer is that they all make good promotional products. Companies are constantly looking for cost effective ways to promote their products and build awareness of their company name, brand and logo.
With marketing budgets being cut due to the global downturn, many companies are looking at practical and innovative promotional products to give to their clients as a low cost way of advertising. There...
Gold Detector Treasures for Fun and Profit
Prospecting with a gold detector is a growing hobby and a popular pastime, it can certainly grow to becoming an obsession with many enthusiasts. Gold detecting gets into your blood after a while, using a gold detector can be very relaxing and sometimes mesmerizing, finding gold nuggets might be the goal but fun of prospecting for gold provides so much pleasure as an outdoor activity.
With so much equipment, tools and books available in the market it can be quite a challenge to get started,...