Describes the hazards associated with the use of aerial lifts such as boom platforms, aerial ladders, and vertical towers. Emphasizes the importance of safe operation, including inspections, set up, and travel.
This series of video tapes will explore and explain the rough construction of a house from foundation to roof. Students will be introduced to the various types of foundations used in modern construction and the floor systems that they support. Illustrates the differences between balloon framing and modern platform framing. Focuses on shed, bagle, hip, gambrel, and mansard roofs. An understanding of gable end and dormer framing will be gained.
A program that demonstrates the personal, cultural, and economic benefits to be had by utilizing a variety of modern techniques and technologies to plan and build environmentally friendly, safe, comfortable, and attractive homes. Features various houses and communities that have been designed and constructed using an assortment of building materials and energy sources deemed sustainable and ecologically conscientious.
Combines colorful animation with live-action documentary sequences to tell the story of a 13th-century Welsh castle. Author David Macaulay, who wrote and illustrated the best-selling book of the same title, leads viewers on a castle tour, explaining its cultural and sociological significance and its architectural design. Detailed animation dramatizes the building of the castle and portrays the lifestyle of the early inhabitants.
Combines location sequences and animation to show the building of a Gothic cathedral. Begins with a tour of Chartres, Reims, Amiens, Bourges, Beauvais, Notre Dame de Paris, Laon, and the Royal Abbey Church of St. Denis. Discusses life in the medieval era and how churches were a center of life.
Larry Haun takes you step-by-step through the entire process of building the walls in a basic house, showing you practical ways to organize tasks, streamline procedures, and handle tools and materials efficiently.
Instruction in learning how to use tuning chisels, planes, and saws. Explains how to sharpen a chisel, rehabilitate flea market tools, flatten the bottom of a plane, set and sharpen a handsaw, stand and hold a plane, pare accurately with a chisel, and saw straight and smoothly.
Created specifically to assist industrial facilities of all types in complying with federal, state and municipal Hazard Communication regulations, these products also address the major education and training requirements in these chemical hazard laws.
Builders, roofers, do-it-yourselfers learn valuable time saving techniques. Featuring the no cut valley system, plus easy installation tips for up-to-date products including architectural and laminated style shingles.
By watching Tom Law you'll learn how to square up and secure an opening window in minutes, set and seal an insulated glass unit in a custom-built frame, shim and plumb a prehung exterior door so it won't sag, size an interior door blank to fit within a site-built frame, make a simple template to align and rout hinge mortises. Learn how to eliminate drafts and to prevent sticking.
Klausz demonstrates three different techniques for making three variations on the mortise-and-tenon joint. You'll learn: how to make a haunched mortise-and-tenon joint for a table; how to make a through/wedged mortise-and-tenon joint; and to make angled joints for a chair.
This program demonstrates the best approach to: developing a clear and comprehensive cutlist; using extension wings for accurate measurements and precise repetitive cuts; sizing casing for doors and windows and shaving miters for a tight fit; working with an auxiliary fence to cut baseboard miters, butts and self-returns; cutting crown and baseboard in position and on-the-flat, using a Bosch angle finder to find miter and bevel angles, cutting acute angles.
Live action hosted by David Macaulay, takes viewers from Manchester, England, to Lowell, Massachusetts, explaining technological changes that transformed the making of textiles, a key component of the Industrial Revolution sweeping across Europe and America in the late 18th century.
Learn the practical and decorative aspects of refinishing furniture with the help of author and master restorer Bob Flexner. Topics include how to revive a finish, how to strip the finish, repairing, sealing, stains, glaze, and much more.
The primary purpose of the program is to explain safe work practises for qualified electrical workers, to stress the importance of always following safe practices and to show the tragic consequences of not following these practices and committing other unsafe acts.
Demonstrates actual fall events to emphasize the importance of recommended practices for safely working at height. Covers the components of the personal fall arrest system, forces generated during a fall, and fall-limiting devices.
Shows how cities live and die from the ground up-and down. Explores the transportation, water and sewer systems, and architectural landmarks of 5 great cities. Historians, urban planners, architects and social scientists assess the past, present and future of the crowded, crowning symbols of civilization.
Pat Warner shows you how to rout clean circles and holes, how to make half-lapped joints at the ends of boards, and laps in the middle of boards that cross one another at any angle you choose. He covers the anatomy of a fixed-base router, the use of the collar guide, and how to get two different shapes from the same decorative-profile bit.