manual now in drop box - watts brothers tools

the watts brothers tool company makes a cool drill bit/holder that will make
"angular" holes - for example a triangle, square or hexagon - there was an
article on this tool in one of the hobby magazines (current issue) - a
friend gave me a photo copy and asked that I look for the manual - after
some searching found it, along with a statement that the company would be ok
with it being on line, so it's out there for you if you want it -- look for
files beginning with Watts in the drop box - they are there now. I've also
uploaded the first patent related to this technology so you don't have to
dig it out if you are interested. it looks like the manual, which is a 5
meg file hasn't made it out to the drop box yet, look for a file called
Watts Bros Manual - I uploaded both a doc and pdf file, they are the same
content but not everyone has MS Word. The file size would shrink
dramatically if someone were to OCR it, right now it's just page images.
happy reading.
Saturday, May 03, 2008 12:15 AM 813272 Watts_Bros_patent.pdf
Saturday, May 03, 2008 12:15 AM 286117 watts_Bros_prices.pdf
Saturday, May 03, 2008 12:15 AM 346 Watts_Bros_read_me.txt
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William Noble
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The .PDF has arrived and popped up. Don't expect the .DOC however. Steve keeps them out because of the macro viruses possible in Word. He's got no way to be sure that a given file is safe (and isn't about to open them in the sever machine, which is Windows based), so he just rejects them all. PDF is fine, and anybody can read it, unlike the Word .DOC files, so there is no real need for the .DOCs.
Of course.
Thanks, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols
I've tried to download the manual several times and it always times out before page 5. Anybody else have any luck? ERS
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if you cannot DL from the drop box, you can go to my web page,, find my email address and ask me for a copy and I'll send it to you - it's about 5 megs so make sure your inbox can handle a 5 meg file.
If someone has the time to OCR the file and re-upload it with a very similar name, it would be hugely smaller -
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William Noble
It worked fine for me. But I have a T1 line. Are you on a dialup?
Here are my downloads:
====================================================================== -rw-r--r-- 1 dnichols family 5.3M May 4 23:47 Watts_Bros_manual.pdf -rw-r--r-- 1 dnichols family 794K May 4 23:49 Watts_Bros_patent.pdf -rw-r--r-- 1 dnichols family 279K May 4 23:49 watts_Bros_prices.pdf -rw-r--r-- 1 dnichols family 285 May 4 23:49 Watts_Bros_read_me.txt ======================================================================
It looks as though the whole thing would barely make a dent in one of the little CD-ROMs. Where do you live? If you keep having problems, drop me an e-mail and I'll snail-mail you a baby CD-ROM of it all.
Or -- if you can find "wget", that will automatically re-try, and pick up where it failed, so it does not take forever with a flakey line.
Good Luck, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols
Thanks DoN and William for the offers. I downloaded the file OK today. I have DSL so there must have been some sort of problem with my line or something yesterday. ERS
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I'm on dial-up, but if the file is kinda large I quite often use Wget to retrieve files from the dropbox. It quite often times out on me too. You can get Wget binaries for Windows from here:
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It is a simple command line program. Invoke it with something like this (delete the ">"):
The "-c" is no-clobber, in other words keep adding to what has already been downloaded if at all possible. I think it defaults to that behavior anyway, can't remember for sure.
Another useful command is this:
This will give the server response, file size, date, but not actually download the file. Can be useful if you just want to know how big the download will be or what the date is on the file. Like this:
Maybe this will help you out some another day...
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Leon Fisk
Or -- the system was under attack. Sometimes major floods of spam come in, and the system has trouble keeping up.
Enjoy, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols
It's been my experience that Windows often downloads the whole thing, and then downloads partials as if it didn't get it the first time; sometimes as many as a half dozen times. IE and Firefox both. I never see this behavior with Linux/Unix browsers.
87.66.129.xx - - [02/May/2008:14:06:14 -0400] "GET /terracache1.pdf HTTP/1.1" 200 26966 "http://www...." "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; nl; rv: Gecko/20080404 Firefox/" 87.66.129.xx - - [02/May/2008:14:06:15 -0400] "GET /terracache1.pdf HTTP/1.1" 206 23430 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; nl; rv: Gecko/20080404 Firefox/"
24.129.175.xx - - [05/May/2008:16:37:04 -0400] "GET /terracache1.pdf HTTP/1.1" 200 26966 "http://www...." "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)" 24.129.175.xx - - [05/May/2008:16:42:44 -0400] "GET /terracache1.pdf HTTP/1.1" 304 - "http://www...." "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)"
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Steve Ackman
I use cygwin on w2k and wget is one of the programs that is offered. Look into the bandwidth limiting options of wget so you don't totally suck up your dial up bw if you want to do a bit of browsing while running wget.
Wes -- "Additionally as a security officer, I carry a gun to protect government officials but my life isn't worth protecting at home in their eyes." Dick Anthony Heller
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