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   13.  Wall Painting Design Reference
   14.  A tiny home tour: living in 96 square feet
   15.  Top 15 Most Expensive Things In The World
   16.  How it’s made–Glass bottles
   17.  Glossary
   18.  DIY Firepit Installation
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   20.  Physics Fun
   21.  Momentum, Conservation of Momentum, and Impulse
   22.  Physics Fun Disclaimer
   23.  Second Moment of Area Made Easy
   24.  Modes of Mechanical Failure – Know Your Enemy
   25.  Compressive, Tensile, and Shear Stresses
   26.  Mechanical Advantage – Pulleys
   27.  Mechanical Advantage – the Screw
   28.  Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion in Motion
   29.  How to Cut Plate Glass
   30.  Custom Laundry Area Covering
   31.  Personal Projects
   32.  Custom Laundry Area Covering Gallery
   33.  Exotic Indoor Bed Pergola
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   35.  Other
   36.  Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Energy Vs. Renewable Energy
   37.  Brush Up on Laws of Sines and Cosines
   38.  Jokes
   39.  The Four Conic Sections Made Simple
   40.  Mass Animal Deaths – the Apocalypse?
   41.  What is the Difference Between a Parabola and a Catenary?
   42.  Pressure Basics – Air and Hydrostatic
   43.  The Differences between Torque, Moment, and Couple
   44.  Buckling and Elasticity
   45.  Elevated Rain Barrel Platform
   46.  Elevated Rain Barrel Platform Gallery
   47.  How to Calculate Beam Deflection
   48.  How to Calculate Second Moment of Area
   49.  Archimedes Principle and Buoyancy
   50.  Mass, Weight, and Acceleration due to Gravity
   51.  Geographic Coordinates Made Simple
   52.  Symmetry and the Golden Ratio
   53.  Behavior of Materials in Tension
   54.  Strength, Stiffness, and Stability of Materials
   55.  What is Radiation and is it Dangerous?
   56.  What are Atoms and Isotopes?
   57.  Friction Forces and Traction Made Simple
   58.  Bruce Lipton on the Human Mind, Genes, and the Placebo Effect
   59.  El Caminito del Rey – The King’s little pathway
   60.  Cozy and Homy Wooden Walkway with Porch Lights
   61.  Wooden Walkway Gallery
   62.  Link Exchange with DIY and Home Improvement Sites
   63.  SEO Tips
   64.  Handmade Rustic Dining Table Gallery
   65.  Crossword Fun – Basic Trigonometry
   66.  Free and Handy’s Educational Crossword Fun
   67.  Crossword Fun – Basic Mechanics (Physics)
   68.  Crossword Fun – Basic Electricity
   69.  Crossword Fun – Material Properties
   70.  Crossword Fun – Intermediate Geometry
   71.  Crossword Fun – Mechanical Failure Modes
   72.  Crossword Fun – Intermediate Nuclear Physics
   73.  Crossword Fun – Algebra
   74.  Crossword Fun – Conic Sections
   75.  Crossword Fun – Calculus
   76.  Crossword Fun – Navigation
   77.  Crossword Fun – Astronomy 1
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   79.  Crossword Fun – Acoustics
