Learn how to use skrim tape

So you want to learn about skrim tape? Well, I’m here to teach you! Most airsoft players don’t think twice when it comes to applying these little pieces of wonder.

There are two reasons why skrim tape is superior for this application over standard duct tape. The first reason is that it stretches. This allows the user to center it on a ski pole or snowboard handle, giving it maximum strength while still going around corners without peeling up at the edges as regular duct tape does. Another advantage of this stretchy property is that you can always use skrim tape if you get into an accident and need to close your splitboard without any other options. Just wrap it around the two boards and hold it down with your other skate tool.

Let’s start with what scrim is:

Scrim is a mesh netting material that has been impregnated into a particular film which allows the scrim netting material binded within the carrier film to rip apart when pulled. This results in a scrim netting material that stretches and rips when you pull on it. It is often used to add ease of movement to your uniform. When applied correctly, the scrim will make it much more comfortable for you to run around and play airsoft with a vest or chest rig on since they reduce the stress put onto the shoulder straps of a vest by distributing the weight of whatever items are housed in your pouches between your shoulders instead of putting all of that stress onto one shoulder strap alone.

The duct tape equivalent is very similar, but it’s made from different materials and has slight differences. Duct tape can come in varying widths – although we’re going to want a skinny width for us, airsoft players. Duct tape also comes in different strengths and thicknesses, so be careful when choosing what you get since you don’t want it to be too thick or add unnecessary weight to your gear. You can also get white duct tapes – this will allow people who have camo-accented rigs to still use the duct tape without having their equipment stand out too much.

It’s worth noting that scrims are more expensive than regular cotton duck cloth strips, which is often used for making your scrims.

So how do I stick my scrim on?

That question is always asked around airsoft forums, but the answer remains simple: with glue.

You’ll need to paint glue onto the scrim, then apply it onto your gear where you want it. People also use Windex as an alternative to glue, but I’ve never tried Windex, so I can’t comment on its effectiveness.

You must cut your scrims into shorter pieces before applying them to your equipment. You don’t want one long strip of cloth because then it’ll look like a string vest (with all that skin showing) – if any area is exposed, be sure to cover it up with extra scrim material or some duct tape.

Sometimes people will choose not to cut their strips because they’ve found out that the longer the strip is, the less likely it is to rip apart when pulled at. It all depends on what you want to do.

Beko UK – A manufacturer of intelligent appliances

Beko, a manufacturer of intelligent appliances, has launched two brand new home safety devices in the UK. The Beko Double-D sensor is an ideal solution for homes with small children or pets at risk when it comes to mobility scooters and wheelchairs. It’s also suitable for adults who need extra support moving around their homes.

Beko has been a firm fixture in UK homes for over 60 years. In 1959, the first floor-standing refrigerator was released under the brand name Bekefi. Beko appliances have taken pride of place in kitchens up and down the country.

In 1959, the first floor-standing refrigerator was released under the brand name Bekefi. Beko appliances have taken pride of place in kitchens up and down the country. Over time, famous product names such as Classica, Eterna, and Spectra were added to its arsenal of brands – with all remaining extremely popular today.

Using ultrasonic technology, Beko Double-D detects obstacles up to 1.5 meters ahead of them, then alerts the user 6 seconds before contact is made with an object. This time can be extended by pressing one of the control buttons on the device. If no action follows, the device will alert again after another 6 seconds have elapsed since it detected something in its path. There is a choice of four different volume levels and three visual indicators so the device can be set to suit user preference.

The Beko invisible safety barrier is another new product from Beko’s Home Help range, designed to help carers use a manual or power wheelchair within the home safely. This device also uses ultrasonic technology, which detects any objects up to 1.5 meters ahead, this time using an invisible light beam that triggers an alarm if anything crosses its path. The warning is automatically reset as soon as the system for 3 seconds detects no more obstacles.

The invisible safety barrier already comes with a warning sign for users who want a ‘do not cross’ sign in their homes while they adapt to its use. Users can activate an internal timer if they wish to limit the time the barrier is active. It’s also possible to detach it from its base and take it with you on trips away from home.

“The addition of these two new products expands our range of reliable, life-enhancing safety solutions that can make a real difference for people who are at risk when mobility or personal space is compromised,” said Mia Fajerman, Marketing Director for Beko UK. “We now have alarms for falls in the bathroom, alerts for falls which might cause injury up to 1.5 metres ahead by using ultrasonic technology, an alarm system which makes use of invisible light beams to detect obstacles up to 1.5 metres and finally a warning sign you can attach to your door or lift gate.”

The Beko Double-D sensor is now available at £89.99, while the invisible safety barrier will be released in October 2018 for £59.99. Both devices come with a two-year warranty and are available on Beko’s website and through independent retailers across the UK.

Beko UK is a division of Beko, Europe’s number one in kitchen appliances and part of the Bosch Group who employs more than 200,000 people in 100 countries worldwide.

Here is how to pick the right plaster scrim

There are many plaster scrims (hoop cheese) to choose from when building your mold. It is essential to pick the right one to suit your needs. Here are some things to consider when selecting a material for casting plaster.

Use these guidelines to help create a quality mold:

• Scrim should be an open mesh fabric with no coating on the fibers so that nothing blocks or restricts airflow through it during burn out. The best choice of material will have holes no more significant than 1/8” in diameter and span between 1/32”-1/16” apart horizontally and vertically. If the mesh is too fine, it just won’t melt well enough duringout because the holes are too small

• A fabric that makes a strong “hoop cheese” is not necessarily a good material for a plaster mold because the scrim will adhere less to the model/pattern and more to itself, making pieces harder to pull apart. This means more seam lines in your casting, making it harder to prep and more obvious when you paint. Look for scrim with loose weave rather than tight stitch patterns on the individual fibers. There should not be any solid areas that hold into place while burning out, so heavier fabrics of this type would have their downside of being too thick or just proving very stubborn during burnout

• Avoid using burlap or other natural fiber fabrics since they tend to make a durable fabric that will not burn out well. You can try them, but you’ll be better off using something else

• If you use synthetic fabrics such as polyester or nylon, they will melt and breathe better than the natural fibers. Synthetics do tend to fade when in direct sunlight for long periods and if in an environment with excessive moisture (such as around pools and in marine environments), so keep that in mind when selecting your scrim material

• Avoid materials such as cotton duck canvas because these fabrics are hard to stretch over your mold without tearing. They also tend to shrink after burning out and can leave visible seams on your cast if used. Cotton duck is often used to create gap-filling resins such as Magic Sculpt and Milliput, if that’s what you’re working with, but not for making plaster molds

• A tar-like coating is often applied to fabrics used in mold making because it gives the material a “sticky” feel when stretching. This can help prevent the scrim from shifting during burnout and make it harder to remove from your finished mold after heating. If possible, don’t use this kind of scrim unless you plan on building your mold without seams. Once heated in a kiln, the tacky finish will melt away and make removing pieces apart more difficult

• Synthetic netting is preferred over natural fiber nets because they have a thinner mesh and will burn out far cleaner without any of the tar-like coatings that’s applied to some fabrics

• Avoid using plastic or bird netting because they can melt into an unusable gooey blob instead of burning off evenly, leaving seams on your casting. Plastic nets also have holes too big for proper airflow during burnout, making it harder for them to melt away.

These are essential things to keep in mind when shopping for scrim materials and help you make quality molds.