Written by Carrom Paul

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Carrom is becoming more and more popular and there are now carrom competitions and carrom tournaments with Big Cash Prizes and carrom clubs where you can meet other players and socialise.

If you are looking for a fun and interesting board game this is ideal whether you have ever played before or not. Carrom is now being played in clubs acrossrepparttar UK. Carrom andrepparttar 116184 Carrom Association UK were also recently featured on Zee TV, going out to millions of viewers worldwide.

Carrom - Visit Carrom Shop for all your carrom board game products.

Carrom Paul is a carrom game promoter and has spent alot of time helping promote this board game worldwide, organising competitions, tournaments, clubs and other meeting places.

Hardwood 101

Written by Dave Markel

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Ash has a good workability and is able to hold a screw or nail quite well. Ash also takes glue well.

Ash is easy to work with and takes a finish well.

Mahogany Mahogany can reachrepparttar towering heights of 175 feet or more and have a butressed trunk several feet in diameter.

Mahogany has a light purple or pink heartwood which darkens after being exposed torepparttar 116183 air. In contrastrepparttar 116184 sapwood is an off-white to yellow color. Mahogany has a medium to course texture.

Mahogany is somewhat tricky to work with. Sharp tools are a must to preventrepparttar 116185 grain from being torn. Mahogany is quite easy to get a good surface for finishing and takes glue well.

Butternut Butternut (Juglans cinerea) can be found inrepparttar 116186 south east United States and into southern Ontario and Quebec. Butternut can normally be found along clearings andrepparttar 116187 edge of forests.

The tree itself grows quite tall sometimes reaching one hundred feet tall and 3 feet in diameter.

In general butternut has a white or light brown sapwood with brown or chestnut heartwood.

Butternut is easy to work with and takes a finish well.

Dave Markel is the author of "The All Wood Working Journal". He has helped hundreds of individuals improve their wood working skills. Visit his site at

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