dovetails at their best

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dovetails at their best

Postby alan wood » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:00 pm

I have finally managed to get my web site up and running thanks to Modelhead.
The site is called http://www.hand-cut-dovetails.com
I have a history of fund raising using my skills as a cabinet maker and you will see that if you visit my site. I would like to raise funds to two groups with the first part of this project, that being making the through and lapped dovetail using my methods, jigs, the lot.

The two groups are:-
1 This forum.
2 A youth group, details to follow.

I will spread the word on 'woodworking forums' and asked them to visit here. In that way they can ask both woodworking/sketchup questions in the one forum.

cheers

Alan.
PS I have had the nod from Coen to do this. ;)
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Re: dovetails at their best

Postby alan wood » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:02 pm

Thank you for that James,

As I said in a previous post I think we are extremely lucky to have had the teach from Bruce.
I've still a long way to go.

Sometimes what you get in magazines are snippets of information on a topic and to be honest sometimes, its of little use at all. Beautiful photography sometimes, sometimes not.

Well using sketchup and with the space available that won't happen unless I fail. But them someone can get back to me on this thead to clarify something, I will update the web site, and eventually over time, it will be be best resourse out there. Well that my goal.

In my former working life I had to complete a daily report to my seniors, and at the bottom I always wrote

'Aiming to deliver a quality of service second to none'

It put a few noses out of place, but it set my goal.

So 7 years down the line, its back up there.

cheers

Alan
http://www.hand-cut-dovetails.com
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Re: dovetails at their best

Postby Krisidious » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:02 pm

awesome Alan...

just a few tips...

get a special page together for links and start spending about 10 or 20 minutes a day, trading links with others...

go through all of your images and add <alt></alt> tags to them, that makes text appear when you mouse over... this will help with the SE's

the site looks great and with all the text and images, you'll start getting traffic soon...

don't forget to sign up for google adsense...
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Re: dovetails at their best

Postby alan wood » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:03 pm

Kris
Thanks for that. I'm getting there. I've sent you a pm with regards to the advice. Very much appreciated.
cheers
Alan. ;)
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Re: dovetails at their best

Postby modelhead » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:03 pm

Alan ...Your teacher is following you around..lol

Alt tags...good one from Kris

When you insert an image in Sitebuilder you can right click on it and open its property dialogue....see below for location.



Just type a name or description for the image there.

Cheers
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Re: dovetails at their best

Postby modelhead » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:04 pm

...and Alan...you are probably wondering about the clip so...since I think you have corel...it is as simple as this

1. Find the image that you want to clip. Position it on the screen as best you can.

2. Hit the "prt scrn" button..print screen...it is next to the F12 key.

3. Open Corel....file/new from clipboard (corel should have opened the cliped image for you) Use the rectangular masking tool to mask out the exact piece you want...then
image/crop/crop to mask.

4. Pick the paint brush tool..pick a color from the color picker....draw the circle or box or use the text tool to just lay in a layer of text.

5. OK now to save it....file/export/export.
be sure to save as a "jpg"

6. open a new page in Sitebuilder Insert/image
don't forget to right click for properties and fill in the blanks.

Pretty simple stuff but very quick to get a tutorial up on a web page.

Cheers
Modelhead
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Re: dovetails at their best

Postby alan wood » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:04 pm

Hi guys,
Updating all of the photos now.
Screensaver worked second time around.
Thank you both.
cheers
Alan. :lol:
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Re: dovetails at their best

Postby Krisidious » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:05 pm

excellent... you're a quick study... make sure to litter your keywords in those alt tags... which I see you have... good job...

it's coming along quite nicely
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Re: dovetails at their best

Postby boofredlay » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:05 pm

The site looks great Alan. Congrats.
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Re: dovetails at their best

Postby alan wood » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:06 pm

Thanks guys
Eric you will be able to do some dovetials sooon. If you have any particular project in mind it would be handy for me if you pm me. In that way I can quietly work on it.
cheers
Alan
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Re: dovetails at their best

Postby Sawduster » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:08 pm

Alan,
That Kneehole Desk is simply gorgeous. Wouldn't have SU plans for it, now would you? ;
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Re: dovetails at their best

Postby alan wood » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:09 pm

Jerry,
If you would like to make one I would do a SU model. Not today because I am working hard on my house and awaiting my next lesson from Modelhead on web page building.

Now I know this may sound cheeky, but what I am doing is raising money for
1 this forum
2 a youth club.
If I do a sketchup model I would like a donation to this forum.
Now I am sure the answer will be yes.

I hope you can understand where I am coming from.
Just throw in a £1.00 or whatever you can afford.
There is a paypal facility in the Newbie forum.
And thank you for asking.
We could make a few quid doing it this way.
cheers,
Alan :lol:
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