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Forum topic by Jacob1234 posted 12-20-2015 07:57 PM 434 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-20-2015 07:57 PM

First of all I should mention that I am new to this forum and don’t know my way around (yet). But I am not new to wood working and power tools. It had been fifty years or so since I started with a ShopSmith that I got as an inheritance from my father-in-law who was one of the engineers who designed and built the first production models when it was still Magna Engineering (one facility was in Berkeley, California).
I still have many brochures and manuals (as well as original parts and experimental pieces) which I like to share with you.
Here are a couple examples:
A page out of a catalogue dated 1955.
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A description of their Hold Down Clamp (one of the most cumbersome pieces they invented).
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I have lots more if you are interested. Just give me a chance to do it the right way.

I just don’t know how to insert the pictures I have. Hence my question marks. How to insert pictures?

-- Jay


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#1 posted 12-20-2015 08:04 PM

Have you posted this on the ShopSmith forum?
I’m sure you would get all kinds of interest there. I’m a big fan and SS user but this stuff belongs in the hands of someone who is really into the history more than I am.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#2 posted 12-20-2015 08:04 PM

I am but cant help you eith the oic insertion though.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#3 posted 12-20-2015 08:06 PM

When you are in the typing box, just ckick on “img” above it and it will direct you to post images from your computer or from an online URL.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#4 posted 12-20-2015 08:08 PM

Click the “img” button when “Having your say…” to select a picture from your computer to share.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#5 posted 12-21-2015 03:17 PM

Thanks guys. Here is my second try.
I have a lot to learn and I will go to the ShopSmith forum next.

But is there a way to show the image after my explanation?
I suppose a new paragraph might do it. So here is another try.

No. That did not do it.
Is there a section where I can get help along these lines?

-- Jay

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#6 posted 12-21-2015 03:22 PM

But is there a way to show the image after my explanation?

Not sure what you mean… it’s all relative to your text and where you insert the image…
Do you mean something like this:

Add a little more text, and then this:

:)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#7 posted 12-21-2015 07:20 PM

Yes, Brad.
Let me try again by inserting a picture after I type this part.
I now will hit ‘img’ and insert a picture after hitting ‘enter’’.

But again as you can see the picture is above the message.
I have a feeling that it has to do with the browser I am using, which is Google Chrome.
Let me try again using Firefox for the next try.

-- Jay

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#8 posted 12-21-2015 07:28 PM

Ok, this goes with Firefox.

I wonder how many people have this little table extension? It fits on the front edge of the table and allows you to cut a wider piece of wood such as plywood while still using the miter gauge. It gives you roughly eight more inches.

I guess Firefox works . . . . . and Chrome does not.
Now I will go to the Shopsmith forum.

-- Jay

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#9 posted 12-21-2015 07:29 PM

I have a feeling that it has to do with the browser I am using, which is Google Chrome.

No, it has to do with where the cursor is when you insert the image. And you can even cut-n-paste the inserted image text (a url surrounded by exclamation points) to move it wherever you want, duplicate it, whatever…

You can also hit the ’Preview’ button to see what the post will look like before posting, and there is a ‘show formatting reference’ link up above the posting as well.

It ain’t that hard.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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