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#1 admin

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 07:47 PM

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Edited by joiner, 23 November 2014 - 08:39 PM.
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#2 mog

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 11:24 AM

Are there any additional parts to the Vertical Sash Window construction (parts 1 & 2) on the Joiners blog?

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 11:56 AM

:) Unfortunately, no.

Events overtook me, I'm afraid, and I found myself with a LOT less time than was needed to continue it.

When I started the blog I have to admit that I seriously under-estimated the time needed to write and illustrate as complete a set of instructions as were necessary to make the blog as comprehensive as it needed to be to be useful.

I have to admit to being totally gobsmacked by the number of hits the blog had in its first few weeks and did 'resolve' to continue with it, but when I started it, getting elected onto the county council wasn't an expectation and I simply found myself totally immersed in local authority matters.

Meanwhile, work on this place got completed and the workshop machinery was sold on to a friend who had 'bagged' it when I first mentioned retirement and talked about building a workshop in the garden, moving a few of the machines into it which I would need to refurb this place and then, expecting that work to take no longer than 18 months, converting the workshop into a summer house. As the refurb involved replacement or upgrading to 2g of the original 1848 sashes (all 13 of them) I incorporated the writing of the blog alongside the refurbishment because it just meant taking photographs as the work progressed. Actually writing the accompanying text was the hard part because it had to be precise whilst staying 'readable' to a lay reader.

So, sorry about that. I did consider deleting the whole of what's there so as not to 'draw' people in and then leave them to it without finishing the job, but when I mentioned it I was persuaded that at least "it was a start" for someone. :rolleyes:

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 05:50 PM

Thank you for your reply. Can you recommend any books on making Sash Windows from scratch ?

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 06:34 PM

Unfortunately not.

If you've got the basic woodworking skills you shouldn't have a problem working things out for yourself, perhaps using what I've written so far as a starter for ten.

If you've got sash windows already then a careful study of them will give you plenty of clues as to what to do to replicate what's there.

Working on old buildings, some of them very old, in one case with windows that were examples of the very earliest type of sliding sash (as accredited by the English Heritage guy I managed to get down to look at the job), I often had to work out what the old guys had done and figure out how they'd done it in order to replicate what was there - often a condition of an historic grant.

If you do need any help on a detail then feel free to ask. ;)

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 06:17 PM

How should i be embedding a linked video into a thread. I noticed Jeremy did it with the video about Japanese woodwork, since then i have been trying to get it to work but to no avail :(

iv got the "embed code" <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kfGrRq6TVXw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

and iv tried putting it as all sorts of bb code/links/ images, but even when it shows it how i want in the preview it doesn't show in the post?

is there a quick fix for this? or is it disabled for non staff?

TIA Ed

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 06:53 AM

This is an attempt to link to a video of yours, Ed..
Using the 'Link' icon (a chain link with a small plus), you get this..

This is the link text to this video (The Erection Vlog, no less)

This is the text I copied and pasted

https://www.youtube....h?v=udcSUgqBjd0
that is the absolute (unique) reference to the page which contains the video.

YooChube also has a 'Share' reference, thus;
https://youtu.be/udcSUgqBjd0

I have no idea what the share link does so lets see what happens if I turn that reference into a link, thus;
https://youtu.be/udcSUgqBjd0

Before posting this I have no idea what that as a link (https://youtu.be/udcSUgqBjd0) will do (...it's the journey that counts I seem to remember someone saying to me on this board, wonder who that was?)

And now lets try the <> (code icon) to see what that does

https://youtu.be/udcSUgqBjd0
I suspect it does nuffin..... so lets try the same again in a small wrapper which tells XHTML that the code is a link

<a href="https://youtu.be/udcSUgqBjd0"> This is the Link </a>

Nuffin again I bet
Conclusion: the <> (Code) Icon is a little device which takes code out of the flow of the normal XHTML page.
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Edit after posting, both the YooChube 'Share' link, and the URL (hyperlink, copied from the browser address bar) link to your video.

I think we cannot EMBED a video into a post. We can only link to one running on another server.
I will have a go, though.

======================================

Embed test; just paste the code into the page to see if the code gets recognised and picks up the <iframe> (as the system did with the YooChube share link above)

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/udcSUgqBjd0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Nuffin.
And with good reason, I suspect. It makes sense for this board to get other servers to run content if possible because otherwise this server would have to run the content, s l o w i n g it down.

Have a great weekend!

Ian

Edited by recoveringacademic, 06 November 2015 - 07:09 AM.


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 08:30 AM

I used the media tags around the whole url, using the http, not the default https, reference.



This is the way to format Youtube URLs to work within media tags:

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfGrRq6TVXw[/media]

Ignore the fact that I've wrapped this with code tags, I've only done this to prevent the media tags being acted on in this example.

Edited by jsharris, 06 November 2015 - 08:34 AM.


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 08:44 AM

Well, Ed, it only goes to show that I've retired and lost my edge. :huh: I missed the fact that you need to use the 'media' tag and delete the 's' from 'https' . And then, blow me down me, it all works like a dream.

Ah well.

Edited by recoveringacademic, 06 November 2015 - 08:55 AM.


#10 jsharris

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 08:53 AM

To be fair, media tags used to always work fine with no mods to the URL until Youtube switched to using https as the default fairly recently, presumably as a security measure. It took me a couple of minutes to work out why the tags weren't working any more when I posted that Japanese woodworking clip, as I'd previously just used the tags on the cut and pasted URL for Youtube clips and things had been fine. When the woodworking clip didn't work, I went back and looked at an earlier clip I'd posted here and the only difference was that it used an http URL. So, I removed the s and all worked OK.

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 10:19 AM

Thank you both very much for your time. I'm glad at least it wasn't blindingly obvious :)

Next time i have something interesting to share you should all now get a nice embedded video to watch instead of just a blue link.

thanks again

Ed

P.s i have taken note of the code if the thread needs to be culled

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 06:48 AM

Split thread request: http://www.ebuild.co...320#entry150973

I suggest the discussion about Aquion batteries be split away from the 17 page mega discussion