I too didn't find the episode Lew aluded to. However..
I figured out how to set up my (Comcast provided) DVR to record Woodsmith
every time it is shown. I didn't even have to know which days it is on.
I entered "W-O-O" and selected it from a list. Now, maybe THAT appliance
earning it's keep. The first epison I watched, "sliding cabinets",
illustrated a few
interesting techniques.. The show seems to move at a pace which keeps it
since it was on a PBS channel, was not broken up with commercials. In
maybe I'm the only one here who hasn't seen the show before...so many
channels, good stuff
gets lost in the commercial clutter.
Dang Bill welcome to the last century. LOL. I have had a DVR since 2003
and with DirecTV I connect to the internet also with a Cat 6 cable to my
router. I can down load instantly all of the shows if they are available.
IIRC it comes on or came on HGTV.
I have an outlet in the wall going to a splitter-> cable_modem-> router->
Network Interface (in computer) for
Internet. I also have my tv-card in my computer attached to the other half
of the splitter.
Do you know if there a way for me to download a whole show "instantly", like
you do, with this configuration?
What you describe reminds me of FTP.
Maybe what you are able to do can be credited to the (TV) software
application you are using? I am using
an open-source application ("D-scalar") to provide an interface to my legacy
BTW, I've collected 2 books on SketchUp: "Google SketchUp" and "Google
SketchUp Cookbook" since you helped get
me up and running with that.
Maybe. I am not a guru in this matter. I just recently was able to hook up
the DVR to the internet. It is a softare function of the DVR AND it is not
"instantly". It is a little slower than making a copy from a stand alone
DVD player to a stand alone DVD recorder. Basically it takes about 2.5
hours to record a 2 hour movie. An advantage is that if it is available you
can immediately down load it and begin watching after the progress bar
turns green from red for an uninterrupted view.
Now with that said there are many many internet sources available for free
that may have the TV show that you are looking for. Most of the major broad
cast station web sites allow you to down load their shows to your computer.
Also HULU.com is a site for free movies that you can download.
I'll look into those. I have only purchased Sketchup for Dummies and it is
a pretty good book but/and deals with the pro version. It is a good
reference book. I knew most of what is in it.
Yesterday I found a tutorial that shows how to animate components through
svenes and layers. Basically you start an animation and it goes through the
scenes one by one and shows a drawer opening and closing. It is cool but I
am not at all sure it would be of any value unless you were trying to sell
the project to a customer and you were not around to demo it yourself. He
would have open the fial with Sketchup or Sketchup Viewer and play the
On Sat, 7 Nov 2009 07:54:20 -0600, the infamous "Leon"
Good luck running with dogs in a termite barf top, Leon.
"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of
ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
-- Thomas Jefferson
The first row should be close to the holes on the vise jaw so that you can
clamp small short pieces. Lon Schleining recommends in his book spacing dog
holes between 5" to 8". If you don't have a quick change vise you may want
to move toward closer end of spacing to eliminate time spent cranking vise
out to width and back. To reduce racking of vice, at least on wider
boards, two rows of holes off the vise can be used. If you have the
money, IMHO, its well worth investing in either Schleining or Schwarz book
on workbench design and construction. A lot of good ideas there and
considerations you may not think about.. May be available at the local
library.. Good luck..
Wherever you put, them they'll be right some of the time and wrong some of
the time >-|
One way is to get some aluminium "T" slot and set it into the top of the
bench, then you can put the "dogs" where you like when you need them
I'd have an awful tough time forcing myself to cut a long dado in my
beautiful slab maple work bench. It will be tough enough as it is to
drill dog holes and you want me to cut dado tracks???
Maybe down the road when it's full of nicks and cuts and isn't so
Tell me about it!
I recently finished a new bench with a nice (laminated) beech top. Within
a few days I was routing out a piece of MDF and managed to put a .05mm
grove in the top of it. I was really cut up about it. I am convinced I set
and rechecked the depth stop on the router but it happened somehow.
I am currently building a stand for a small Seig X1 milling machine and I
am in the process of making draws for it. The top draw is really just a
slab of thick MDF with semicircular grooves for the cutters to sit in. The
second draw, similar, which I was working on, is fitted to accommodate my
engineers squares and combination set. My largest square required a recess
2mm less than the thickness of the MDF and that's when it happened.
Yep, something similar happened to me. I managed to score a good deal on a
store sample maple workbench. I was routing a bunch of signs in Lexan with a
dremel mounted in a baby router case. It was simple. Put the sign on paper
under the lexan and "draw" the letters and symbols with the baby router.
I don't know what happened but I did one sign and the lettering went through
the material. I looked on the bench and the letters and symbols are
permanantly etched into the benchtop. Luckily, I caught it before I had
done much on that sign.
I got all upset about it and agonized over a cosmetic repair. Then I
realized it was a bench top. I guess it is like that first scratch on a new
car. I now have many nicks, etc on the benchtop. The rest of the bench
looks pretty, but the top is starting to look ugly. If it gets too bad, I
can always resurface it. But it works just fine the way it is now.
Yeah that too. I got a "new" car in February - ex demonstrator, 6 months
old, 2,700 miles on the clock, beautiful car. Within two weeks someone had
"keyed" it - drivers door and front wing. Last week someone scraped all
round the rear bumper (fender?), passenger side, whilst it was parked in
Morrisons (supermarket) car park.
That's the exact reason I used plywood when I built my CMS stand. Part
of it is used as a bench top, and there's no regrets when I screw in to
it, bang on it, route things on it and make grooves and holes and the
like. When it gets bad enough, I'll just cut another piece and replace
I only wish it was deeper so I could fit some T-track on it. Guess I'll
have to cut another piece to back it.
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