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Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
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2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
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5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.


To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
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Final dome keystone: castable?

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  • Final dome keystone: castable?

    Hi all,

    So I'm at the stage of planning the final keystone for the dome, and have seen most folks cut theirs out of a brick. This seems to involve tracing and trimming (and even some use of flour to find the high spots by our friend in Bellingham!). But since I had success casting the whole inner arch from refractory concrete, I thought maybe the final keystone could be cast as well. Looks like waynespizzaworld did this a couple years ago (here, and in the 2nd and 3rd photos below). Any reason not to do this?

    Steve
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    Re: Final dome keystone: castable?

    Originally posted by pdxsds View Post
    Hi all,

    So I'm at the stage of planning the final keystone for the dome, and have seen most folks cut theirs out of a brick. This seems to involve tracing and trimming (and even some use of flour to find the high spots by our friend in Bellingham!). But since I had success casting the whole inner arch from refractory concrete, I thought maybe the final keystone could be cast as well. Looks like waynespizzaworld did this a couple years ago (here, and in the 2nd and 3rd photos below). Any reason not to do this?

    Steve
    No reason at all. in fact it is easier to cast the whole thing. just be careful to let it dry well before firing because that keystone gets hotter quicker than anything else, because of its position.
    Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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