What On Earth is a French Press?

A French Coffee Press, also called a plunge pot, is often a common coffee brewer in lots of European houses, considering they are excellent alternatives to the single or 2 cup automatic drip coffee machines. However, these coffee brewers are not just a simple technical appliance, they can be pretty much a sort of art.

The regular French Press includes a straight-sided pot, which is created from borosilicate glass for being long lasting as well as heat-resistant as well as a filter-plunger that pushes through the water when the coffee has steeped and also serves as the lid. Towards the bottom of the plunger is an item connected which serves as a filter. Since this filtration system has bigger holes than a filter from the typical drip machines, it is suggested to choose coffee of a coarser grind simply because finer grounds may leak through the filter straight into the coffee.

Brewing coffee with a French Pot is an easy process. Simply fill the required quantity of ground coffee into your glass carafe and add on pre-boiled hot water. Mix this content and place the loosened plunger at the top, just underneath the water line. This will aid retaining the temperature. Give it time to steep for only a few moments and push the plunger together with the filter straight down.

Depending upon the quantity of servings prepared, it is a good idea to fill the coffee into an insulated serving pot. You don’t wish the coffee to remain in …

Have you ever Considered Car Donations to Charity?

Nonprofit organizations that work with children have a number of ways in which to find funds for their charitable activities. One popular way that they go about it is usually to ask for car donations.

You’ve probably seen advertisements by children’s organizations that ask for car donations. Perhaps you never understood what they could do with the cars they get, since used cars aren’t really things that are known to fetch much. Perhaps this little explanation of how car donations work can help you make your mind up that that old car taking up space in your garage has a second life to live, helping children.

Car donations became popular as a way for charities to collect funds about 15 years ago. It was the used car dealers who first saw thought of this, actually. They figured out that they could donate a few old clunkers to charity, write in their tax forms that they had donated cars worth thousands of dollars, and they would just get a valuable tax deduction just like that.
Well, the IRS was on to them pretty quickly. But charities have stayed on with the used car donations thing ever since. They ask individuals these days if they would like to donate an old clunker for a children’s cause.

So there you are, that’s what happens. But you’re still probably not so clear what exactly they do with those clunkers. They couldn’t be worth much, could they? Should they just be sold for scrap …

Jobs for Retirees – A New Start in Life No Matter What Your Age

Most of us start dreaming about retiring round about when we hit 40. We dream about an easy retired life not far off, relaxing on a beach somewhere, buying presents for our grandchildren on their birthdays, and so on. There’s just one small problem. Once retirement actually comes around, even if we do have plenty of money put away, we can often think longingly about all the great times we had being productive in life. That’s why jobs for retirees are not a new thing nor have they ever been. Lets take a closer look with the help of John Sargeant of ana Recruitment, a specialist recruitment company based in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The great thing about working after you retire is that you no longer have to work just to stay alive. No one’s going to starve if you stop working so that makes it quite pleasurable to just work for the joy of it. It’s work of a kind that you probably never got to experience your whole life.

So what jobs for retirees are the best kind? What kind of ideas really work?

With most retirees, the former employer gets first dibs. Actually, it’s just that you want to work for your old employer because you know that line of work and you know your way around that office. You know the business. There isn’t a learning curve. But it isn’t unknown to see old bosses asking retired employees if they would like to come back for a few …

The Lowdown on laser Engraving

Laser Engraving has evolved dramatically over the previous decade or so. When I started working in this business, if you needed to have a laser at your manufacturing facility or shop it’s important to have THREE THINGS: Highly Trained Personnel, Patience and very DEEP pockets.

In the previous 10-years or so, computing power, solid-state lasers and deployment of advanced software has helped to drop the prices considerably, the required skillset to own and operate a system is also quite low and improved reliability means that system maintenance has become significantly simplified.

So, let’s get to the meat of this Article.


1. First and Foremost, ensure you have the correct Wavelength!

The Wavelength of the laser is critical to laser etching.


For example, Let’s say your major business is custom firearms. Most people begin with a simple CO2 laser having a Wavelength of 10,600nM. These are low-value, low-barrier techniques meant for engraving and marking organic materials. Wood, Paper, Glass and Stone to name a few. A CO2 laser is a GREAT selection for engraving and marking the Wood Butt Stocks and Polymer Grips of guns, but isn’t going to do a lot in the way in which of engraving the steel parts of the firearm.


In order to successfully mark and engrave with any depth in metals, we need to change the wavelength. Here, the appropriate wavelength for MOST common metals is about 1uM. Why do I say about? Simply put, there’s a number of variations  for the 1uM laser,