We have provided two worksheets to help you with your demo:

Work Sheet with Instructions

Plain Work Sheet    <- This one has more blocks!

These two pages are designed to be printed. You will need one sheet with instructions and several plain work sheets. The following instructions are also on the bottom of the instructions sheet. Additions not on the work sheets are in red.

Draw your step-by-step illustrations in the boxes. They are close to screen box size and your drawings will look best drawn to this scale.

A number 2 pencil works fine.

Demos may have as many drawings as you think necessary. We have had up to 28 and as few as 10. Some have been CAD drawings and some vector graphics. We have also had all photo illustrated demos and that is also an option. Use what works best for you.

Combined demos are acceptable. Such as, steps to make a tool followed by how to use the tool. Many of our demos include drawings of the special tools necessary and only include how to make them if it is not obvious.

Repeat demos are also acceptable if you have a different method of making something. You may also want to combine several methods or styles into one demo.

Mark through those drawings that you do not wish to use. Number your drawings in the order of presentation AFTER finishing all the drawings. (I learned this the hard way. . ) We will use your drawings in the form of:

figure 1. . . figure 2. . . figure 99

NOTE: Previously the demonstrator had to enter the filename of the images. Our new classroom only requires numbers, 1, 2, 3. . .

Scan the entire sheet at 100 DPI, grey scale.
Scan photos at 100 DPI, 24bit color.

NOTE: There is quite a bit of art and practice getting images to look good on the web. It is better to send us the raw scans and let us rework them. All images are used in a SQUARE format, now 150 x 150 pixels. When necessary we will link to larger images.

E-mail the scans and digital photos to Kiwi or the guru to be processed. You may also cut and save individual images if you choose.

With a small border from the work sheet we are sizing the images 150 x 150 pixels (previously 140 x 140 and earlier 130 x 130).

NOTE: If you seperate your own images. Please use the following file nameing convention. Do not use spaces in filenames use dashes or underscores. Single digit numbers no longer need to be preceeded by a zero.

Your initials_topic+number.jpg



If you do not have a scanner you may send the images and photos you wish to use by regular post. Please send us the originals and keep a copy. Pencil drawings scan well but photocopies do not.

Please attach one signed copy of the work sheet and release with each set of drawings and images.


Demos are now performed in our new classroom. The URL will be sent to you when the demo is setup and ready to test. If you are nervous you can do a practice and then we will "reset" the demo.

We will also send you the URL of a page with all your illustrations. Print this to use as a reference. Sometimes figure numbers get confused or we will include a detail and need to add a number. Figure numbers do not need to be used in order or all all if you change your mind.

In the classroom there are three boxes for figure numbers and a box for the text as shown above.

If you enter a figure number in the first box only, then the text you type will be displayed next to the illustration. To have text next to the figure (prefered) you must post both the figure and the text at the same time. IF you enter figure numbers in more than on box the text will display under the illustrations.

If you make a mistake post a correction or repost the image and commentary. We will edit out the mistakes before permanently posting the demo. If you see one later then drop me a line and I will fix it.

When you are done with your demo then post "Questions? or Comments". Then wait. There is a 20 - 30 second delay between when you post and when the audiance sees the posting. If they immediately ask a question it may be another 20 - 30 seconds before you see it making a full minute delay.

It is best to ignore people asking questions during the demo or about how the demo works or why they can not see the demo. Someone will answer in the chat window. It is much easier to edit the demo if there is not a lot of chatter to remove.

Demo time is 9:30 EST on Wednesday nights. When there is a crowd of 20-25 folks we start on time. Occasionaly we wait 10-15 minutes before starting so 9:40 is our average start time. I normaly enter an introduction to my demos before demo time to increase interest and to avoid typing it under pressure. Demos take an average of one hour when typed live, less if cut and pasted.


The attached drawings and scanned images are provided to anvilfire.com for use on the anvilfire web site, the Slack-Tub Pub, iForge and in future print publications copyrighted by Jock Dempsey or anvilfire.com. All rights including electronic rights reserved.

NOTE: The artist and author retain their rights of copyright in the original words and illustrations and may use them as they please. The release above covers the images that we have processed and posted along with the HTML form of the information.


ABANA Chapters are free to use iForge demos by Bill Epps and Jock Dempsey in their newsletters. No other use is permitted. Please give credit to the source when using this material.

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