Condor Tool and Knife 1.5-Pounds Woodworker Axe with Leather Sheath

CONDOR TOOL & KNIFE traces its proud history back to 1787, the year GERB WEYESBERG COMPANY was founded in Solingen, Germany. The quality of the swords, military knives, agricultural tools and household cutlery they manufactured made Solingen the cutlery capital of the world. Over the generations, the world’s largest manufacturer of swords and knives found it necessary to expand operations to other countries to better serve its customers. In 1964, the company formed IMACASA with a new plant in Santa Ana, El Salvador and filled it with state of the art German equipment. Some of the original local employees who were sent to Solingen for extensive training forty years ago are still working in the factory today, turning out the finest quality machetes, shovels and other hand tools.

Graphene could be used to make atomic-sized speakers with zero moving parts

Its potential applications range from making radioactive waste easier to dispose of, to making salt water drinkable, but soon we might be able to add ‘revolutionising speaker technology’ to a list of graphene’s achievements. 

Every speaker, from the massive arrays that flank the stage to the tiny drivers inside earbuds like Apple’s AirPods relies upon a moving coil or membrane to displace air. 

This is a good system, and engineers have gotten very good at producing great sounding speakers, but having these moving parts means that the mechanism takes up more space than it needs to. 

The new graphene method, published in the journal Scientific Reports and reported by Phys.org, involving rapidly heating and cooling the atomically thin material to cause the air around it to expand and contract, creating sound waves. 

Microscopic, transparent speakers

The new process not only allows speakers to be made that are much smaller than was previously possible but, thanks to graphene being transparent, it means that a layer of the material could be placed over a phone screen to turn the entire screen into a speaker. 

Phone bezels have already gotten fantastically thin with phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S8, but this new technology could see them reduce further still without having to compromise by putting the speaker on the side or the rear of the phone. 

However, although the research looks promising, graphene has a number of manufacturing problems that are holding it back from mass-market production. At the moment producing a ‘perfect’ sheet of graphene is proving difficult, meaning that they have about half the strength of a perfect sample. 

So while the list of potential applications continues to grow, the much needed development remains in graphene manufacturing. 


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Mastering Woodworking Machines (Find Woodworking)

Mark Duginske offers a master’s insights into machine woodworking and some honest shortcuts that will help you in your own journey toward woodworking precision. You’ll see how to do fast, elegant joinery with basic power tools. There is no need here for expensive gadgets as you learn how to achieve zero-frustration, complete-control woodworking with machines.

Cheap and Functional DIY Box Set (6 in 1): Creative, Budget-Friendly Quick and Easy DIY Prepper Projects, Household Hacks, Decorating Ideas and Outdoor Designs (DIY Projects & Household Hacks)

Cheap and Functional DIY Box Set (6 in 1)

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Inside You Will Learn:

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• How To Turn Old Doors Into Cool Corner Shelves

• How To Create Easy Metal Grate Mail Organizers

• How To Make A Rolling Toy Storage For Kids From Crates

• How To Turn A Sink Drainer Into File Storage

• How To Create A Simple Tension Rod Storage Solution

• How to Build a Bookshelf With Two Ladders and Planks of Wood

• 44 Hacks For The Home

• 5 Common Mistakes To Avoid

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Inside You Will Learn:

• Water and Food Supply Prep

• Emergency Medicine Prep

• DIY Energy Independence Projects

• Extreme Weather Prep

Book Three: DIY Household Hacks: Over 50 Cheap, Quick and Easy Home Decorating, Cleaning, Organizing Ideas and Projects Plus More!

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• Turn your old jeans into a funky bag

• How to make your own bunting

• How to use an egg carton to make animal puppets

• How to make your own dolls house

• How to make pencil and crayon tidies

• Make your own lanterns

• How to make a bird feeder

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Inside You Will Learn:

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• Bar stools for inside your house

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• Book Headboard

• Shims Headboard

• Swirling Rope Rug

• DIY Chevron Rug

• Welcome Mat Block Print Rug

• DIY Drum Shade

• Basket Pendant Light

• String Pendant Light

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• T-Shirt Pillow

• Rose Pillow from Old Skirt

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• Yarn-Wrapped Letter

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