What stone is traditionally used in a high school class ring?
Do you put your birth stone or a stone that matches your school colors? I'm a stickler for tradition so please don't give me any answers that say, "It's your ring so put what you want in it," because what I want is what's traditionally done.
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Question answered by Kay08
Yes it's traditionally what you want in it because you are wearing it.
My school had the stone as your birth stone. Or you could choose which ever stone and any design you chose for the ring band. It's either or! I miss my class ring, mine got stolen.
How do I lay flag stone for a patio with a grass motar?
Want the stone to be stable and flat enough to set table and chairs on it. Do I need to put a "base" of some sort under the stone?
Question answered by tootall1121
you cant use grass as mortar, I am thinking you want grass growing between the stones. You might or might not need to put a base down, depending on your soil conditions and such. I would anyway, a sand and concrete mix from the local home supply store should work, just basically a fine cement, the kind used for laying bricks, not the coarse kind with gravel for building other things. if your ground is stable and undisturbed, digging out enough for a bout an inch of base and however thick the stone is should do. if it is loose dirt, compact it first, then compact the cement mixture. DO NOT ADD water. Set the stones with however much grass area between them you want. if the grass won't grow quickly there is a new grass on the market that grows anywhere, even on top of cinder blocks. I forget the name. You could just use sand as a base, but the cement will do the job better. eventually it will wick up moisture and become the hard cement it was intended to be, but by that time will be set and molded to the stone perfectly. good luck.
How does Rosetta Stone work for languages using a different letter system?
I have tried German Rosetta Stone out and I found it to be great. However, I want to learn Russian. How would Rosetta Stone teach me a new alphabet?. Would it be effective? Advice from anyone who has used Rosetta Stone to learn a language with a different letter system would be greatly appreciated.
Question answered by heuberka1980
I learned a bit of the Thai-language. I had a private teacher in the country, but just speaking and just the essentials and only a very short time. A friend sent me a Rosseta-Stone beginners version for Thai. I tried it and I mentioned that I become able to classify some signs to sounds. However, Rosetta Stone wasn't the only source for learning.
How do you install stone on an interior wall?
You know how they apply stone to a kitchen wall behind the stove? Well I want the entire kitchen to be that way, like an old uptown resturant.
Where to start? We'd be doing it ourselves, also what floor tile then if stone on the wall?
Any Ideas would be helpful or direct sites to examples.
Will choose a best answer!
Yes, stone like the exterior of a stone home. Not like flat travertine (spelling) or anything like that, but more like a fireplace stone...
It would only be on the walls, and yes, Cleaning was also a question of mine...
Question answered by tnk3181979
I'm not positive what you mean by stone. Home improvement stores carry stone look kits, ussually in the building supply area. Which is basically pre cut varies size and shape stones that are flat on one side and you mortar them to the wall. They look like something like the exterior of a stone home or on a stone fireplace but can be used inside as well. They also make a similar product but with brick. This will be time consuming but easier to do yourself than tiles, mostly because mistakes are easier to hide.
You can often see tile backsplashes which can have a natural stone look to them. These will mostly be square and come in a variety of colors and sizes. Typically these can be found in a flooring department but higher end kitchen remodeling stores will carry them for backsplashes. Most anything that can be used on the floor can be used on the wall. I've never seen an entire wall done with tile except in a shower, but I like the idea. You could do cool borders with smaller tiles in a complimenting color. If it's done well, I bet it will look really neat.
If you've never tiled before I would practice first before you do this yourself. Tiling is labor intensive and time consuming. And pick up a good DIY book on tiling. There are several steps to this and plenty of things to think about for a project like this to come out looking good. I personally wouldn't attempt to tile a floor or wall myself, but then again, my dad does it for a living, so I get it pretty cheap. :-) Either way good luck.
EDIT: If you are worried about cleaning them, get a clear sealer to put over them. Gloss or semi-gloss would work best, but anything that will "seal" the stone and prevent grease and dirt from soaking in would help. Most sealers that can be used on pavers or fireplaces should be safe to use on a stone wall, just make sure it says interior/exterior on the can. A good one won't yellow over time. The downside is it will probably need to be reapplied periodically. Depending on it's quality, I'd guess every 5 years, maybe longer.
How do I figure out the height of where a stone fell using time and the height of a window?
A falling stone takes 0.28s to travel past a window 2.2m tall. From what height above the top of the window did the stone fall?
