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  • (It's Yourself) It's Yourself is a 1976 B-Side by the English progressive rock group Genesis, recorded during the sessions for "A Trick of the Tail", their first album after the departure of original lead singer Peter Gabriel.
  • An opening in a wall or screen through which customers are served in a bank, ticket office, or similar building
  • A pane of glass filling such an opening
  • An opening in the wall or roof of a building or vehicle that is fitted with glass or other transparent material in a frame to admit light or air and allow people to see out
  • a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened
  • a transparent panel (as of an envelope) inserted in an otherwise opaque material
  • a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
  • An awning or overhang is a secondary covering attached to the exterior wall of a building. It is typically composed of canvas woven of acrylic, cotton or polyester yarn, or vinyl laminated to polyester fabric that is stretched tightly over a light structure of aluminium, iron or steel, possibly
  • a canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun
  • (awned) having awns i.e. bristlelike or hairlike appendages on the flowering parts of some cereals and grasses; "awned wheatgrass"
  • A sheet of canvas or other material stretched on a frame and used to keep the sun or rain off a storefront, window, doorway, or deck
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Working Windows: A Guide to the Repair and Restoration of Wood Windows
Working Windows: A Guide to the Repair and Restoration of Wood Windows
This definitive book covers the operation, care, repair, and restoration of all kinds of wood windows, along with chapters on weather-stripping, repainting, and refinishing.

In the late 20th century, in spite of the renewed interest in historical renovation, preserving resources, and a strong do-it-yourself tradition developing among homeowners, the art of maintaining and repairing wood windows has somehow fallen by the wayside. Few modern home-repair books include more than a cursory look at wood window repairs and restoration, offering sketchy information at best. A whole generation of people have been raised not knowing that the upper sash in a double-hung wood window is supposed to open just like the lower sash to allow one to easily wash windows inside and out without going outside, or that properly working double-hung windows permit one to adjust home ventilation by allowing warm air to escape out the upper sash and cool air to enter through the lower.
In Meany's book, individual sections are devoted to the operation, care, and repair of double-hung wood windows, casement and awning windows, fixed windows, and other more unusual windows like pivoting and leaded glass windows, along with chapters on weather stripping, repainting, refinishing, and working with different kinds of window moldings. This definitive book on wood window repair and restoration is now offered in a new edition with excellent detail, helpful diagrams, simple and clear instructions, and a good bit of Meany's wry humor to make it a lively read. It is an absolutely indispensable part of any wood-window-owning do-it-yourselfer's home library. --Mark A. Hetts

