August 12, 2009
In today’s economic recession, planning a wedding can seem to cost a fortune. Although it may only be a small part of the total cost, getting nice gifts for your groomsmen and bridesmaids can cost a lot. A good cheap solution, without running the risk of getting something tacky, can be buying something small but personalized. A custom engraved gift shows that you took the time to make each give something special and personal. Here are some suggestions that would make great gifts.
Groomsmen and Best Man:
Initials Or First Names Are Typically Engraved On Money Clips
Money Clips are a great gift idea that every man can use. You can find such money clips and personalize them here: http://www.aandlengraving.com/money-clip-engraving.html
Flasks Have Enough Space To Engrave Names, Dates, Or Even A Message
Flasks are a very popular wedding gift guaranteed to lift any man’s spirits. Stainless Steel Flasks can be found here: http://www.aandlengraving.com/flask-engraving.html
Bridesmaids & Maid of Honor:
Jewelry Boxes Can Be Engraved With Names, Dates Or Messages
Jewelry Boxes are wonderful gifts that look beautiful when engraved. They can found here: http://www.aandlengraving.com/jewelry-box-engraving.html
Mirror Compact Can Be Engraved With Names And A Date
Compact Mirrors are not only beautiful but useful gifts. Compact such as these can be found here: http://www.aandlengraving.com/mirror-compact-engraving.html
July 20, 2009
Truly one of the greatest American inventions, Zippo lighters are known internationally for their unparalleled reliability and rugged looks. The simplicity of its design is what makes these lighters so dependable.
How to Fill Up A Zippo Lighter:
First, open the lighter and pull out the insert as in the picture below.
Next, turn the insert over and lift the thick cushion to reveal the cotton underneath. Moisten the cotton with lighter fluid. Take extra caution to not overfill. You will know you have put too much in if fluid begins to drip out of the bottom. When finished just place the insert back in and attempt to light it.
How to Repair a Zippo Lighter:
No Spark: When there is no spark it typically means that it needs a new flint. You can purchase a pack of 6 flints for only $3.99 at www.aandlengraving.com/zippo-flints.html if needed. Once you have your flint open the zippo and take out the insert. On the bottom you will find a flat-head screw. Be careful since the screw is spring loaded that you don’t let it shoot out. Unscrew it and shake out the used flint, or if there is not one already inside just drop the new flint down the hole and screw it back down. Now your fresh flint should be touching the wheel at the top of the insert. Place the insert back and try to light the zippo. If it gets stuck or there still is no spark, try repeating the steps. Often times the flint just has to land against the wheel correctly.
Does not stay lit: If you have filled the zippo lighter with lighter fluid and have replaced the flint but the lighter will not stay lit, chances are you need a new wick. You can purchase new wicks here www.aandlengraving.com/zippo-wick.html To replace the wick pull out the cotton with some pliers or tweezers. Once all the cotton is out u can pull the old wick out with pliers, the thread the new wick through the chimney at the top of the insert. Make sure your new wick does not stick out higher than the top of the chimney. Then by using your pliers or tweezers reach through the bottom of the insert and bend the wick within the insert so that it won’t fall back out of the hole. Finally, replace the cotton in a way the the wick will be bent and wound through it all. Once the thick felt pad is firmly back in place, replace the insert and try to light the lighter. If it still does not light, go in again to make sure the wick is in between all the cotton pieces.
One of the best things about zippos is that they are easily engravable with a permanent inscription. To have one custom made for you, visit www.aandlengraving.com/zippo-lighter-engraving.html to personalize your own zippo lighter.