   80.  Crossword Fun – Thermodynamics
   81.  Crossword Fun – Intermediate Electricity
   82.  Custom Laundry Ledge Shelf Gallery
   83.  Animated Visual Aid of the Coriolis and Centrifugal Forces
   84.  How to Install Cylindrical Concrete Deck Footings
   85.  General Japanese Woodworking Construction Terminology for Foreigners
   86.  Dodai
   87.  Hinadome
   88.  Kisopakkin
   89.  Hineri
   90.  Hiuchi
   91.  Karisuji
   92.  Kasugai
   93.  Komisen
   94.  Mabashira
   95.  Majikiri
   96.  Kouzoukabe
   97.  Moya
   98.  Mune
   99.  Neda
   100.  Nobuchi
   101.  Noji
   102.  Ōbiki
   103.  Oudome
   104.  Shitaji
   105.  Sujikai
   106.  Taruki
   107.  Shaku
   108.  Tome
   109.  Toushibashira
   110.  Kudabashira
   111.  Tsuka
   112.  Yukaban
   113.  Innissan
   114.  Makuzure
   115.  Magusa
   116.  Mamono
   117.  Muku
   118.  Hari
   119.  Hashira
   120.  Banzuke
   121.  Karidome
   122.  Sane
   123.  Kiso
   124.  Koguchi
   125.  Saburoku
   126.  Sanpachi
   127.  Gaibu
   128.  Yagiri
   129.  Irisumi
   130.  Dezumi
   131.  Nokitenjou
   132.  Habaki
   133.  Chidori
   134.  Mawaribuchi
   135.  Tsukitsuke
   136.  Enu-kugi, Shienu-kugi (N and CN nails)
   137.  Hagoita
   138.  Zagane
   139.  Horudaun (Hold-down)
   140.  Korobidome
   141.  Sumigi
   142.  Free and Handy’s Favorite Room Design Ideas
   143.  Jougi
   144.  Ranbari
   145.  Madodai
   146.  Keitetsu
   147.  Sutebari
   148.  Ipponbiki
   149.  Hikichigai
   150.  Makuradana
   151.  Youjou
   152.  Toatari
   153.  Boudo
   154.  Kutai
   155.  Sumidashi
   156.  Zoukinzuri
   157.  Saku
   158.  Hasu
   159.  Zousaku
   160.  Tatekata
   161.  Dodai-shiki
   162.  Honjime
   163.  Kumosuji
   164.  Fukinuke
   165.  Kamachi
   166.  Sashigane
   167.  Yosemune
   168.  Heimenzu
   169.  Ritsumenzu
   170.  Danmenzu
   171.  Geya
   172.  Kurosu
   173.  Gensunzu
   174.  Hafu
   175.  Koubai
   176.  Tenkenkou
   177.  Meji
   178.  Rasukatto
   179.  Tategu
   180.  Mikiri
   181.  Taikaku
   182.  Makuita
   183.  Daiwa
   184.  Ittekoi
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   186.  Parapetto
   187.  Nomikomi
   188.  Kui
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   190.  Umeki
   191.  Yukanari
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   193.  Hakidashi
   194.  Katteguchi
   195.  Shinyouju (Gouhan)
   196.  Ukeoi
   197.  Curtain Box
   198.  Kasagi
   199.  Kaiheki
   200.  Tateuri
   201.  Uritate
   202.  Why Organic Foods Cost so Much More than Conventional
   203.  The Big Question: National Sovereignty Vs. International Intervention
   204.  Odoriba
   205.  Yukadanbou
   206.  Shaon
   207.  Mizo
   208.  Shakuri
   209.  Shimowaku
   210.  Sounikai
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   213.  Nouten
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   215.  Kusabi Ashiba
   216.  Uchinori
   217.  Nisetai
   218.  Hikaru
   219.  Chouban
   220.  Kigoroshi
   221.  Dan-ita
