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Imaddicted Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones Tv Series
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created for HBO by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones. Filmed in a Belfast studio and on location elsewhere in Northern Ireland, Malta, Scotland, Croatia, Iceland and Morocco, it premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011. The series has been renewed for a fourth season, to air in 2014.
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The Game of Thrones series, set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos at the end of a decade-long summer, interweaves several plot lines. The first follows the members of several noble houses in a civil war for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms; the second covers the rising threat of the impending winter and the mythical creatures of the North; the third chronicles the attempts of the exiled last scion of the realm's deposed dynasty to reclaim the throne. Through its morally ambiguous characters, the series explores the issues of social hierarchy, religion, loyalty, corruption, sexuality, civil war, crime, and punishment. It is the most recent big-budget work to have contributed to the popularity of the fantasy genre in mainstream media
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Imaddicted to YouTube
Without a doubt ...lol
if I'm not watching something on YouTube , whether it's for fun and entertainment or educational....
then i find myself actually creating my own videos.
why you might ask....
theres a few reasons.....
why not...lol...I'm sure I can educate or entertain someone....on a topic....
so I'll get to it....
It's more education and training
another reason is that you can make money from YouTube......!
did you know this?
now depending how much you make depends on a few things...
firstly the amount of time and energy required
secondly you'll have to read the next blog post.....
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Decorating Preparation Process:
Preparing Wooden Surfaces (part 3)
Stripping using a blowtorch
A blowtorch can be used on an old paint surface.
Keeping it a short distance, approximately 50mm (2 inches) from the surface and moving around, the paint should blister.
Then using a scraper or shave-hook, scrape off and deposit the discarded material safely in a metal container.
Never keep the flame pointing in the same position, always keep it moving over a small area, this will avoid scorching the wood.
Be careful to cover the floor or furnishings and remove any flammable materials, such as curtains.
It is sensible to wear safety gloves and goggles. Electric hot air strippers are often used instead of the blowtorch. They are easier to handle, (similar to a very hot hair dryer) some having different nozzles suitable for difficult areas, and are unlikely to cause the surface to scorch.
Once the area is stripped completely, sand the surface removing any particles of paint or scorch marks.
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Decorating Preparation Process: Preparing Wooden Surfaces(part 2)
Stripping using chemical strippers
There is a variety of chemical strippers available falling into two main categories.
The liquid or gel form,
consisting of a methylene chloride base or the paste form consisting of a caustic base. They have to be carefully spread over the surface and then left for several hours.
It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully, as there are different instructions applicable to different chemical strippers.
It is sensible to wear safety gloves and goggles to avoid being splashed by the chemical. It is also worth wearing a mask to avoid inhaling dangerous fumes, always ventilate indoor areas.
Remember to keep children or pets well away from the areas affected.
When the chemicals have taken effect, scrape away the surface with either a scraper, or for more detailed areas a shave-hook. Sometimes a door or wooden item can be removed completely and taken to a company specialising in industrial stripping (unsuitable for veneered items, which may peel).
Some companies will collect the items and return, rehanging the doors if required. They will immerse the door completely in a tank containing hot or cold chemical solutions.
This is then pressure sprayed with water to remove all traces of chemical. There can be some risks, problems caused by splitting panels, joints opening or wood warping. Cold solutions are often more expensive, but less damage is experienced.
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Decorating Preparation Process: Preparing Wooden Surfaces (part1)
Stripping using sandpaper
Sand using glasspaper wrapped around a wooden block.
It is hard work and all sanding should be in the direction of the grain in the wood.
A sanding attachment can be used and for larger flat surfaces a suitable sander should be hired for speed and efficiency.
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Decorating-How To Prepare
The Preparation Process
Decorating Preparation Process: Stripping old paint or varnish
Old paint or varnish should be stripped as the lumpy, uneven surface could
spoil the appearance of the new paintwork. Deterioration in the appearance of
the old surface, especially if areas are in poor condition, are unsound or
flaking, will ruin the new paint surface unless removed first.
If possible strip off all the old paint back to the bare wood and start
again. This can be achieved by first scraping off the uneven flaky loose surface
with a wire brush and then stripping, sanding, heat stripping or chemical
A combination shave-hook, used in conjunction with a scraper, is a
useful tool as it has pointed as well as straight and round edges, all of which
are useful when stripping awkward areas.
Otherwise use a triangular shave-hook (3 straight edges) and scraper.
Take care not to use too much pressure, this could gouge the surface.
If some areas are in a very neglected state, it may be more expedient to
replace sections of wood. Never cover up a neglected area without solving the
cause of the problem.
Soft patches could indicate dampness or damp rot.
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R u addicted?
why do you like them so much?
i must admit there's a few I really love...lol...