Business / Construction / Shim: A small piece of scrap lumber or shingle, usually wedge shaped, which when forced behind a furring strip or framing member forces it into position. Also used when installing doors and placed between the door jamb legs and 2 X 4 door trimmers. Metal shims are wafer 1 1/2' X 2' sheet metal of various thickness' used to fill gaps in wood framing members, especially at bearing point locations.
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Tsushima Current

Science / Tides and Currents / Tsushima Current: A North Pacific Ocean current setting northeastward in the East China Sea (in summer) and Sea of Japan. A segment of the Kuroshio System. MORE


Business / Machine Shop / Shims: Very thin sheets of metal made in precise thickness and used between parts to obtain desired spacing. Sometimes they are laminated, to be pulled off to the desired depth. MORE

Hiroshima Day

Life Style / Holiday / Hiroshima Day: Hiroshima Day is observed in many parts of the world with special vigils and peace marches. It is held to commemorate the dropping of the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August MORE