   222.  Kekomi-ita
   223.  Gawaita
   224.  Yakumono
   225.  Houdate
   226.  Bundenban
   227.  Jiita
   228.  Tokonoma
   229.  Leveler
   230.  How Not to Unload a Concrete Ring
   231.  Prestressed Concrete Beam Construction Made Simple
   232.  Taimen-Kicchin
   233.  Shuuseizai
   234.  Shinzure
   235.  Video on How to Sharpen a Japanese Chisel
   236.  Standard Japanese Wooden Framing Notchwork
   237.  Piloti
   238.  Outset
   239.  Donzuke
   240.  Sodekabe
   241.  Koshikabe
   242.  Nari
   243.  Gaikou
   244.  Chuu-nikai
   245.  Oriage Tenjo
   246.  Kansetsu Shoumei
   247.  Nurikabe
   248.  Sakanya
   249.  Kote
   250.  Kaitai
   251.  Ninku
   252.  Shikkui
   253.  Shakoman
   254.  Chiri
   255.  Gakubuchi
   256.  Tobukuro
   257.  Shokusenki
   258.  Tsurito
   259.  Kenpeiritsu
   260.  Nobeyukamenseki
   261.  Yousekiritsu
   262.  Honmune
   263.  Kakegi
   264.  Kamoi
   265.  Shikii
   266.  Yose (Tatami)
   267.  Asobi
   268.  Nige
   269.  Nageshi
   270.  Kaneori
   271.  Chikudenchi
   272.  Tatetsubo
   273.  Bunjou
   274.  Takuchi
   275.  Sarachi
   276.  Mesukashi
   277.  Yuukou Sunpou
   278.  Rasen Kaidan
   279.  Mawari Kaidan
   280.  Arawashi
   281.  Nakaniwa
   282.  Dorifuto-pin
   283.  Oshibuchi
   284.  Imotsugi
   285.  Mage-beniya
   286.  Daikoku-bashira
   287.  Sasara
   288.  Kannon-biraki
   289.  Oyako
   290.  Kabe-bairitsu
   291.  Ganbuki
   292.  Tenbukuro
   293.  Touri-shin
   294.  Dokuritsu-bashira
   295.  Youheki
   296.  Toi
   297.  Bakabou
   298.  Katawaku
   299.  Hikikomido
   300.  Shuugi
   301.  Joutoushiki
   302.  Miyadaiku
   303.  Touryou
   304.  One-word Japanese Translations to Romaji
   305.  Tax and Business-related Terminology Translations and Charts
   306.  Glossary for Tax-related Terms
   307.  Sukeruton-kaidan
   308.  Nicchi
   309.  Hokyou
   310.  Tsuri-oshiire
   311.  Kasa-age
   312.  Beta-kiso
   313.  Negiri
   314.  Umemodoshi
   315.  Uzukuri
   316.  Taiyounetsu-onsuiki
   317.  Aimitsumori
   318.  John Deere H414 Harvester Head
   319.  Mitsuki – Mikaeshi
   320.  Teppou-kaidan
   321.  Tairyoku-kabe
   322.  Shukushaku
   323.  Jibukuro
   324.  Chigai-dana
   325.  Shoin
   326.  Kakeya
   327.  Inpei
   328.  Doubuchi
   329.  Futokoro
   330.  Kizami
   331.  Kibari
   332.  Chuumon-juutaku
   333.  Atama-tsunagi
   334.  Keikaru-ban
   335.  Sumitsuke
   336.  Hirakoubai
   337.  Kaeshi-koubai
   338.  Kuchiwaki
   339.  Yamakoubai
   340.  Urame
   341.  Japanese Slope-Table
   342.  Kakushi-kugi
   343.  Keta
   344.  Taiko
   345.  Nochouba
   346.  Anko
   347.  Aaru
   348.  Makurabari
   349.  Doboku
   350.  San
   351.  Hozo
   352.  Kiryuudome
   353.  Otoshigake
   354.  Shibori-maruta
   355.  Genzou
   356.  Japanese to English Wood Database
   357.  Wood Deck Span Calculator
   358.  Ranma
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   2.  DIY Deck-building – Composite Decking or Natural Hardwood?
