Category Archives for Joints

Dislocated Joints and What You Should Do

A bone that is wrenched out of place at a joint is said to be dislocated. The symptoms may include severe pain, swelling and bruising, deformity of the joint and difficulty in moving the joint. Never try to push a … Continue reading

06. October 2011 by admin
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Broken Bones: What to Do In An Emergency

Treat all doubtful cases of injured bones as if they are broken. Do not move the casualty unless it is absolutely necessary. Telephone 999 and ask for an ambulance. In the case of a broken arm, it might be reasonable … Continue reading

06. October 2011 by admin
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How to Treat Broken Ribs

A violent blow to the chest, or a heavy fall, can break one of the ribs, causing a sharp chest pain when the injured person attempts to breathe deeply or coughs. The site of the injury will feel extremely tender … Continue reading

06. October 2011 by admin
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What to Do In the Case of Back or Neck Injuries

Mishandling a person whose back or neck is broken can cause permanent paralysis or even death. A casualty with a suspected broken back or neck should be left where he is while you call 999 and ask for an ambulance. … Continue reading

06. October 2011 by admin
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Family Health: Ankle Injuries and How to Prevent Them

The ankle is the joint that most often suffers from sprains. The injury can be caused by twisting the foot as you walk or run, or by jumping from a high place. It causes pain and swelling in the joint. … Continue reading

04. October 2011 by admin
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Basic Construction: Making Tables and Chairs

Construction, size and proportion If you decide to meet a special need by designing a piece of furniture yourself, base your design on a similar article that you know works well. Where possible, use timber that is near in size … Continue reading

29. June 2011 by admin
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How to Make Drawers: Different Techniques

Ready-to-assemble kits The easiest way to make drawers is to buy them in kit form. All kits contain matching backs, fronts and sides, and are ready- jointed for gluing. The drawer bottom, if not included in the kit, must be … Continue reading

29. June 2011 by admin
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Woodworking: Three Way Joints – Fixing Table Legs

Six ways of fixing legs at corners Three-way joints are essential for making tables, chairs and certain types of framing. Construction methods range from gluing and screwing to dowelling or tenoning. A simple way to join a leg to two … Continue reading

28. June 2011 by admin
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Woodworking: Lengthening Joints

Choose the correct joint for the job Timber often has to be lengthened in big projects such as garages, carports or floor renovation. Smaller work, too, such as furniture repairs and general odd-jobbing, may need an occasional length ‘graft’. Lapped … Continue reading

28. June 2011 by admin
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Woodwork Edge to Edge Joints: General Procedure

Use edge-to-edge joints to increase the width of timber for table tops or wide shelving. There are three methods: ‘rubbing’, dowelling and loose-tongue jointing. Before jointing, the boards must be a perfect edge-to-edge match: cramp both boards together with the … Continue reading

28. June 2011 by admin
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