T he halved joint is frequently known as half-lapping, and sometimes as checking and half-checking. In the majority of cases it is made by halving the two pieces, i.e., by cutting half the depth of the wood away. There are, however, exception... Read more of The Halved Joint at Wood Workings.caInformational Site Network Informational
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The Land Forces Of The United States
You now are, or expect to become, a member of the lan...

Mr Fox Cuts The Cottontails
Mr. Fox decided that the only way to get all the woo...

Artillery
The chief duty of the artillery is to support the inf...

Distribution Of Troops
The proximity and conduct of the enemy control, to a ...

Withdrawal From Action
The withdrawal of a defeated force can generally be e...

Outposts
The size and disposition of the outpost will depend u...

Strength And Composition
The strength of a rear guard depends upon the nature ...

The Frogs And The Fairies
In a pond in a dell lived a big family of frogs, and...

Inoculations And Vaccination
As soon as you become a member of the army, whether a...

Practise March Or Hike
The manoeuver practice march will be the most instr...





FIRST AID TO THE INJURED




Drowning
Being under water for over four or five minutes is generally fatal, but, unless you know the body has been submerged a long time, make an attempt to restore life. Don't get disheartened and give up, if you see no signs of life after...

Chafing
Treatment: Keep parts dry, use talcum powders and keep parts separated by a layer of absorbent cotton. ...

Stopping Bleeding
If the blood is dark blue and the stream is continuous, a vein has been punctured which, in itself, is not ordinarily dangerous. The bandaging of such a wound will usually stop the flow of blood. Bandage firmly. Remember all wounds ...

Extinguishing Burning Clothes
Treatment: Lie down on the floor and roll up as tightly as possible in a rug blanket, etc., leaving only the head out. If nothing can be obtained in which to wrap yourself, lie down and roll over slowly and at the same time beat out...

Sunstroke--(the Skin Is Hot)
A sunstroke is accompanied by the following symptoms: headache, dizziness, sense of oppression, nausea, colored vision, and often the patient becomes insensible. The muscles are relaxed, face flushed, skin hot, pulse rapid, and the ...

Broken Bone (fracture)
The next injury you must know is a broken bone. You will usually know when an arm or leg is broken by the way the arm or leg is held, for the wounded man loses control over the limb. Suppose your comrade breaks his leg or arm. What ...

Heat Exhaustion--(the Skin Is Cool)
Symptoms: Nausea, a staggering gait, pulse is weak, and the patient may quickly become unconscious. The skin is cool. This condition is dangerous. Treatment: Rub the limbs vigorously. Give stimulants; apply heat. ...

First-aid Packet
Each soldier carries on his belt a first-aid packet. This packet contains two perfectly pure bandages and a couple of safety pins. It should be air tight. Examine yours every week and if the seal is defective, ask your captain for a...

Bullet Wound
If you receive a bullet wound, don't get excited or lose your head. A bullet wound in the muscle or soft parts of the body causes little pain and, if properly dressed, heals in about two to three weeks. Protect the openings where th...

Stomach Wounds
Send for a doctor. Lie perfectly quiet. Don't lose your head and don't attempt to crawl to help or to stir around. Place a clean piece of cloth over the wound and keep it constantly wet with a solution of salt water. If the wound is...