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Hello -I am new to the forum and have come to this thread a few years too late! I am planning to move to my house in Maine et Loire next year. It has a good sized attached barn, and has a woodyard and carpenter round one corner and a winemaker round the other. Of course none of these factors were influential in my deciding to buy it… I will be bringing my lathes with me to occupy the barn - though my oh wants to turn it into a living room extension - unbelievable! I am trying to post a few photos and I can get them to be visible in preview mode but when I post the message it just shows their photobucket url. Anybody have any advice for attaching photos?

Regards, Paul
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Hi Paul and welcome. I have tried to open your attachments, but couldn't..

I too use photobucket. What I do is to open the photo in photobucket, click on 'IMG' on the right hand site of the page, that does a copy of the file/photo. Then go to your post and paste it where you want it

It will just show the link until you post it, but it will show like the photo below when posted.

[URL=http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Mirrorstand2_zps30a031a4.jpg.html][IMG]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Mirrorstand2_zps30a031a4.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

That is one of the better photos of me [:-))]

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Hi John

I am copying the link to each photo and pasting it into the message box, and when I preview it it works fine and the photo is there. It is only when I actually post the message that it is just the link that is visible not the photo.

Frustrating! I'm using a Mac, so maybe the layout ls different?

Will keep trying…

Paul
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Probably not too different on my MacBook Pro mate [Www]

When I paste the link in a post it comes up with the link twice, one after the other.

47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Winebotstands2_zps5173d0a1.jpg.html][IMG]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Winebotstands2_zps5173d0a1.jpg

I had to knock bits off front and back, but that's what it nearly looks like if you get the idea?

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Never mind - here's a link to my new photo bucket album with the few piccies I've uploaded. The windsurfer clock was a commission for a lady who wanted a small and collapsible clock for her brother who is a keen windsurfer and it needed to be small enough to fit in a camper van and could be dismantled, which is why it has the cut-out piece at the bottom for a peg to unhitch the mast and sail.

http://s1060.photobucket.com/user/paul-mc1/library/?sort=3&page=1

Cheers, Paul
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As an ex IBM mainfraim hardware eng I have always worked on the principle that if I can hit it wiv a 'ammer I can fix or make it, but this software stuff leaves me stone cold!

OK, now I am getting totally confusticated, BIG TIME! I have got an e-mail saying that you posted after this reply and I hasn't appeared on here??? I have tried going back and clicking again on the email, going to page 5 and still nowt after this?

BUT, when I clicked on the first link in the e-mail up pops Firefox with a photo of a very nice looking clock? My brain cell 'urts [:-))][8-)]

[URL=http://s1060.photobucket.com/user/paul-mc1/media/P1010689_zpskfdyjgbe.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t442/paul-mc1/P1010689_zpskfdyjgbe.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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Oooerr, maybe there is some kind of delay somewhere. I am completely lost too - what did I do to make that happen?.

I like your approach - i worked in medical education and we used to use the BFI method a lot (Brute Force and Ignorance). It generally worked quite well. You prob know the old saying: Drs Bury their mistakes, carpenters burn them. A lot of my stuff has fed the wood burner.

here is my photo bucket link anyway:

http://s1060.photobucket.com/user/paul-mc1/library/?sort=3&page=1
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[quote user="idun"]man-in-loire, I don't always wear my glasses when on my computer and kept reading your name as man-in-love. I was quite surprised last night when I was bespectacled and it was 'loire' and not 'love'.[:)]

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Pity he's not some sort of legal bod, isn't it?

He could be man-in-loi?

Man-in-loire, are you anywhere near Saumur?  I like that town very, very much.

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Yes, the river there is a beautiful sight.  I wonder whether you could visit the harras, an impressive building?

When I think of Saumur, I think of Balzac's book, "Eugenie Grandet" where the road where the family lives is minutely described.  Indeed, I am looking forward to reading it in the original French.  I'm glad we are talking about your new location because I think I will go and buy the book straightaway.

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This thread really is a wandering soul and none the worse for it!!

I was never going to get a Kindle, but a couple of years back I had a surprise 2 week holiday in the holiday camp here in Carcassonne commonly known as the Hôpital and my Kindle was a real life saver!! Since then, where I go it goes. So easy to carry, so many books on it and even when you pay for books all you need is a WIFI contact and you have a book you want within 69 seconds!!

One of the BIG advantages over tablets is that out in bright light it gets even easier to read, no reflection, just like a paper book but you can read it so easily and turn pages one handed without even having to put yer drink down [8-|] [B][:-))]

SWMBO got one, a PaperWhite, the back lit jobbie, and loves it. Mine is the original Touch. I may well get the PW too?

To get back on thread. Today I did a great tidy in my workshop after a bit of joinery, not normal for me, so that I can get back at my lathe, so if a bit of wood comes flying past you at 2,000rpm it probably isn't a flying saucer, but it might be on the way to being a plate or a shallow bowl???

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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td

class="txt4"><img

src="/forums/completefrance/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>mint

wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td

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width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">No, Jonz, I don't have a

kindle or any electronic reading device.  So perhaps I want a FREE

kindle?<img

src="/forums/completefrance/cs/images/emotions/tongue.gif" alt="Stick

out tongue [:P]" /><img

src="/forums/completefrance/cs/images/emotions/biggrin.gif" alt="Big

Smile [:D]"

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Please, can someone tell me why this load of pony poo appears every now and again? What the hell is all the "<BOLLOCKQUOTE>" rubbish about? It makes life very difficult to keep up with!

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Sorry for the meandering - but a nice intro to the france woodworking fraternity for me. I need to tidy my workshop too as the bench is piled high with tools brought home from my last visit to my retreat. I recently invested in a mini lathe for smaller work and have been making a little desk clock on it. it is very quiet and quite smooth (variable speed) but you need to be gentle with the cuts as it is easy to dig in and slow it down. Keeping the chisels sharp helps! Also just replaced the drive belt on my axminster lathe and finished a bowl in burred oak on it which i want to sell but the OH refuses to see it go. In the uk I live just a few miles from a woodturning supplier called Peter Childs who are brilliant for equipment and advice. I would miss them a lot if I do move over to france.
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My pyrography pen is a Peter product, the third different one I've had and even better than the one I made for me!! No reason to worry about missing contact with them. They were very helpful when I phoned them. Just as well I don't live near them though [:-))]

My lathe is a Record CL1, the 'baby' of the series, but not so babyish as it used to be. I have fitted a 3ø motor and speed controller and it changed it so very much. The head swings to let me turn as big as I dare and so far that's the top of the 18" diameter lazy Susan I did. And I have turned small with it too. They are about 1" high and of course you can change the candles when they burn down [8-|][blink]

[URL=http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Minicandlesticks3.jpg.html][IMG]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Minicandlesticks3.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

Making a clock ehhh. Good luck with that

[URL=http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Wooden%20clock/bratchetgear1_zps8693112b.jpg.html][IMG]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Wooden%20clock/bratchetgear1_zps8693112b.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

As for selling stuff, you have got to put SWMBO in her place and put your foot down with a firm hand and give it to her! What are you? A man or a mouse? Stop squeaking[:D]

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[quote user="Jonzjob"]

Making a clock ehhh. Good luck with that

[URL=http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Wooden%20clock/bratchetgear1_zps8693112b.jpg.html][IMG]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Wooden%20clock/bratchetgear1_zps8693112b.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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I thought wood working was your escapement [:D]

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