Written by S. Van Dyck

A good violin, viola or cello varnish can play an important role in perfecting the sound quality of an instrument. The varnish applied by Stradivari to his violins is still believed by many to be the secret the their phenomenal sound. Whether oil or alcohol-based, violinmakers prize their varnish recipes as one of the most important elements of the violinmaking process.

Before applying any coatings to the instrument, the white wood can be given a tan by exposure to sunlight for a period of several days to several weeks. Aging the wood brings out the color and visual character of the wood through oxidation and ultraviolet light.

When the wood has received the desired look, the next stage is applying a -ground- coating. A violinmaker may prefer to apply a primer or sealer first. While also darkening and deepening the wood’s visual depth, the ground coating strengthens and protects the instrument even after the varnish has worn off. Many recipes for the ground coat exist and typically this is a tightly held secret.

Next, the instrument is ready to be varnished. Many recipes exist; most consist of sun-thickened oils such as linseed, lavender or walnut oil combined with oxidized resins such as amber, dammar, balsam and shellac. Alcohol can also be used as a part of or in addition to an oil base. The mixture is left to sit for up to a week, being stirred a few times a day until the lac no longer sits at the top. The mixture is then boiled, cooled and boiled again, then filtered for impurities.

Adding color to the varnish mixture can help to bring out darker, richer tones, if the varnish mixture is too light. Coloring agents, or -lakes,- include turmeric and saffron for a yellow tone. Sandalwood and pernambucco bring out a redder tone. The varnish is then applied in many coats depending upon the thickness and consistency of the varnish. The varnish is allowed to dry in the sun between coats. Touch ups can be added if there are areas needing additional coating. The instrument can then be lightly polished using a soft cloth with alcohol and mineral oil and or polished out using pumice powders.

Jaguar has just most recently decided to have a company do the hard work in developing an advanced instrument cluster for one of its newest vehicles the Jaguar XK. This lucky company awarded with such an opportunity is the Visteon Corporation and it is a leader in driver information technology. Indeed, Jaguar has really chosen the best company to do the work in one of the important features for its vehicle. In the plans for the instrument cluster is an advanced high-resolution 3.8 inch color quarter Video Graphics Array (VGA) display which is actually based on a thin-film transistor (TFT) technology.

Why was the Jaguar XKs new instrument cluster produced and designed as such? According to Visteon, they designed the instrument cluster as such as to be able to deliver enhanced vehicle information to the driver. Aside from this, they made sure that such an instrument cluster still brought with it superior styling. One of the main features that the cluster has is the large TFT screen which actually allows the XK to differentiate its driver information interface through function, features, and appearance. This instrument cluster also brings and mixes in a minimalist kind of design. It also combines state of the art functionality.

So what is with the Jaguar XKs instrument cluster? This cluster actually houses two main round dials in chrome and tube designs. You can find white gauges with green illuminations at each side of the display. The advanced high-resolution display, on the other hand, is based on TFT technology which gives it the capacity to show off 262,144 colors. The high quality 256-color display is split into several zones. This actually allows the driver easy access to information like the vehicle body functionality, the gear selection, cruise control information, as well as tire pressure warning.

Avid Media Composer still can not support AVCHD, MTS, M2TS etc files from Canon, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, Sanyo etc HD camcorder. It now can natively accept MXF and MOV files.

Avid Media Composer is a type of computer software application known as a Non-linear editing system. Now Avid MC has upgraded to 5.5.3 for Mac OSX 10.7 Lion and allows for film editing, uncompressed standard definition (SD) video and high definition (HD) editing and finishing.

MTS to Avid Media Composer converter allows you to convert Canon, JVC, Sony, Panasonic, Sanyo etc AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, TRP, TS files to MOV/HD MOV for importing to Avid Media Composer for editing. At the same time, the conversion can keep 1080p HD resolution and video origal quality.

More function of MTS Converter: Import mts video to iPod, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, PSP, PS3, Sony Vegas, WMP, Premiere Pro, Mobile Phone, upload mts files to Youtube, Facebook etc metacafe etc using MTS to WMM program.

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How to test the quality of adhesive tape? This is a common quaestion posed by most of the manufacturers of adhesive tapes. Labthink introduces the innovative auto stripping tester for this purpose.

PARAM BLD-200N Auto Stripping Tester is applicable in peeling, stripping and other performance tests of adhesives, adhesive tapes, pressure sensitive tape, medical adhesive bandage, protective film, release paper, laminated films, leatheroid, woven bags, films and paper.