Question answered by Magnetoman88
The stone is undergoing free fall. Therefore, it accelerates by virtue of gravity at 9.81m/s^2. We shall first calculate the velocity of the stone while it was parallel to the top of the window(u) using the formula s= ut+(1/2)at^2, where s is the height of the window(2.2m), t is 0.28s and a is 9.81m/s^2.
Now, we shall determine the distance between the initial point of the stone before falling and the top of the window(s) using the formula v^2= (u^2)+2as, where v is 6.48m/s, u is the initial velocity of the stone(0m/s) and a is 9.81m/s^2.
Therefore, the stone fell from a height of 2.14m above the top of the window. I hope this helps and feel free to send me an e-mail if you have any doubts!
How do you clean a stone fireplace, very light in colour?
I have a stone fireplace, approx 5 years old and its looking a bit darker in colour. It needs a really good scrub but I am unsure what to use. I have used washing up liquid, bleach, Kitchen cleaner etc but nothing seems to work.
Question answered by Sandra
All right you have a stone fireplace, but what stone, is it marble, granite or any other??? There are specific cleaners for each kind of stone that are used for their cleaning. You know the stone type of your fireplaces and can accordingly choose the cleaner. Selection of good cleaners is essential. Don't try any of the highly acidic solutions, That may degrade the finish and polish of stone.
What is the best stone to sharpen a knife?
I need a stone that can sharpen a knife. I live in Hawaii so some things might be hard to acquire. It must be able to sharpen well.
I can't be able to order anything. Just things i can acquire in the state of Hawaii on the Big Island.
Question answered by thinkingblade
I'll second the recommendation for the Lansky - you can find them in about any knife shop on the Island. However, if you look a bit the one I would personally recommend is either the Spyderco tri angle sharpener:
Or their two sided ceramic stone:
You can probably find either one of them on the island as well. In specific after sharpening literally hundreds and hundreds of knives over the last 30 years I have come to prefer the ceramic stones to the Arkansas natural stones as having very consistent removal of material and being easy to clean. Diamond is ok as well, but generally doesn't seem to give quite as fine an edge, but you can get plenty sharp. Further, the Arkansas stones have more trouble with really hard steels where the ceramics or the diamond are more or less the same performance on any blade because of how hard they are.
How long before a kidney stone causes kidney damage?
Specifically, if a stone is blocking the ureter. How long should you allow a stone to try to pass on it's own? At what point can serious damage occur?
Question answered by Dr.Bhupathi
once a kidney stone is formed, it remains there unless and until u do something to break it. ur diet may help u to break it or at least does not allow the stone to become bigger.
good luck to u.
Can a free standing stone wall be built at 6 feet high without compromising the stability and safety?
Hi, I am thinking of building a stone wall (field stone) with 5 to 6 feet high (block some road noise and better looking too). I wonder if it is possible to build a high wall like that and steady enough to last for long time. Many thanks in advance !
Question answered by Guest
Sure it can be done safely and depending on the slope it can be made very stable. A 6' high wall with a 3' base would be 4 to 1 slope. If you can visualize an end section of wall with this cross section it would not look very stable. You may want to start with a 4' or 5' base and see what it looks like. I do not have any information on the angle of repose for field stone so a definite requirement is hard to develop. What ever configuration the wall takes there is one thing it will always be, that's durable. The good thing about a loose stone wall is that if you have any settlement due to soil consolidation you can correct it simply be adding stone. For what it's worth a 6" high wall with 4.5' wide base will eat up 5 cyd of stone every 10'. It will be a lot of work but will be worth the effort.
How long after Cold Stone audition do they let you know if your hired?
How long after the Cold Stone audition will they let you know that you're hired? How much is the starting pay there if you have no experience?
Question answered by Samaria3
It kind of is an audition in a way, because usually they make you sing and/or do charades, (and it's not held like a usual interview at all). It doesn't matter if you can sing or not (I surely can't), they just want to make sure you have the Cold Stone attitude.
Anyway, it varies from store to store. For my interview, it was held at 10 a.m. and they called me a little before 7 p.m. that evening... but at the interview they informed us that if we got the job, they'd let us know by that time.
The pay sucks... for the one I'm at, we only start off at minimum wage. But it's a good first job and it's fun, especially in the summer because more people are working, the people you work with are friendly, and plus it's pretty laid back: it's very easy to pick up extra shifts or get days off. For the one I work at, I can take as many days off as I want as long as I get someone to cover the shift which is easy because there's so many other employees.