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Fred W. Hargis Jr

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  1. Latest project

    Wow, that is really nice.
  2. Sargent

    I had to search, turns out we are both right. Wendy's had bought Tim Horton, and then spun it off as it's own company after some time. Then Burger king (2014) bought it out. After Steven mentioned Wendy's, I remembered the same thing...so it sent me searching.
  3. Birthday Greetings to...

    What they said: have a good'un.
  4. Sargent

    I thought Burger King bought Tim Horton out?
  5. Hello, again.

    Best to you for a complete recovery, Charles. Good to see you stop in again!
  6. Festool Recon / Refurb

    Dave, I think it's an annual event at the same time each year. Festool fans look at it as an opportunity to buy more stuff.
  7. ask HLM gone?

    That one (ask HLM) had a couple of articles I linked often in replies...too bad but understandable. He was (I guess) spending pocket money to keep it going. Maybe it was just a temporary thing. I wish I had burned that stuff to a CD.
  8. I now find myself getting some shop time in. although it's still setting things up. So I was able to gte my DC bracket built and on the wall, next comes assembly of the DC itself, then hang it. It's really nice to be in the shop again.
  9. Sargent

    Yeah, I keep that option in the back of my mind.....
  10. Hartville Hardware

    Wave as you drive by my place Dave! Even better, stop in.
  11. Sargent

    I have a couple of working Sargents, including one VBM , and they do every bit as well as the others. I have one Dunlop and it is also a good plane. I think your theory makes sense evne though I'm not familiar with the Buck Brothers planes. I do have a Craftsman (given to me new back in the 70's by my kids for Christmas...my first hand plane) and I can't get it to shave wood at all. It digs in no matter what I do to tune it.

    Buck, all I can say is that using a hand plane is very soothing, and a big enjoyment in woodworking, at least to me. That said, I'm not all that good with one but I still find pleasure when I'm using them. Different strokes for different folks (gawd, does that phrase age me?).
  13. tool totes, a survey of

    The nylon bags would be my first choice. All the wooden styles have interest, but just don't strike me as being practical for modern day travel.
  14. Elm

    Wow, that is really beautiful..............thanks for the pic!
  15. That's the big stuff for me...one other thing I do is use it when I flatten/soften veneer. The usual method is to clamp it flat between platens and kraft paper after you sprayed it with the appropriate solution, I just use the rosin paper. I have in the past drawn patterns on plywood since I didn't have paper that was large enough....but the rosin paper is much better. The drywall guys that did the mudwork on my shop completely covered the floor with it to keep the mud from sticking to the concrete. I asked them to leave it so I could paint, in retrospect I'm not sure that was a good idea...picking up and disposing of that much rosin paper was a bit of a chore.
  16. Pressure Wahsers

    All the ones I've seen have a built in GFCI on the plug, I think you may be worrying about nothing.
  17. Having a roll of rosin paper around is a must for shops, IMHO. It has all sorts of uses including the one you described.
  18. Pressure Wahsers

    Cleaning the house was a big reason bought mine, and I agree you can get by with less pressure for vinyl siding, but I was cleaning some brick surfaces. Mine came with 4 nozzles that give you some control over that. I wound up getting a 2800 PSI Simpson from HD (they were actually the cheapest for this model) and it does well. I believe the Generac pumps are US made as well and get fairly high ratings.
  19. Pressure Wahsers

    I bought one that has a Honda engine and a CAT pump. After hearing nothing but horror stories about others, I spent the bucks.
  20. Hartville Hardware

    Visiting that place is very high on my list of things to do. Thanks for the heads up, maybe it will be next week.
  21. Birthday Wishes to Ron Altier

  22. New from Irwin

    I have a set of those for my Quick Grip clamps (which are now the Irwin clamps I guess) that I got maybe 12 years ago.
  23. Wood clamps

    I won't say I have enough clamps, but I do know additional purchases of them are not anywhere on my acquisition list.
  24. Woodworker II saw blade

    Scott Whiting ( Gene's link) has an extremely good reputation over at Woodnet, I've not personally used him but would not be afraid too.
  25. Woodworker II saw blade

    As much as I love the Forest products, including the WWII blades, my experience with their sharpening service was not good either. It was probably just as long ago, but I had a tooth replaced on mine that I though a drunk man had performed the brazing. Since then I've used other sharpeners only...that said, my experience (and yours) seem to be unusual since everyone else raves about them. But if you need to get it sharpened 2 very good outfits are Bull Sharpening in Oak Park IL, and Dynamic Saw in NY. Both are full service shops (they do everything, including router bits) and their work is top notch.

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