Who Uses Automotive Shop Equipment

Do you own a body shop? Are you looking for some good equipment for your personal hobby shop in your garage? There are many different pieces of automotive shop equipment that you can use in your own home. Everyone is entitled to at least some of the automotive shop equipment out there.

People that like cars and have a mini shop set up in their garage often use car lifts and various automotive tools. Having your own shop is a fun thing to do for a lot of people. This is why lots of people buy their own equipment and set it up in their own home. You don’t have to work on other people’s cars to have your own shop. As long as you have a use for it, it’s yours to buy. Maybe you are into building cars or fixing up old cars. Automotive shop equipment will help you out and make everything go faster and more efficiently. With the right gear you can make anything happen that the guys in the auto shop down the street can.

There are many different types of shop equipment that people use that don’t necessarily need a shop to use it in. You don’t even have to like building cars. For example: There are charging systems for batteries that people use in their own home just for charging their car battery. Maybe they have an electric car and need to charge the battery at night. There are many different reasons to have this type of equipment in the house.

People often like to detail their own car. That is a great reason to buy all the body shop grade equipment for your house. It is nice to be able to just detail your car on your own time however often you like. This means that you can detail your car at three in the morning if you want to!

More serious equipment like hose reels, lifting equipment vises and pressure washers can be used in-home as well. Things like pressure washers are not just used for cars though. They can also be used on driveways, houses and roofs for cleaning and stripping paint. So, not just people who are interested in cars can use shop equipment.

Painters often use pressure washers. Painting has nothing to do with automotive shops but it still uses some of the same equipment. Pressure washers help get flaking paint off of a house, they help clean window panes, and remove gunk from gutters. If you are looking to buy your own cleaning supplies like this, look in to buying shop equipment.

How Hard is it to Live a Relaxed Lifestyle?

I had a really good analogy appear over our weekend away.

We went to see friends on a large property down South. Balingup, for anyone who would like to check it out on Google Earth, lol.

It was a real eye opener to me and put a lot of what I talk about into perspective.

The guy who owned the property, had moved there for a lifestyle choice and admittedly had taken to it like a duck to water. What amazed me was the amount of work he had to do. Feeding Cows, feeding chickens, mowing hay, repairing fences etc.. etc…

When I asked him about all the work he said “This is not work, this is what I love doing.”

I commented about the fact he called it a relaxed lifestyle and he said that the thing that drove him was the fact that everything was in order and at the end of each day he felt relaxed and at peace with himself and the world.

This is a classic example of if you enjoy what you are doing, it ceases to be work. This guy is actually working mentally and physically harder than he has ever worked and is totally relaxed.

I never really appreciated how much effort you had to put in to live a relaxed lifestyle.

The other very valid thing that he said was, if he did not keep on top of the work, things would slip and not be as he wanted it to be, and he would not then enjoy it. Another great observation, whatever you are doing you must always keep an eye on it to make sure at the end of the day it is what you want.

Well it was a lovely few days away, but I think I will create my relaxed lifestyle in suburbia.

Jewellery Maintenance – Tips To Keep Your Jewels Looking Great

The right jewellery will add to your personality and appearance. Even if you have spent quite a bit of money acquiring these baubles, you’ll need to make sure that you look after them properly. It is surprisingly easy to take care of your jeweled accessories, but if you do not look after them well they will not give you the desired appearance. In fact, they can also drop in value because you do not look after them properly.

The following jewellery handling and maintenance tips will be of great help to you:

1. Handle your ornaments with a great deal of care on a day to day basis. Do not bring them in contact with chemicals that will ruin their appearance. For instance, you should remove your rings when you wash dishes. You should also remove bracelets and bangles when you exercise for fear that you might hit them accidentally. Similarly, you should also remove gold or silver ornaments when you bathe or swim. Chlorine is especially damaging to them.

