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How to Live on a Shoestring
with Donnamarie Talarico
Learn the many free items that are available from health related to home renovation and everything in between. Learn how to repurpose items as well.
Ropes, Knots & Mechanical Advantage
with Robert Riversong
Before the days of motors, hydraulic lifts, and heavy machinery, homesteaders, mariners and workers improvised simple mechanical advantage systems to make hard work easy. Beginning with an introduction of ropes and knots, we will look at a variety of pulley systems, principles of leverage and friction-reduction, anchoring systems, simple vector mechanics to understand directional forces, and personal safety issues. We will have hands-on training in knot-tying.
Rope types (natural, synthetic, steel) and qualities Knot terminology, typology and qualities Knots, hitches and bends-Hands-on Praxis Hardware Mechanical Advantage Anchor Systems Hoists, Cranes & High Directionals Jacking & Cribbing
How to Weatherize a Home
with Margaret Dean
This course is designed for homeowners and renters who are interested in learning practical do-it-yourself home weatherization or are interested in learning more about weatherization services, energy services, and initiatives offered by Waldo Community Action Partners.