This instruments meets the standards: GB 4850, GB 7754, GB 8808, GB 13022, GB 7753, GB/T 17200, GB/T 2790, GB/T 2791, GB/T 2792, QB/T 2358
which is suitable for the lab test from different countries.

About Labthink:

Labthink, focusing on the laboratory testing instruments R&D and production and laboratory IT services, is dedicated to provide professional quality control solutions for customers in packaging, food, pharmaceutical, medical, daily chemistry, printing, adhesive, automotive, petrochemistry, bioscience, construction, new energy and other industries.

Labthink is an international enterprise headquartered in Jinan, China with administrative, sales and service branches in Shanghai, Guangzhou,Brussels and etc.,covering over 40 countries and regions.

Labthink, as a knowledge-based enterprise, advocates scientific research and integrates production-manufacturing with IT services. Labthink is devoted to share excellent testing technologies and advanced IT achievements with customers worldwide. Labthink instruments are now operating in more than 5000 laboratories of authoritative institutions and renowned enterprises. Labthink IT services, with the innovative mode of cloud computing online information management, actively promotes the information trends of Laboratories!

Labthink, as a customer-focused enterprise, has an outstanding service system. The Labthink Global Customer Service Center provides customers with professional, prompt and sustained pre-sale, point-of-sale and after-sale services in Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic and other languages. The Labthink Global Customization Center offers customized professional solutions to meet individual customer needs. Labthink, as a knowledge-based enterprise, advocates scientific research and integrates production-manufacturing with IT services. Labthink is devoted to share excellent testing technologies and advanced IT achievements with customers worldwide. Labthink instruments are now operating in more than 5000 laboratories of authoritative institutions and renowned enterprises. Labthink IT services, with the innovative mode of cloud computing online information management, actively promotes the information trends of Laboratories!

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Singer 8763 Curvy sewing machines have drop & sew bobbin system with better stitch width and length adjustment and thirty built-in stitches which includes 2 automatic buttonholes. The best threading system with needle threader can make your threading and sewing easily and without any frustration. Extra high presser footer lifter with amazing quilting stitches permits for a quality sewing. Your sewing space can be illuminated with three LED lights.

Features:

1. This sewing machine is the biggest time saver.
2. You can get amazing results by just pressing a button.
3. You can stitch right with easy settings.
4. For quicker threading it allows automatic bobbin.
5. By just pressing a button you can select tension, pressure, balance, width and length settings.
6. Sewing in reverse is very easy by just pushing the automatic reverse button.
7. You can set your stitches for a width of 7mm approximately whether you are sewing wide stitches, sating stitches or decorative stitches.
8. Here, you will find twin needle position for manually reducing the width.
9. You can sew up to 750 stitches per minutes, very quickly.
10. Whatever fabric you are using, it allows best stitch quality.
11. It also enhances your creative abilities of sewing.
11. When you are winding the bobbin you can automatically disengages the needle bar.
12. While you are using feed dog motion which moves the feed dogs in a motion besides arc motion. That box motions makes sure best feeding throughout the entire feed venture with equal contact with the presser foot and fabric.
13. It eliminates the further step of cutting thread with scissors because of accurate thread cutting.
14. It is easy to use for pant hems, collars or cuffs making jobs. You can read more reviews on sewing machine reviews.
15. It also skips free sewing with supporting all the functionality.
16. You can put your accessories on a storage box which is very handy.
17. All the motors are controlled electronically. It controls the pattern formation which permits for best formed styles every time you try.
18. A very precise and controlled system is required to keep speed. You can utilize this feature when you are sewing through multiple for example 6 to 8 layers of fabric.

Due to the modernization of instances, majority of the ideas which can be being formulated these days have gotten difficult to some individuals; especially the older generation. The older era can’t quite adapt to the rapid modifications that are occurring on the earth; especially these modifications which might be on the earth of computer systems and the internet. Phrases similar to IP Address and Whois ip look like alien language to these kinds of people.

One who is interested to know these info would possibly ask what are they made for. Well IP Address is like the identification of the situation of a specific person. It’s like the address of a particular pc connection in the world of cyber space. It’s just like the home address of an individual; it’s an identifier of their location.

