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    A bronze drill by me

    This drill is reminescent of a few high quality,possibly one-off 19th.C. drills that I have seen a very few of. This particular drill surprised me by appearing on the cover of a Lee Valley Winter? catalog some years ago.

    It is my own design. Once again,I don't knowhow to make multiple photos in a post yet,so will have to post different views.

    The wood is rosewood. This drill is 14" long,and the large bevel gear is 3 3/4" dia. All the steel parts are tool steel.The chuck is simple,and takes 1/4" shank bits,which have to be made for it. I need to get around to making a box for it.
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    George that is absolutely gorgeous!! Your work is amazing, can I get one of these?? LOL
    Beautiful!!
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    Wish I had the energy!!! I do have the makings for 1 more still on hand.

  4. George, your posts are buffets of beauty!
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    Thank you,Jameel. If they were WARREN BUFFETS I'd be rich! Jameel,I read all of your pages about oud making. You set a very great table,yourself!!
    Last edited by george wilson; 03-26-2009 at 8:12 PM.

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    Oh, very nice, George. Beautiful and functional - the ultimate for any tool.
    Where did I put that tape measure...

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    George -

    The drill is stunning - a masterpiece indeed!! All you tools are beautifully made and very impressive. Thanks for showing them -- amazing!!

    Now, for the multiple images:

    Just click on the 'manage attachments' button when you are starting the thread. From there you can upload an image (<107kb in size) from your computer. It will be shown within the little uploading box. Once uploaded, click 'browse' again to retreive another image. SO on and so forth till you get FIVE images showing in the little upload window. Then exit from that window and you'll see them attached to your original post. once you submit they should all appear.

    again - NICE TOOLS!

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    Where is browse? I am going to have to re shoot a lot of stuff,because my files are way too big.Tonight is my first attempt,and these pics are about 2 mega bytes,which is stretching it. Also need to know how to reduce the size of my pictures. By the way,I have a Mac,and may NOT have the "browse" feature. I had to dope out how to do this by myself today. A moderator sent me instructions,but they are not for a Mac.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated from anyone.

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    My T shirt is staying wet from drooling, Shame on you. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by george wilson View Post
    Where is browse? I am going to have to re shoot a lot of stuff,because my files are way too big.Tonight is my first attempt,and these pics are about 2 mega bytes,which is stretching it. Also need to know how to reduce the size of my pictures. By the way,I have a Mac,and may NOT have the "browse" feature. I had to dope out how to do this by myself today. A moderator sent me instructions,but they are not for a Mac.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated from anyone.
    George,

    When you hit 'manage attachments' (lower down on the screen when creating a new thread........this pops up:

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    The 'browse' button is up on the top of this window......see it? That's how you search your Mac for the folder that contains your images.

    Do you have iPhoto? You should be able to resize your images. Try to make them about 4x6 inches at 60 pixels per inch (or 'dpi' as they say.

    I'm on my PC now , but have a Mac too......

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    Thank you. I'll check it out tomorrow,Roy.

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    As for resizing the photos from a Mac, use iPhoto that comes with the computer. If the photo is not in iPhoto, just drag it into the iPhoto window or over the icon.

    Highlight in iPhoto.
    From the "File" menu select "Export".
    Choose the Web Page block.
    Type in an image size about 480 in the largest direction
    Click "Export"

    This 1 MB image came out about 40 KB.
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    Veni Vidi Vendi Vente! I came, I saw, I bought a large coffee!

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    I wish I could make the files smaller in IPhoto,but it doesn't seem possible.

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    Does your iPhoto have the export command in the file menu?
    Veni Vidi Vendi Vente! I came, I saw, I bought a large coffee!

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    By George George, that is simply magnificent!

    It takes my breath away.

    More detail about construction - casting, machining, etc. Please!

    Of course I can never again show any of my tools ... (hangs head in shame).

    Regards from Perth

    Derek

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