   3.  Types of Pilot Switches in Japan
   4.  Miter Saws – Hitachi vs. Makita
   5.  Solar Panels and Taxes in Japan – My Personal Experience
   6.  Air Conditioner Economics in Japan
   7.  DIY Cedar Slab Workstation
   8.  Used Real Estate and Solar Panels in Japan – My Personal Experience
   9.  Residential Solar Panel Options – What to Consider
   10.  Buying a House in Japan – Tips and Pointers
   11.  Building an Under-stairs Downfloor Closet
   12.  Asahi Kasei – Faulty Yokohama Condo Pile Installation
   13.  Calculating the Angles of a Hip Rafter
   14.  Interior Wood Veneer Ceiling Finish – Ceiling Accents
   15.  Wall Finishes, Stucco or Wallpaper — Pros and Cons
   16.  Minor Earthquake Damage – How to Avoid Drywall Joint Breaks through Wallpaper
   17.  Ground Source Heat Pumps for Residential Homes
   18.  Choosing Your Kitchen — Pros and Cons
   19.  Economy Model Homes in Japan — Yamada SXL Home
   20.  Economy Model Homes in Japan — Aida Sekkei
   21.  Split-Level Homes: Pros and Cons
   22.  The Aerodynamics of Wind Rotors and Turbines
   23.  Building an Attic Storage Space – Tips and Pointers
   24.  Incorporating Passive Solar Building Design into Your Home
   25.  How to Choose Your House Frame — Wood or Steel
   26.  PV Home Solar Panels — Are They Worth It? Pt 2
   27.  PV Home Solar Panels — Are They Worth It?
   28.  Hebel Haus Wainscot Paneling Installation
   29.  Marking and Cutting Out Angles on a Diagonal Wall-brace
   30.  Sora-no-ma — Second Floor Loggia, the Best of Both Worlds
   31.  Natural and Artificial Light Distribution in Your Home
   32.  Dead Space: Pros and Cons
   33.  The Role of Housemaker in Japan
   34.  Spatial Enhancement and Design – Atriums and Down Floors
   35.  Custom Home Design — Options and Addons
   36.  How to Use an Ink Line or Chalk Line – Techniques and Tips
   37.  Door Frames and Wall Studs First, Drywall After
   38.  A General Guide to Wood Chisels — Wood Chisels 101
   39.  Interior Framing and Preparation for Drywall
   40.  House Reform and Renovation Basics – Uniformity and Color Coordination
   41.  House Reform and Renovation Basics – Order of Construction
   42.  What Makes Concrete Strong? – Pre-tensioned and Post-tensioned
   43.  Roof Insulation and Proper Air Circulation
   44.  Thermal Comfort and Efficiency for Your Home
   45.  Pushing or Pulling a Wooden Structure Plumb and Level
   46.  2014 Japan Tax Hike and Effect on Small Construction Firms
   47.  Isotropy and Anisotropy in Building Materials
   48.  Flooring Installation Tips and Tricks — Layout and Joint Awareness
   49.  Key Pointers to Consider When Buying or Building a House
   50.  How to Effectively Use an L Ruler, Carpenter’s Square, or Sashigane
   51.  Does WPtouch Increase Mobile Traffic to Your Website?
   52.  How to Build Earthquake Resistant Homes
   53.  Floor Trim Types and Installation — Tips and Tricks
   54.  Fire Safety and Prevention – Protect Your Home from Fire
   55.  2 by 4 houses and Construction – Pros and Cons
   56.  Laser Line levels for Accuracy in Carpentry, Reform and General Construction
   57.  The Difference Between Pin Nailers and Finish Nailers
   58.  What Causes Squeaky, Creaking Floors and How it can be Avoided
   59.  How to install Sheetrock, Drywall, or Plasterboard
   60.  Eco-Friendly Building Materials – Glued Laminated Timber, or Glulam
   61.  The Indigenous Japanese System of Measurement – Shaku, Sun, Bu, and Rin
   62.  Nail Guns, Types – and How to Use Them Properly and Safely
   63.  All About Basic Household Electricity
   64.  Eco-friendly Building Materials – Fly Ash
   65.  How to Replace Old Rotting Flooring, Beams, and Joists
   66.  All About Derivatives – How to Calculate Them Easily
   67.  Soundproofing Walls and Rooms for Beginners
   68.  Belt Friction and the Capstan Equation Made Simple
   69.  Is it Possible to Build a Space Elevator?
   70.  Calculate Tension and Reactive Forces in Suspended Cables
   71.  DIY Concrete and How to Calculate Required Concrete for Volume
   72.  Make Your Own Custom Ledge Mounted Laundry Table
   73.  How to Calculate Tensile Deformation
   74.  Basic Calculus Crash Course – Conceptual Understanding
   75.  Ohm’s Law – Series Circuits and Parallel Circuits
   76.  The Advantages of Composite Decking Materials
   77.  Alternating Current Vs Direct Current – Which One is Better?
   78.  How is Electrical Power Measured – the Watt, Joule, and kWh
   79.  Work Hardening and Metallurgical Annealing Made Simple
   80.  Handmade, Homemade Rustic Dining Table
   81.  Material Hardness and Its Relation With Tensile Strength
   82.  Tectonic Earthquake Basics and How Tsunamis Form
   83.  Earthquake Early-Warning, the GR Law, P-waves, and S-waves
   84.  How to Start a Fire Without Matches or a Lighter
