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  • #16
    John B, you asked how to copy a photo to the post. Member Bob Benson currently has a thread under Third Hand called "I'm looking for a part (knob)." He tells how to get photos into the post. Here is the post, as I copied it from the thread:

    Bob Benson
    Member posted 01-22-2003 11:30 AM
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    Incedently, I've seen posters on occasion who ask how to put pictures or drawings in their posts. So I thought I would detail how I did it here. It is relatively easy.
    1. Create drawing in a cad program (I use DeltaCad $30.oo)
    2. Take picture of the drawing on the PC screen.
    3. Enhance and reduce image to 400 wide in PhotoShop or whatever.
    4. Upload the image to a web site such as PBase.com
    5. Come here and create new message.
    6. Include the url in the message by surrounding the url with these commands: [img] [/img].
    Example: [IMG]h*ttp://www.pbase.com/images/bob/drawing.jpg[/IMG]
    (The askerisk is inserted in the above url to keep it from trying to call up an image)Thats all there is to it. Hope this will help someone. Bob
    [This message has been edited by Bob Benson (edited 01-22-2003).]

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    • #17
      Shavingmaker! Thanks for the heads up. It will still be a few days, but I will get it done.


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      • #18
        Forrest

        Yes, I agree. What I said is if you DO NOT HAVE A GRANITE FLAT float glass can be substituted. And for most guys picking at gnat turds won't make that much difference. A hefty chunk of glass is still better than eyeballing it.

        I have a good 24"x36"x6" plate, and I am sure you have a good plate too, but some guys might not, and a 1" PIECE OF FLOAT GLASS is better than nothing. I only mentioned it because some of our brothers and sisters may not have the funds for a good plate, but this gives an option for them.

        John

        Get youself some plate cleaner - I like Starretts - oddly enough, its cheap. It will not damage the plate or rust the tools. Congrats on the plate, you are a lucky bugger. If it is a Starrett Master Pink (their best, no longer available) or even JUST a Starrett, you got a nice plate. Thee are a few other pink plates that are outstanding, but not many.

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        • #19
          Thrud, I'm glad you brought up the subject of plate cleaner. I've been told that I have to use plate cleaner and others have said that a product like Windex is satisfactory. Since I'm a newbie, what is different about the plate cleaner formulation? BTW, it took me several hours to get the accumulated grease, grime, etc off the plate. I then fashioned a heavy cardboard cover for it to protect the surface. It does have some dings in it, but overall appears to be serviceable. Besides, when it's free one shouldn't complain! It's better than a lot might have!

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          • #20
            John

            The plate cleaners have rust inhibitors in them. Although granite as a rule does not absorb moisturem this is not always true. Better safe than sorry. The cost of surface plate tools is very high with the cheapest being the surface gauge. I will not take the chance of acid formations with my tools and as such use the Starrett plate cleaner. DoAll and others also make cleaners. I have purchased terry cloth shop towels just for cleaning the plate. A clean dry towel is used to wipe the plate with plate cleaner and then wiped dry with another clean dry towel. When I am finished a job I clean the plate again and cover it. I wash the towels in the clothes washer and dry without softeners. The clean towels are left in Zip lock bags to keep dust off of them. I keep these towels for precision plate work only - they never see filings.

            You will need cleaners for your spotting compounds and rags for clean up. Avoid water based compounds! I use my Shop Vac with a clean stream filter to clean up work in progress. Read the recommendations in the book regarding cleanliness - very important.

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            • #21
              Thanks Thrud for the info on plate cleaners, etc. I shouldn't have too much trouble keeping things squared away as I'm sort of a clean freak anyway. BTW, how cold is it up there in the Great Frozen North?

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