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Steve Crane
Attended Randfontein High School
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I remember now having seen this tip before but had forgotten. Even though LR6 has masking for the gradient tool I was struggling earlier to mask a hillside against a sky without getting any edge halo. Now, using this technique, I achieved the result I wanted in seconds without using the LR6 brush to mask the gradient at all.
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WOW +Steve Crane thank you so much for bringing this to my attention . I like to take photos and also to up them a little lol "Hier kom n ding" LOL
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A clever trick for quickly creating masks in Lightroom or Camera Raw.
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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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Johnny Marr of The Smiths delivers an excellent cover version of Depeche Mode's I Feel You.
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This article is pretty entertaining. I wasn't aware of this "Food Babe" person before but this makes her sound pretty scary, or maybe just crazy.
Vani Hari, AKA the Food Babe, has amassed a loyal following in her Food Babe Army. The recent subject of profiles and interviews in the New York Times, the New York Post and New York Magazine, Hari implores her soldiers to petition food companies to change their formulas. She's also written a bestselling book telling you that you can change your life in 21 days by "breaking free of the hidden toxins in your life." She and her army are out to chan...
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What annoys me most is something that has been around since the new stream format was introduced. While scrolling, the stream often jumps back up to a higher point, requiring further scrolling to find where you were.
I'm a big fan of the new Flickr. Despite a few bumps along the way, like last weekend's uploading fiasco, it feels like a new fresher Flickr and I think the fact that people can download their photos now in bulk will be a wonderful way to attract new talent to the site.
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this is a HUGE problem for me +Steve Crane 
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All these years later this is still my favourite AC/DC song.
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+Steve Crane Me too!<3
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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