   85.  How to Notch Wood by Hand Easily and Quickly
   86.  The Power of the Sun and Rain Against Wood
   87.  Republish Free Article Content in Moderation
   88.  Article Submission – Why Place Backlinks in Article Body
   89.  The Dangers of Power Tools and Causes of Binding
   90.  Website Displaying in Wrong Language
   91.  What is Google Pagerank and Link Juice?
   92.  Looking to Edit the WordPress Meta Widget?
   93.  What are the Actual Two by Four Dimensions?
   94.  Young’s Modulus Made Simple
   95.  Tile Grouting Made Simple – Sanded or Unsanded
   96.  What is a Plumbing Trap and what is it Used for?
   97.  Things you should know when Building your own Shower
   98.  Concrete Degradation – How Durable is Concrete?
   99.  2 by 4 Decking Installation – Which Side to Face Up
   100.  Light Switch Types and the Importance of Switching the Right Wire
   101.  Build your own Tree house – Pros and Cons, Fasteners and Hardware
   102.  Color Code for Electrical Wiring
   103.  Static Electricity and How to Avoid It
   104.  The Importance of Tipping after Paint Rolling
   105.  Converting Slope Angle-Percentages to Degrees
   106.  Why Pneumatic Nail Guns Need Oil
   107.  Build a Snow Cave or Igloo
   108.  Hanging a Punching Bag in your Garage or Basement
   109.  How to Keep Bolts from Coming Loose
   110.  Why Wood Cracks and Warps with Time
   111.  Choosing the Right Construction Materials
   112.  Why the Miter Saw is Indispensable
   113.  The Pythagorean Cup and Siphons
   114.  Hardwood and Softwood Differences and Misconceptions
   115.  Rammed Earth Vs. Adobe
   116.  Vernacular Architecture for Modern Times
   117.  Geodesic Dome Homes – Pros and Cons
   118.  Stressed Skin Structures
   119.  Get Rid of Annoying Water Puddles on Your Property
   120.  House Basements and Cellars – Is it Worth it?
   121.  Wood Slivers as a Quick Fix for Wood Defects
   122.  How Humidity Affects our Lives
   123.  All-Electric Homes, Emergencies, and Kerosene
   124.  What Makes a Structure Strong or Resistant to an Earthquake?
   125.  Practical tips in Preparation for Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters
   126.  How to make things look Distressed
   127.  Why Wood Notching – Tips and Benefits
   128.  Cut your own Glass – Not as Hard as you may think!
   129.  Router Basics for the Beginner
   130.  Bending Wood via Steam Bending
   131.  Custom-made DIY Barbeque Pit for Your Unique Needs
   132.  Build a Stone Wall on your Property
   133.  Where does Glass come From?
   134.  Bridge-building – Facts and Figures
   135.  Mini Houses – Why Anyone would want to Live in One
   136.  Painting and the Importance of Primer
   137.  What is Blind-nailing?
   138.  Greenhouse How-to, Myth-busting, and Pros and Cons
   139.  Small-scale Scaffolding – is it Worth the Trouble?
   140.  Digging a Water Well on Your Property
   141.  Composting – Not Only for Country Folk!
   142.  Steels, Galvanisation, and Alloys
   143.  Taking Responsibility for Waste!
   144.  Next Stop – Insulation Station
   145.  Rooftop or Forest Floor
   146.  What is Concrete Formwork?
   147.  Concrete and Reinforcement – a Hand in a Glove
   148.  Strategic Window Placement for Maximum Solar Benefit
   149.  Harvest Your Own God-given Water
   150.  Watch Your Water Table
   151.  Grain on Wood and its Effects
   152.  Thatched Roofing Anyone?
   153.  Air Compressor Help at Your Service
   154.  Eaves, Awnings, and Home Exterior Weather-Resistance
   155.  Attic Animals and their Antics!
   156.  Benefits to Remodeling your Entryway
   157.  Replacing Sections of a Plywood Floor
   158.  Wood Stove Dangers
   159.  Calculators and Carpenters
   160.  Secrets to Building or Preserving Long-lasting furniture
   161.  Homemade Wood Putty
   162.  Dealing with Warped Wood
   163.  Using Drill Bits Properly
   164.  Identifying Drill Bits
   165.  Staircases & ladders: Secrets to Building Them Safely
   166.  Build a Garbage Shed
   167.  Restaining a moldy wooden staircase
   168.  Basic Electrical Connections
   169.  Wallpapering for Beginners
   170.  Wall Finishes & Trimming
   171.  How to Build a Simple but Solid Wall
   172.  Cut a PERFECT line with a circular saw
   173.  How to Cut Stone – For Beginners
   174.  Home Wiring – Do it Yourself
   175.  The Art of Measuring
   176.  On Cement Shelf Life
   177.  Paper-thin Wall Woes
   178.  What’s the Perfect Concrete Mixture?
   179.  Pace yourself
   180.  Common Deck-building Misses
   181.  Groovy Tongue and Groove Tips
   182.  Homemade Stain
   183.  Circular Saw Safety
   184.  Angle Grinder ABC’s
   185.  Crooked Light Switches
   186.  Make Your Own Toilet! – Or a Second One!

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