What is the process of getting a bank to allow you to clean out a foreclosed home?

November 12th, 2013

I’m a junior in Finance and I’m looking to make extra money on the side. I have connections to a dump truck and other tools, and I’ve worked for a construction company before so I’m relatively experienced. What do I need to apply for the job though? I know banks can’t sell the homes until they’re cleaned out and I feel like I can do the job cheaper than what most companies would do.

You need a contractors license. They will not hire you without the license and a good bond.

If you have a license and are fully bonded you would approach the asset manager. There aren’t many foreclosures any more. All of the dead beats are back to renting, but you might be able to get a job or two.

What else should I add to my cake?

November 12th, 2013

For my boyfriends birthday this weekend, I am making a BMW M3 out of cake. The cake board is going to be set up to look like the car is sitting in a garage. I was looking at my templates and noticed that after carving the car shape, I will have quite a bit of cake left over. I was also planning on doing a craftsman tool box out of cake with some of the scraps. Does anyone have an more suggestions as far as things I could add that would go with the theme of the cake? Has to be something that would be relatively simple to make using bits of leftover cake. I hate to throw out all the perfectly good scraps.

You can always freeze them for another time and make cake pops or trifle.

What are the tools required for clay sculpting?

November 12th, 2013

I’ve recently found a new interest in miniatures and feel like making some. What are the basic tools for making miniature clay sculpts, and where can I find them in Singapore? Also, where can I find Epoxy Clay in Singapore?

First, there are different kinds of "clay" available these days but they vary widely in how you can use them, their strength, ability to take detail, color-ability and more.

Most "miniatures" are probably made with polymer clay and it will take the greatest detail. Other clays could be used too with 2-part epoxy clays being one possibility, and the many kinds of air-dry clay being others.
You can read about the various kinds of clay sold these days in my previous answer here to get oriented:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100621051506AA53JtD (ignore the 2nd paragraph)

As for using the EPOXY-type clays, they don’t need to be baked but the 2 parts do need to be mixed together thoroughly and will harden automatically in a few hrs (in that way they’re like air-dry clays which will dry to harden and start doing that fairly soon, but unlike polymer clays that won’t ever harden till they’re heated/baked).
They are often used to sculpt larger pieces (heads, etc) and also by males who make war or other scenery items.

Here’s some info about the various kinds of epoxy clay/putty (…keep in mind though that many who use epoxy clays aren’t really familiar with polymer clays or are misinformed about it, and often don’t know of any brands/lines of it besides the various bulk or small bar Sculpeys and those aren’t as good as other brands/lines of polymer clay!:
** https://www.google.com/search?q=epoxy+clay+vs+polymer+clay

And for using POLYMER clays, and making miniatures from them in particular, look here:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111003092108AAYpV8Q (my answer)

As for tools to use with clay(s), there are many that can be used but only a few kinds are really necessary. And those tools don’t have to be purchased ones (though for some kinds of "sculpting" those can be helpful). Those plastic tools for earthern clay and often for kids aren’t especially useful IMO.
Check out the info/links re tools in my previous answer here:
In Singapore, Garie Sim has a physical and online store with some tools (plus polymer clay and loads of lessons, as well as at least one kind of epoxy-type clay –Milliput):

** Polymer clays can be used to make items small to large (often with armatures for the large ones), simple to realistic items, and also to do lots of other things/effects that can’t be done very well or at all using other kinds of clay.***
And both types of clay can be used in molds too of course, and both types of clay can be made into simple and/or cute items or quite detailed and more realistic items depending on the skill and intent of the clayer. Both can be painted after hardening, but with polymer clay in particular the color is often built in (though doesn’t have to be).

*** http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Ao8a0Etm83nROFhyLIozCl2u5HNG;_ylv=3?qid=20121117142647AAj3z6y (my answer, especially the links in 3rd paragraph)

Handmade knives and garden tools sold out the back of a truck

November 11th, 2013

I think some of the hand made knifes are very cool, And I have collected a few over the years.

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Craftsman Max Axess 80pc Ratchet Review and Comparison

November 11th, 2013

My first video! This is just a quick (17minute) review of the new pass-through ratchet system from Craftsman. If the design looks familiar it’s because this is more or less a copy of the Gearwrench Vortex socket system.

I try to give some practical advice on who should pick up this set, some of it’s strengths, weaknesses, and what you may want to buy instead.

Please leave comments/tips/suggestions on what I can do better for my next video. If you have any questions about the set leave them as well and I will respond ASAP!

Duration : 0:17:31

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Best Tools, Software & Resources | Graphic Design

November 11th, 2013

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What is the most narrow dual lid truck tool box?

October 27th, 2013

I have a 99′ dodge ram 1500 but don’t want to lose almost 2 foot of bed for a tool box. I don’t care of the single lid that opens from the bed and I can only find the full size toolbox with a dual lid. Can anyone help? I don’t mind losing about a foot or so of bed but 2 foot is a good chunk. any help is much appreciated
Does the tailgate tool box stay on on tailgate when I open it? Where the space is taken from on the bed isn’t crucial, I just want to lose as little as possible. Something around 16in wide or less would be Ideal

I agree with jet dog.u can buy just about anything and drill a hole and mount it with some j hooks.it cools be a Betty Crocker Tupperware box so don’t limit ur self to just truck boxes.but u could also go with a side box.u need to go to a box website.they have hundreds of options.

How to lock my craftsmen toolbox?

October 27th, 2013

I lost the bars that lock the front of my craftsmen tool box. How would I get new ones so I can lock my tool box?

Sears has a pretty good parts / repair catalog at www.sears.com

How do you keep tools from getting rusty?

October 27th, 2013

My tools I had in the basement are all rusted. Even some of the ones I had in the upstairs closet are also rusty. The tools I had in a metal tool box are not rusty in the back basement. The tool box, though is rusty. I know leaving them outside in the rain isn’t a good idea…like I’ve done that many times with other tools I didn’t have stored and they got ruined!

Put erl on them, I mean, oil. Don’t slather it on, just put it on and wipe most of it off. You could put ones you hardly ever use in a bagge of some sort.

It sounds like you take your poor tools for granted!!

What do I keep in my truck?

September 29th, 2013

All of the tools and emergency things

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