I know this is elementary, but;
If I am cutting a 1/4 inch radius (round over) on an oak board, using a
router table and the router bit has a bearing, is there any reason to set up
and use the fence?
Pros and cons appreciated.
My router experience is minmal but I've never used a fence when I'm
taking advantage of the router bit's bearing. If I decide to not use
the full cut allowed by the bearing then I will use a fence.
IME, with larger bits with bearings you can often get a smoother cut against
a fence, and you can also use a backer board to keep any tearout on the ends
of the cut to a minnimum, but with that small a roundover you can do it
easily without a fence. Basically whatever is more convenient/comfortable
On Mon, 06 Feb 2006 02:00:32 +0000, wrote:
I tried to surf your website but apparently you used a bunch of Flash for
navigation ... there are only three working links on the index page. I'm
pretty ceratin that there is a way to make all of your links visible
to people who do not care to use Flash too.
Your choice, of course. My default browser for newsgroups is Konqueror on
Mandrake Linux. It's fast and simple ... and plenty good for viewing
The Stickley bed looks nice, though.
There is, but why not just use Flash plugin? If it's not installed
already, it doesn't take long to install and it's so widespread and so
much content is Flash-based it doesn't make a lot of sense to me not
to use it. What am I missing?
P.S. A note to webmasters... it's probably a good idea to provide
traditional links somehow and somewhere so the seach engines can find
all your pages. I'm almost certain that search engine indexing spiders
cannot follow flash links.
To save me the trouble of hunting down the license, reading through it
and trying to determine what exactly bothers you, might you just tell
me what you mean by "onerous usage license" and what exactly your
I'm forbidden from using it on a laptop/pda/tablet, and I must submit to
an audit (ask Ernie Ball about that one!) for which I must pay all
expenses for if I'm they find me to be in violation of their EULA.
Mind you, they used to require that you allow them to load any program
they want onto your computer...
But it's still too much, and too hard not to be in violation.
Finding the EULA is easy enough... just google "flash" and "EULA".
There is some precedent for (albeit, some against) giving these "I
agree" clicky thingies the legal force of a contract.
Very interesting, but I think I'll continue to live dangerously and
keep the Flash player. If I read all the fine print that comes with
everything I've ever used or bought I think I'd be afraid to get up in
the morning. I'm fool enough to leave my head buried in the sand and
realistic enough not to let it bother me too much.
It is a question of law, laws are being passed which 1) make these
binding contracts and b) are ambiguous enough to pose a convenient
threat to someone without the resources to fight a legal battle.
There are now laws that make it a criminal offense to violate copyright
(previously the realm of the civil courts) while at the same time
extending the rights of the holder to include restricting *how* you may
view their published work. There are sinister and real threats because
When you say "bullshit" do you mean what I'm saying is bullshit or are
you expressing your disgust at what software (or whatever) companies are
doing with the law?
Tell that to Ernie Ball:
That's what you're letting yourself in for.
On Thu, 09 Feb 2006 22:27:05 +0000, Joe Barta wrote:
It may be widespread, but you really have to do your own stats analysis to
see how many people are missing out on your content because of it.
I did a quick article on it back in 2002 in response to a discussion with
a designer at my old company. I found that for a general site that had a
Flash item on the page, only 71% of people had Flash installed.
Times may well have changed now (hence I'd say look at your own stats) but
to miss out on over a quarter of your visitors is very ill-advised.
Andy Jeffries | gPHPEdit Lead Developer
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I should clarify... when I said it makes sense to "use Flash", I meant
as a web surfer browsing the internet, it made sense to use a Flash
I wasn't suggesting that it made sense to use Flash content on a web
site. Although, even though I wasn't suggesting it, that doesn't mean
I *wouldn't* suggest it. I think a little Flash on a web site can be a
wonderful thing... as long as the webmaster understands the potential
pitfalls and designs accordingly.
One potential pitfall is using Flash for vitals elements (such as
navigation) without providing a regular html backup for non-Flash-
Other pitfalls are more subjective... such as a really cheesy 3Mb
Flash intro page with kewl robotic sounds for no other reason than to
show the world you just learned how to make a Flash movie.
On a smaller scale, adding cheesy Flash trinkets to your site for no
other reason than to add cheesy Flash trinkets to your site can also
look a little silly. Be judicious in your use of Flash.
Note, this thread possibly started in reference to a woodworking
site... so yes, it's most definitely on topic ;-)
It is not unusual for a pilot or pilot bearing to leave an impression in the
wood. The fence helps guard against this. Also when cutting across the
grain it is easier IMHO to back cut the corner with the aid of a fence. AND
as some bearings age they tend to allow the cutter to cut a bit slight bit
deeper than the bearing surface. Again, the fence helps prevent this.
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