These cyber addresses are fairly vital in sustaining the safety and management of persons. For instance, if one was sent an nameless e mail, they’ll use an email checker to search out out who the sender is. In the event that they won’t be able to find out who it’s, they will use the IP address of the sender to hint his or her identity. The web is one big tangle of lengthy strings; one could not be able to immediately establish a person. With the assistance of those addresses, they’ll be capable to somewhat arrange the nasty tangles to hint the person.

E mail checkers will be instruments to assist persons establish the senders of an digital mail. It’s like a steel detector. However, there are some expert programmers and cyber geeks that would really disguise their identity. That is why the use of Whois ip tools is changing into quite popular. One may be surprised as to how essential and mandatory a Whois IP instrument can be. It is a simple to make use of technique of finding out details about the owner of a domain name, an IP address or an autonomous system number on the Internet. By performing a simple search on the Whois web site one can discover out all the data that they might presumably must know about a domain name and its owner. Some of the info that will likely be found through the Whois search are things such as to who a website is registered to and their contact information similar to e-mail tackle and telephone number. In the case of a privately owned area, the Whois database comprises the full identify, handle, telephone quantity, and email handle of the registered owner of the domain.

Virtually anyone who uses the Internet for business or for leisure can find this software helpful. Domain identify consumers and web site homeowners can definitely benefit from utilizing a Whois IP software, together with website researchers and developers. Even professionals that specialize in search engine marketing and on-line advertising are benefiting from this instrument, as well.

Balloon Artist San Diego Series- How to make a 2- balloon spiral hat

First of all, its a lot easier to follow the instructions in a video format rather than in a written format. For best results visit my YouTube channel under the channel name Sandiballoon.
Now, having issued that disclaimer, here are the instructions:
1.Take a 260 and inflate it all the way giving it a good burp. Its important that the balloon be mostly inflated. If youre worried about overinflating, then inflate all the way leaving only about a thumbtip size portion uninflated.
2.Twist off a bubble, and HOLD it while you wrap the balloon around head. Find the point where the bubble you are holding and the balloon wrapped around the head criss-cross. Squeeze them together and twist them together. You now have a stick hat.
3.Inflate a second balloon the same way you did for the first. Once again, fully inflate and give a good burp to release the pressure a little.
4.Twist off a small bubble on the nozzle end, and attach it to the small bubble on the hat.
5.Spiral the two sticks together. Its a bit easier if you are sitting down and use your knees hold the hat and stick at the base while you spiral them. It should look a bit like a barber shop pole. When you reach the end of the shorter balloon, squeeze and twist the two balloons together to lock them.
6.Find the center of the hat at the back (directly opposite of the sticks). Pinch the center point and twist ONE SIDE of the hat. This puts an attachment point at the back that will make the next step much easier.
7.Twist a bubble at the end of the free stick. Make sure that you hold onto the bubble until you lock it to the hat.
8.Twist the bubble into the attachment point that you made at the back of the hat. The hat should now have a sort of triangular shape.
9.Take the balloon at the top of the hat, towards the back and give it a little shape by squeezing the air out of the balloon (in that area) and slowly letting it back into that space. This will train the balloon to keep that shape. Play with putting that bend in various places and see the different shaped hats that you get.
10.Place the hat on the head, smile big and take a picture!

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Carton and boxes are widely used in different industries and during the transportation, the cartons and the boxes should bear the compression force and keep intact. Hence before using, the carton should be tested with compression testing instrument.

Labthink introduces the innovative testing instrument, PARAM XYD-15K Box Compression Tester is designed to measure the compressing resistance, shape change and stacking capability of cartons, beehive crates, plastic tanks (for edible oil and mineral water), paper tanks, paper cases and IBC tanks and other packages.

About Labthink:

Labthink, focusing on the laboratory testing instruments R&D and production and laboratory IT services, is dedicated to provide professional quality control solutions for customers in packaging, food, pharmaceutical, medical, daily chemistry, printing, adhesive, automotive, petrochemistry, bioscience, construction, new energy and other industries.

Labthink is an international enterprise headquartered in Jinan, China with administrative, sales and service branches in Shanghai, Guangzhou,Brussels and etc.,covering over 40 countries and regions.

Labthink, as a knowledge-based enterprise, advocates scientific research and integrates production-manufacturing with IT services. Labthink is devoted to share excellent testing technologies and advanced IT achievements with customers worldwide. Labthink instruments are now operating in more than 5000 laboratories of authoritative institutions and renowned enterprises. Labthink IT services, with the innovative mode of cloud computing online information management, actively promotes the information trends of Laboratories!