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Mark's TT update 13 (photo courtesy of John Okeeffe, )
Mark's TT update 13 (photo courtesy of John Okeeffe, )
I crashed hard. Hello family and friends, Sorry for the delay in writing this final update from the 2009 Isle of Man TT, but I couldn’t get the wireless at the house to work in the twenty minute window I had before being whisked away from the island to Le Man, France, for a wedding. The reception was then in a tiny resort in the middle of the woods with no access to internet, so I’ve only now arrived back to a house with very slow internet access in Le Man. The last day of racing started out with great fanfare for the pre-gridding of the electric bike race. After much poo pooing on the idea for a green motorcycle race, all of us finally came around and started genuinely supporting these honestly cool and different, some very expensive and thought through, fully concept prototype race bikes. In the end, once up to speed they sound really friggin cool and accelerated in a way that reminded us of endless hours flipping glow-in-the-dark electric Tyco race cars off those little singular guides between the front rubber wheels on either a Player Card Indy car (with six wheels) or Tom Petty’s blue and orange 76 Nascar body. You could broad slide them for days against the plastic clip-on guard rails to stay on course but it was always just too damn fun to nail the trigger full blast following the loop-ta-loop and eject your car spectacularly across the bedroom. The electric race bikes smell the same. I found through all this that it’s the SPEED that matters most to us, first and foremost, not just the loud engines.&n bsp; After a starting grid interview for a billion potential living rooms on the ITV4 network, I set out down Bray Hill on the MotoCzysz Digital Superbike, turned right at Quarter Bridge, flicked the bike through the cemetery esses with knee pucks dragging, accelerated down the next straight well enough but it seemed to lose steam. I looked behind me and there was a plume of white smoke. I pulled it over and that was our race. To Michael Czysz, I wanted to say that I think you and your boys did a fantastic first go. The bike was beautiful and the chassis worked flawless, even being a one-off from the ground up prototype and weighing 250+ kilos. Hold your heads up high, guys, some electrical failure out of your control bit you this time, but its just the beginning. Don’t give up. Hope to see you and the bike at Laguna Seca during the Moto GP weekend. On to the Senior TT, we mounted up the lighter wheels and the big Brembo brakes, guessed on the suspension to account for the lighter unsprung rotating mass, then took the risk of never riding the bike in this configuration before the race. It worked. I was flying, riding smooth, knifing all the committed blind fast sections near perfect, leaping the fastest jumps with confidence in the bike’s setup, I was strong in the arms and was blowing through all of the same lads that had given us fits in the first Superbike race a week before. Every piece of the puzzle was working on top form. By the end of the 4th lap and our 2nd pitstop, we were sitting in 8th place out of 70 starters. If you remember, a top ten at the Isle of Man TT, and leaving there with the fastest ever laptime by an American, was the goal. By this point, I had smashed my previous lap record on the second lap with a 125.5mph average and was sitting comfortable with a 16 second lead in front of multi-time Macau GP winner Michael Rutter. We topped the race fuel up to the absolute brim, I started the bike in first gear, ripped out of our #24 pit slot, exited the pit lane chin down as always, entered onto the front straight, held it wide open down Bray Hill like I was fighting a bucking bronco– btw, this was the first time I felt comfortable enough on the 1000cc racebike to do that scary down-hill section wide open. I nailed the full suspension compression at the bottom of the intersection carrying more RPM than ever, wheelied full tuck in 6th gear over Ago’s Leap, wheelied the second of the two sharp rises, popped out of the bubble with light braking for two downshifts, blap blap, for this awkward little eccentric whipple-jump; a place on the track where you simply slow a bit for an indentation at the crest of a super fast hill, then roll on the gas a bit. The rear tire was very worn by this point in the race (the factory bikes have quick-change equipment but this year I had to go all six laps on one set of tires). I was more than happy to just slide the shit out of this harder rear tire up to this point, but when I wobbled over this indentation at the crest of the hill the bike instantly snapped sideways and highsided straight out from underneath me at 130mph! There was nothing I could do it ripped the handlebars right out of my hands. I clearly remember saying to myself before hitting the ground, “You’re going to crash out of this race? THIS is how the story is going to end? You’re kidding me.” Then I hit the ground. I was in a serious mindset
The Cubists Garden
The Cubists Garden
Earth Designs Garden Design and Build were asked to created a landscape and propose garden design in Richmond, Surrey*. Here are the details of the project The Cubist Garden in Richmond, Surrey SW14 7LQ This design takes inspiration from the lines, angles and blocks of colour found in the paintings of Dutch artist Mondrian. Intended as a family space that is both aesthetic and functional, the new garden will display minimalist leanings whilst remaining architecturally in keeping with the rest of the house. Flooring throughout will comprise attractive and durable Iroko hardwood decking. This West African hardwood has an appealing light gold colour, which will weather to a light- to mid-golden brown over time. Extremely long lasting and hardwearing, the wood is naturally water-resistant and contains innate anti-fungal and insecticidal properties, making it ideally suited to the unpredictable British weather. Directly adjoining the house on the kitchen side will be a large expanse of decking, raised so that it is flush with the kitchen patio door. To the right hand side of this platform, steps will lead down to a further area of decking around the lounge extension, while to the front of the raised platform, terraced steps will lead down to a large rectangular lawn bordered on the left hand side by a decked walkway. This walkway will lead down the space to a ground level decked patio in the left hand corner of the garden. Measuring approximately 5.5m x 4m, this patio will form the main dining area for the garden and will be enclosed along the garden boundary by a sturdy 2m high rendered brick wall. A large rectangular exterior awning will stretch over this area, providing both shade and a sense of seclusion and privacy. This area will also benefit from a large rectangular rendered brick fireplace, open on the two sides nearest the decking patio and closed on the two sides adjoining the lawn to direct the heat towards the dining area. Rendered and painted on all sides, with a tall rectangular chimney, the fireplace will create an imposing, visually stunning focal point to the space. A second walkway will continue along the lawn at the back of the space, then dogleg down to join the decked patio outside the lounge extension. To the left of this patio will be a large rectangular black lined pool. Edged with new railway sleepers, this slightly sunken, slightly raised pool will be filtered to keep it clean. The space will be given added interest with the addition of four rectangular screens/shelving units, placed strategically around the space to mask various points in the garden, helping to break-up the space and generate a sense of intrigue and discovery. Constructed from sturdy new railway sleepers, the screens will be constructed in various sizes and will feature rectangular shelves and cut-outs, some of which will be inlaid with coloured perspex screen, others left open for the client to place sculpture and garden ephemera. Planting in the space will consist of herbaceous perennials and evergreen shrubs selected to bring year round interest. Red and yellow flowering plants will brighten up the darker areas, with a variety of colours and shapes in the foliage to add further interest throughout the space. The client is to supply a large Trachycarpus fortuneii and Pheonix Palm, to be planted within 'cut-outs' in the terraced decking steps and the decking adjoining the lounge respectively. The existing raised bed on the left hand side will be raised slightly higher with the addition of two extra courses, and rendered and painted to provide a more attractive receptacle for a bank of tall bamboo chosen to provide screening from the windows of the high building in the garden beyond. The garden will be complete with the inclusion of a comprehensive lighting scheme designed to maximise the use of the space when the sun goes down. Large round white LED deck lights set into the riser of each of the decking steps will safely guide one up and down the space, with further LED deck lights set into the decked walkways to lead one around the garden. The three smaller railway sleeper screens will benefit from chrome down lighters set into the underside of selected crossbeams to turn each screen into a nocturnal sculptural feature, while the largest screen (housing a large Boldstone sculpture (to be supplied by the client)) will support two stainless steel adjustable spotlights to highlight the sculpture within. Two strong submersible lights installed under the surface of the pond will inbue the space with a gently undulating light, with further light provided to the main decking adjoining the kitchen with two tall steel LED bollard lights. Ample lighting will be provided to the covered deck area with the inclusion of four stainless steel spotlights installed at intervals around the walls. The large trachycarpus and pheonix palm will be underlit by strong mains voltage spotlights installed in the bed below while a seri

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