2. Store your jewels carefully in order to prevent them from touching each other. If you pile all your accessories into a box or pouch then they will rub against each other resulting in dents and scratches. Make sure that you wrap each piece individually so that they do not touch each other. If you have a few chains and necklaces you ought to hang them from hooks so that they do not get entangled with each other.

3. Wear chemical products such as perfume and hairspray before you wear certain types of accessories. Pearls are especially susceptible to damage from chemicals. Likewise, certain alloys of gold, copper and silver are prone to getting discoloured because of exposure to chemicals.

4. Clean your ornaments regularly, but do not use any harsh chemicals to do so. Certain commercially available cleaning products can damage gold and silver very badly. You’ll find that soapy water cleans your ornaments quite well. Just make sure that you do not clean them in your bathroom or kitchen sink for fear that they will slip out of your hands into the drain. Wipe them dry with a soft cloth that is free of lint.

You’ll be really happy with the way your jewellery retains its luster when you look after it well. Not only will your expensive baubles look beautiful even if they are old but they will also retain their value very well.

5 Common Misconceptions About Hair Loss

In the United States alone, approximately 35 million men and 21 million women are affected by hair loss. Generally speaking, male pattern baldness can be expected to occur in 40% of men by the time they are aged 40. However, despite the common occurrence of hair loss among the populace, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions that defy logic and basic science.

We’ve listed the top five hair loss myths we encounter on a daily basis, in hopes of shedding light and halting their further dissemination.

Myth 1: Baldness comes from the mother’s side.
While the main cause of hair loss in both men and women is genetic, a condition known as androgenetic alopecia, it is not a hereditary trait confined to either parent. If your mother or father’s family has a history of baldness, you can inherit the gene and experience male pattern baldness or female hair loss.

Myth 2: Wearing hats can cause balding.
Contrary to popular belief the normal wearing of hats does not cause hair loss. You would need to wear your hat so tightly that circulation to the hair follicles was cut off. Typical day to day wearing of hats will not cause hair loss.

Myth 3: Blow drying, frequent hair washing and use of styling products can cause the loss of hair.
While excessive blow drying and washing can damage the quality of your hair turning it dry or brittle, normal use does not cause hair loss. Similarly, the use of hair coloring and styling products, when used as directed have no effect other than those intended.

Myth 4: Cutting/shaving your hair will make it grow back thicker.
Your hair follicle is thicker at the base of the shaft than at the tip, so while cutting or shaving may make your hair appear thicker by contrast initially, as it continues to grow it will maintain the same thickness as prior to cutting.

Myth 5: Brushing your hair is better than combing it and is good for follicle stimulation.
While the general consensus is that combing as opposed to brushing reduces the occurrence of hair breakage and split ends, neither action will induce growth or for that matter hair loss.

All hair follicles go through a normal cycle of hair growth and hair loss. There are three main phases of the hair growth cycle: anagen, catagen, and telogen.

During the anagen phase hair fibers are actively produced from the dermal papilla, a highly active group of pear-shaped cells within the follicle. The longest of the three phases, anagen lasts anywhere between 6 to 10 years, with an average growth rate of 1/2 inch per month.

During the catagen phase, which is estimated to last approximately 14 to 21 days, hair growth enters a period of regression; the dermal papilla condense as the cells become inactive. With a lack of cell stimulation, the hair fiber and root sheaths stop growing.

Lastly, the follicle enters a period of rest for anywhere between 30 to 90 days. In telogen the dermal papilla can become isolated and the hair fiber can be easily pulled out from everyday activities such as combing, shampooing, or brushing. At any given time, approximately 10% of hair follicles on the scalp are in telogen, which means each day an average of 50 to 100 hairs are pulled out.

While this cycle of hair production typically continues for the duration of the individual’s life, as explained earlier, there are follicles with a genetic disposition to permanent hair loss. Other factors that may effect hair growth include: adverse reactions to drugs or medical treatments, hormones, as well as immune system abnormalities.