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Forum topic by harry1 posted 07-05-2013 01:40 PM 688 views 1 time favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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harry1

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07-05-2013 01:40 PM

Apart from me practicing this “new” type of text as taught to me today by fellow member Joe Lyddon, I thought that the router support which like the one shown can often be made from the supplied side fence might be of some interest.

-- Harry, Western Australia


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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 07-05-2013 04:00 PM

Very good Harry…
... but I expected more real color… like maybe… Black/Yellow... etc… you liking yellow, etc.

NICE WORK!

Glad you’re getting the Hang of it…

... have you tried the Paint Copy, Photoshop Paste yet?
... did it work? (let me know)

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#2 posted 07-05-2013 11:32 PM

That is a real good idea, Harry!! Mine often tips and bites in when I get too little of the base on the part. This will balance it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 07-06-2013 02:02 AM

Very nifty Harry

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#4 posted 07-06-2013 02:16 AM

Good idea(s). Very nice photographs and thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 07-06-2013 05:26 AM

Thanks for your nice comments guys. Joe, how am I doing, no longer referring to your instructions. Whilst I’m ahead I won’t use PhotoShop except to enhance the photos.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#6 posted 07-06-2013 07:40 PM

Harry,

You’re doing Great!

Looks a lot better!

“VCR Repairer”... Good thing you retired while they were still here! LOL
... of course, you would’ve found something else to fix…

Looks like you’ve got it!

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. One thing you might try on your next project:

1. Go through all of your pictures noting of the captions required.

2. Bring up Paint and work with just the Work file of Startup… making it BIG enough for ALL of the Captions you will need.

3. Start at the top of the file Creating the various Text Boxes you will use… Top to bottom…

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You did know how to move stuff around didn’t you?

a. Define the Text Box to be moved.

b. CTRL-X (Copy & Remove)

c. CTRL-V Paste … Shows up in upper left corner.

d. Get cursor on the object in upper left corner.

e. Click & DRAG to where you want & let up on mouse… DONE…

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4. Use work area toward Middle of file, where there is plenty of room to play with… & develop the Text Box, then, move it up to the top area close (but not too close) to the previous Text box made.

5. Prepare all of your Text Boxes and sav the file to some Work Name.
(If you wanted, this would be the easiest time to put borders on all of the Text boxes you have made)

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NOW, you want to process your pictures!

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1. Load Work File, define & Copy Text Box #1 (no need to save anything on work file)

2 Load picture #1

3. CTRL-V Paste

4. Move the Text Box to where you want it.

5. Save (#1 done…)
... go back to step 1 for next picture until done!

If you’re happy with everything & don’t have any more use for the Work File, you could just delete it.

Hope this gives some tips on making it Faster!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#7 posted 07-06-2013 10:42 PM

Great idea Harry. Really good for stability

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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harry1

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#8 posted 07-07-2013 02:28 AM

Thanks for your feedback guys.
Joe, thanks for all your help, I’ll study these latest suggestions as soon as I can find a free couple of hours. When you refer to “paint” are you referring to “paint” that is part of windows or “paint.net” the free download which is the one that I use as I find it easier to use than “paint”.
As for VCR’s, Korean ones with their lower prices were still only a trickle when I retired and handed the business to my son, but soon after, the trickle became a flood so my son added TV but soon Plasma prices started to drop to the point where the business was no longer viable and was closed down. Fortunately, like you Joe, my son was a licensed amateur wireless operator so understood the transmission side of electronics and had no difficulty getting a well paid job helping to maintain all the West Australian radio and television transmitters with the company contracted by the ABC (Australian National Broadcaster)

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 07-07-2013 03:29 AM

Harry,

The Paint program you have been using… :)

I called it Microsoft Paint… “Paint” for short.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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harry1

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#10 posted 07-07-2013 04:20 AM

Joe, I don’t like Microsoft paint so I use paint.net which is similar, but I find it easier to use.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#11 posted 07-07-2013 12:08 PM

Hi Harry,

I also use paint net and I also use GIMP2. I been using these for years and I find they are both great.
I can do things in Gimp 2 that you can’t do in paint net. Gimp 2 is free.

Graham.

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 07-07-2013 10:27 PM

Harry, It’s the Paint program you were using…

That’s what I was referring to.

OK?

I use MS Paint… My instructions were pointed to that program… evidently, your paint prog is very similar to MS…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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