Sunday, March 16, 2008

5 Top Tips for Electronics that Don't Work

-Is it plugged in?

-Unplug and wait at least 30 seconds, then plug back in.

-Check the batteries - replace - are they in right?

-Is there a Reset button?

-Know that it won't be in the manual - go on-line and research.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

The Sticky Side of Glue Gun Addiction

One you place that first dollop of glue from a glue gun on anything - watch out, it easily becomes an addiction. You'll run around looking for new projects that will let you pull the trigger and watch that stringy sticky stuff spout forth.

Yes, indeed, glue guns are mighty handy for many projects. On the crafts side, you can go crazy sticking flowers and fabrics to each other. If you're thinking about making repairs around the house with a glue gun, keep these tips in mind:

-Most craft glues will soften or melt after application if left in the sun or in a high temperature setting.

-Craft glue sticks, once hardened, won't last forever. They tend to yellow and fall apart with age.

-Don't depend on glue sticks to hold joints in place. In fact, don't use glue solely on any project where weight is involved. Hanging items and other items with critical pressure points should have an old-fashioned attachment such as bolts or nails.

For everything else? Go for the glue gun!