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I am going to study bowls that are used for playing sports such as ten-pin bowling, etc.

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What is to be studied I am going to study bowls that are used for playing sports such as ten-pin bowling, etc. Why was this topic chosen This topic was chosen for a couple of reasons. First of all, at the beginning I was unsure, on what products, I was going to study, because of the large expansive range, of products that are available, on the current market today. My idea to choose bowls, came to me, when I was playing a game of ten-pin bowling, with a couple of friends, which made me remember, about the time, that I use to play crown green bowling. I believe that bowling is an important part of popular culture and a recognisable sport, by a variety of people. Bowls is an interesting subject to study, because people of all ages, play both types of bowling, and it does not matter, if they are young or old, and it is fun to play, as well. What do I hope to learn by completing the study By completing this study, I hope to learn more about bowls, how bowls are made, and what materials that bowl are made out of. I also hope to learn about how bowling associations, were set-up and they operate, in the bowling society today. I am also hoping to learn, about the manufacturing process, which is used to produce the bowls from, and how they are tested. ...read more.

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Hopefully the internet will be better than any other source, because it can show me, more places, on where to look for the information that I need. Manufacturing Processes - Information pack from Thomas Taylor Bowls Ltd. - 'Bowling Skills' by Tony Allcock I will use these sources, that have been listed, to find out any specific information, about the making of the bowls, which could include multiple processes, testing, and finishing. Materials - Information pack from Thomas Taylor Bowls Ltd. - 'Bowling Skills' by Tony Allcock - 'Understanding Wood' By R. Bruce Hoadley. - http://www.efunda.com I will use these sources, that have been listed, to find out, what materials are used today, to make bowls from, and the original material that use used to make the bowls out of, many years ago, as well as the properties, of these materials that I have been looking at, and their purpose, will also be looked at. User - 'Bowling Skills' by Tony Allcock I will use these sources that have been listed. To look at the various aspects of the user. Technological Developments - Information Pack from Thomas Taylor Bowls Ltd. - 'Bowling Skills' by Tony Allcock I will use these sources that have been listed, to see how the technology that is used, to make bowls, has changed, over time. ...read more.

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10-51 Mechanical Properties Tensile Strength Compressive Strength Izod Impact (J/cm of notch1/8" thick specimen 0.2 Elongation at break (%) 0.2 As we can see from the table above, that User Technological Developments * Change in Material Since the evidence of the game, was found in the 13th Century, the material that was commonly used, by bowls manufacturers, was Lignum Vitae, the properties of Lignum Vitae are: - Wood Type Hardwood Other Names Guaiacum, Palo Santo, and Ironwood Botanical Name Guaiacum Officinale, and Guaiacum Sanctum Density g/cc 1.25-1.33 Density lbs/cu. ft. 78-83 Sources Central and South America Appearance Closely interlocked grain Fine smooth texture Dark greenish brown to a black hardwood, with yellowish sapwood. It has natural oils Physical Properties Very hard Strong Heavy Shock resistant Decay resistant Working Properties Very hard to work on, by machine or on by hand. Very good for turning. Natural resin makes gluing hard to do. Natural resin makes sanding hard to do. Easy to polish Often requires no additional finishes. Uses Used mainly for underwater work, for things like ship propeller bushings and bearings because of its self-lubrication properties. Tools such as mallets, rollers, chisel blocks and handles. Also for other miscellaneous turned items, such as bowls, etc. Comments Lignum Vitae, is probably the strongest and the densest wood, that is available, on the current market today. ...read more.

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