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Steve Crane
Attended Randfontein High School
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Johnny Marr of The Smiths delivers an excellent cover version of Depeche Mode's I Feel You.
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You probably don’t know the name Grace Hopper, but you should. As a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, Hopper worked on the first computer, the Harvard Mark 1. And she headed the team that created the ...
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Matthew Inman, producer of the fantastic strip The Oatmeal (including one of my favorite comics, The Bobcats), is lately on a tear by promoting evolution in a sarcastic way and dissing the religiou...
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Most of you have probably heard of theoretical physicist and author Stephen Hawking, one of the most high-profile scientists in the world. Hawking suffers... by Michael Crider in Applications, News
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Thanks for this great series. I binge watched it in a single day and plan to build my own adaptation of this.

It will be an adaptation as I am only an occasional handyman and don't have advanced power tools or even a decent bench (my normal bench is a board on top of my folding ladder in platform mode, but I will probably buy something akin to a Balck and Decker Workmate before tackling this job. I had my entire life collection of tools (and those inherited from my father) stolen last year and have thus far only replaced the essentials. I have a basic selection of hand tools and just a power drill, jigsaw and cordless screwdriver.

I will likely forego the knock-down ability in your plan; more or less permanently assembling the bed in place and worrying about moving it if that ever comes up, which seems unlikely right now. I will try to have a timber supplier plane and cut boards to sizes as far as possible so I only need to do some small cutting and chisel work for joins.

I have some questions.

1. You mention that the boards are all 4/4. Living in a metric country I'm not familiar with common Imperial terminology but assume this means 4" × ¼". Is that correct? ¼" is only 6.35mm which seems a little narrow to me)

2. I would like to use SA pine (http://www.capepine.co.za/product/), which is a slightly soft wood. One of the standard sizes available is 25mm × 102mm (roughly 1" × 4"). Would that be a reasonable size to use or should I try for narrower boards closer to 6.35mm?

3. I don't want to buy many expensive power tools that will see little use beyond this job but I could rent tools like a router, though having neither experience of using them, nor a big stable bench I worry about the safety aspect. Are there smaller router like tools that would cope with the rounding of board edges? I will ask the timber supplier if they are able to do this rounding for me so tools to do it myself may not be necessary.

Sorry about the long, rambling comment and thanks again for this series.
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I have found one of the answers myself. 4/4 means boards of 1" thickness (4 × ¼"). So the 25mm standard thickness SA Pine comes in should be perfect, Just the board width that's the question. Probably re-watching the videos on drawing the plan will tell me that. Looking at the videos it seems that if the boards are 1" thick then they are probably 6" or 8" wide.
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Good video. I knew all this but would like to see more videos about more advanced Word use. One thing I do struggle with is correctly using the features for positioning images. I ascribe my ease of using the layout features in Word to my use of Lotus Manuscript many years ago. While the popular word processor of the time, WordPerfect, was using a horrible inline control character system, Manuscript was using a much more sensible block based layout system very much like that in Word and other modern word processors.

Interestingly I watched this in the YouTube app on my iPad but couldn't leave a comment there. No comments were visible and there were no controls visible to turn them on. I had to open the video in Safari before I could comment.
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Just did my upgrade. Lollipop's looking good.
LG has announced that owners of its G3 smartphone can now upgrade to the latest version of Android
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Eskom says that there will be medium to high risk for load shedding through the rest of December with a sketchy outlook stretching through to March 2015.
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Web Africa does it again. Surf the night away all December at https://www.webafrica.co.za/night-surfing/ #SurfWebafrica 
When it comes to the web, Web Africa has got you covered. From fuss free home and business ADSL Internet to cloud-based (VPS) web hosting and everything in between.
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  • Randfontein High School
    1976 - 1979
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I'm a programmer by profession with photography as a hobby. I was born in Scotland but have lived in South Africa since the age of three. I'm married with two grown sons and currently live in Strand, a small town on the False Bay coastline 50 kilometres east of Cape Town.

I use Windows computers, a Canon camera and an Android smartphone.
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Randfontein, South Africa - Newcastle, South Africa - Lichtenburg, South Africa - Randfontein, South Africa - Ulco, South Africa - Johannesburg, South Africa - Roodepoort, South Africa - Glencarse, Perthshire, Scotland