The Poseur’s Guide to Woodworking

This edition of The Poseur’s Guide To Woodworking is directed toward those who want assume the mantle of woodworking expert without necessarily knowing the difference between a miter and mortise. (What, you worry? Keep reading and you’l learn to tell vive la difference between a miter and mortise. It’s a pretty big chasm.)


A dado is a term that woodworking poseurs should really learn to toss around as casually as Paris Hilton tosses aside underwear. A dado is nothing more complicated than a wide slot or groove used for joining together pieces of wood.

Pin Knot:

Get to know your lumber defects if you really want to pull off being a woodworking poseur. A pin knot is a small blemish less than a half inch in diameter. As in: “That pin knot is kind of like the extra weight that Marilyn Monroe was carrying in Some Like It Hot; maybe not desirable per se, but it doesn’t ruin the package in and of itself.”


It may sound like a rapper’s name, but toenail is something completely different in woodworking and carpentry. Use toenail as a verb to mean that you are going to fasten with diagonally driven nail from the side of a one board into the flat of another board.

(Completely inappropriate digression: Diagon Alley in the world of Harry Potter translates into diagonally. Think about it.)


To score something is merely to mark it for cutting. Scoring can result in notches or line drawing or even cut itself if one with an awl.


How we Southerners pronounce the word “all.” An awl is also a very sharp pointy sticky thingie that looks like an icepick except it has a rounded bulb-shaped handle.

Butt Hinge:

Insert your own joke here. A butt hinge is simply any regular old flat hinge of the type found in any home.

T G;:

You will know you are a real woodworking poseur when you toss around this term. It is short for tongue-and-groove boarding.

Tongue and Groove:

You know that boarding where one pieces slides into another piece? This here thing is that there thing.


The miter is a joint that is formed by an angle of two beveled pieces of wood. Usually performed by the best miter saw for bevel cutting.


A mortise is a hole that is cut into one piece of wood to receive a tenon that protrudes from another piece of wood to create a really nifty bonded joint.


A tenon is the protruding piece of wood that fits into the mortise

Tips To Make Educational Videos

Talk about videos that stand out in the crowd educational videos are definitely on the top. Here are some tips to remember while you make educational videos:

  1. Keep a check on the length:

Lengthy videos are good. But how effective is the time used? That is the question. If you are teaching a one line concept in a video that goes for an hour, it would not make any sense. Make video that is crisp and clear. Start with a brief and catchy introduction. If you wish to gain your viewers’ attention it is the first few seconds that matter the most. It should be catchy and short.

  1. Choose a simple tone:

People connect better with videos with a simple tone. Stick with delivering information that actually matter. People view the videos to make thins simpler on the topic that they are looking for. You should not make things more complicated there.

  1. Understand the audience:

Are you making simple videos for the school students or videos for the students pursuing higher education? The age of the audience, the demographics would all determine the content and the style of your video. You should understand what your audience would already know and what they would wish to learn.

  1. Humor rules:

Witty videos, those that maintain a subtle sense of humor would be the ones that actually draw people’s attention. Smaller children for example like videos that are funny. Choose a fun play way method to educate. This in fact applies to people of all age groups.

  1. Keep it practical:

Choose content that would involve the audience to get down and do something. Practical videos talking about concepts that can actually be applied in real life would be the ones that are better accepted. Include simple examples and experiments for the audience to feel the need to keep coming back for more.

You can now easily buy views for your videos. This is how people can get even a million views on YouTube.

Here Is All That You Would Want To Know About Estrus

The period when the dog is extremely receptive to mating is called the estrus. The estrus is marked with the swelling of the female dog’s vulva and also other signs such as bleeding or a discharge from therein. The female dog may also have mood irritability or extreme alertness and nervousness exhibited during its estrus phase.

This phase is also called as staying in heat in the common parlance. The question that how long a dog stays in heat is one that is often asked and therefore it is important that before the dog owner or a new breeder undertakes to adopt or breed a female dog, he or she must take the initiative to educate themselves and to make it a point to understand the nuances and the sensitivity of the period for the female dogs.

How long does a dog stay in heat?

A female dog stays in heat for two to four weeks. The owner of the dog may tell that the dog is experiencing heat from a lot of determinants and previous experiences if any. It is during this period that the female dog presents itself to its prospective mate and usually by lifting its rump and symbolically tilting its tail on to one side.

When does estrus start in dogs?

In small female dog breeds, estrus may start as early as when they are four months old and it has been noticed that the bigger breed of the dogs do not stay in heat unless and until they are almost close to two years old. It is recommended strongly to not allow the female dog to mate in their first and the second cycle because they are not quite ready with their eggs. However, it has also been noticed that female dogs generally are not open to the mating in their first couple of estrus.

You Have The Right To Demand From The Business For The Work Delivered

For any business, the customer is the king and the employees are the soldiers making every single demand positive and possible to the customer. So a business has to first take care of its employees before obliging to the end-users for it is these employees who meticulously do the job of taking the business to the customers.

How do businesses honor the work of the employees? Obviously, in the form of salaries and bonuses. Every employee has the right to demand money for whatever work has been delivered by him. But what if an employee quits or is laid off from the company? Are there any special rules for them in paying their monthly income? Yes, there is one for the people of California and we call it the final paycheck law in California. It is assumed that California is one of the best and safest places for employees with excellent employee laws.

Final paycheck law

If an employee quits or if he is fired for some reason, he has all rights to demand his pay until that day to be paid on the same day i.e. his last working day. And the employer is bound to abide by this for it is a right-royal right given to each and every employee in California. Some employees give a notice to the employer with a time period before which the final payment has to be settled which otherwise goes through the penalty clause. This clause says that for every single day of delay by the employer, the employee will become eligible for a day`s salary for the number of days delayed. This way he keeps a check on the company to be fast and swift in the process. The final pay should include all the accrued amount, leaves saved and others that were promised to the employee at the time of his or her joining.