Labthink, as a knowledge-based enterprise, advocates scientific research and integrates production-manufacturing with IT services. Labthink is devoted to share excellent testing technologies and advanced IT achievements with customers worldwide. Labthink instruments are now operating in more than 5000 laboratories of authoritative institutions and renowned enterprises. Labthink IT services, with the innovative mode of cloud computing online information management, actively promotes the information trends of Laboratories!

Labthink, as a customer-focused enterprise, has an outstanding service system. The Labthink Global Customer Service Center provides customers with professional, prompt and sustained pre-sale, point-of-sale and after-sale services in Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic and other languages. The Labthink Global Customization Center offers customized professional solutions to meet individual customer needs.

Labthink introduces the innovative testing instrument, PARAM XYD-15K Box Compression Tester is designed to measure the compressing resistance, shape change and stacking capability of cartons, beehive crates, plastic tanks (for edible oil and mineral water), paper tanks, paper cases and IBC tanks and other packages.

Labthink, think for you only!

Make up is not only the art of making up, but a process of sustaining good looks.- This quote provides an insight on what the world of a make-up artist is all about. A person who helps in keeping pace with aspects affecting a person’s looks is known as a makeup artist.

Roles of a make-up artist include application of makeup & prosthetics related to all the fields of glamour viz events, movies, theatre, television, fashion, magazines, photography and other related occasions.

Education

The range of education related aspects required for being a make-up artist is quite huge. There are many colleges and universities which offer attractive courses and certification programs with specialization in this field. These courses involve a combination of manuals based learning added to practical training experiences. These courses range from 1 month tenure (which mostly involves direct training) to 1 year courses with the backdrop as theory based learning.

How to Go about These Courses?

After the 90s, various campuses started accommodating many advance training courses which could not be accommodated in degrees programs. Some of these courses were off-beat fields of learning, while most were advanced educational opportunities of upcoming fields of learning. One such off-beat course is the certification program in make-up artistry.

Countries where the film industry is flourishing like India and United States have associations for make-up and other related fields.

Career Scope

The fields of films, television, modeling etc. offer lucrative pay packages. Make-up artists can become personal make-up artists for celebrities as well. In addition, they can open a studio of their own. The set-up is considered a major investment, hence it is seen that multiple makeup artists form a combined company or a label.

The field of makeup artistry is one field where practical hands-on experience matters more than anything else.

Income Scope

Depending upon their clientele, some makeup artists earn more than performing celebrities, but the average income is decent for a makeup artist. Also, a makeup artist needs to be updated about the latest advancements in their field.

Lastly, prospective clients view the concerned makeup artist as a display of what is being offered, so those folks who stay in shape and work on their looks, hairstyle, attire etc. earn well.

A detailed knowledge of all the aspects related to careers, advice and scope of being a makeup artist will come via experience. But, any glamour based career blog or a university college directory will give you better insights.

How to become a famous singer fast is something many people ask when starting out. You need to learn the basics of singing or you won’t be able to sustain a good career. You can get a good vocal coach, read books, or take a course to get better and launch your singing career higher. Just find out which method is best for you.

First, you need to make sure that you’re diverse in your ability to sing different things. If you are just one type of singer without any ability to sing different songs, you aren’t as marketable as a singer. Considering this, we need to make sure you have some of the singing basics so you can improve quickly.

If there’s one thing I would advise you to do if you’re wondering how to become a famous singer fast, it would be to make sure you understand correct breathing techniques. It’s crucial that you start breathing deeply from the diaphragm as a singer. This will allow you to expand your range and hold notes much longer. In addition, your singing is going to require much less effort in the process of the breathing from the diaphragm.

When you take in a breath watching your stomach expand, let the exhale just happen naturally without pushing air. Your exhale is just a natural follow up to an inhale with no effort whatsoever.

Become Famous and Rock the World?

Now, once you have that comfortable breathing pattern, just start singing anything upon the exhale and you can feel how you’re holding notes longer and you have more control from that added airflow coming from the diaphragm.

Later on, you can also start learning how to control your larynx and soft palate. But your breathing technique is number one on the list to get you singing better fast. It will open up range you never thought was possible while making you much more calm and confident. It may sound remedial, but theses often maligned fundamentals can show you how to become a famous singer fast if you master them.