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Fred W. Hargis Jr

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About Fred W. Hargis Jr

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  • Birthday 02/06/1948


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    Wapakoneta, Ohio
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    You got me, you figure it out!
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    "I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be" Merle Haggard

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  1. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Good Monday Morning Patriot Woodworkers! May 21, 2018

    Good news, Jesee. Hope you get the results you want!
  2. As silly as this sounds, do you have a good technique for pouring the finish from the can into another container? Every time do it I make such a mess with drips down the side and filling the can groove, I gave up trying. Right now my technique is to use a gravy ladle and spoon it out into the "use" container (btw, I never return that back to the original can, either). I've tried finding those pour spouts for one quart cans and cannot locate them, it seems they are only made for gallon cans. I tried cutting one down to fit a quart can and was semi-successful doing that. But so far dping that (pouring it out neatly) has eluded me for the most part.
  3. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Brand Names Are Often Overpriced

    Some of those brands were made by Stanley anyway. Steven is certainly more than a casual plane user and knows how to tune them, but I have a Craftsman (I think mine might be a Millers Falls plane) that I can't get set to plane no matter how much work I put into it. Doesn't matter since I have a Stanley the same size that works well. But I think in some cases they may beyond hope. I do think the old Stanleys set the standard.
  4. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Lowe's Snags Craftsman Tools

    Back in the late 60's/early 70's, if I needed a tool I pulled out my Craftsman catalog, looked it up and then went to Sears to buy it. That stopped in the mid 70's when the better brands started becoming more available. I saw the Craftsman stuff in Lowes this past wekk, and can't help but wonder of the "Kobalt" brand will be discontinued. I did notice the Craftsman (unlike my American Craftsman stuff) and some of the new Kobalt tool boxes looked exactly like the Craftsman tool boxes...event the paint. It's still very sad to me to see what has happened to Sears.
  5. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    WW Magazines

    I suspect that most of the companies that have those nice big, full color catalogs will go electronic. Hartville Tool used to have a nice one and dropped it for the on line version. In fairness to them, they have to be really expensive to produce and distribute. I expect Grizzly to follow before long. But as some others mentioned, I just don't care for reading such stuff on line (or videos, for that matter). Maybe some day. I know my grandaughter has a choice to get here college texts in electronic form and read them on a tablet....in this case, though, the cost seems to be about the same, go figure. I still remember buying used texts and putting up with the damage and scribbles that came with them to save money.
  6. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Happy Birthday Herb!

  7. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    'Will You Please Review Me?'

    Over the last few weeks I've received maybe 3 e mails that all were labeled in some form as being from "Customer Service" and a title line similar to "Will you please review me?" Suspecting it's spam or worse, I just delete them. This seems to be a new approach, anyone else getting such stuff?
  8. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    WW Magazines

    The magazine business is dying a slow painful death, I suppose due to electronic media. I still get Wood and Woodsmith, and for the time being I get Woodcraft, PWW, and Woodworker's Journal. The last 3 will probably fall off my list at renewal time unless I get a bargain price on a subscription. Wood mag had always been my favorite, but the last issue was so thin I suspect they are struggling (that's probably why they shut down the forum...along with all the mismanagement stuff). FWW has always been on/off for me, and without a discount subscription it's way overpriced; as is most stuff from Taunton. But there's also the fact the I'm tired of reading the same stuff over and over.
  9. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    a Little Sketchup Advice Needed

    Thanks, I had watched that Utube video and didn't find it all that useful. But that link to OSX uninstaller had some good tips I'll try when get time to get back to it. Should be useful...if not I may try the uninstaller they have.
  10. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    a Little Sketchup Advice Needed

    I tried to, but it must be referencing a different version of OSX. It describes a left pane and right pane in the finder window...and I don't have those. That may be part of my problem and frustration, not getting to the library. But i did delete and search the files to see what remained of the program itself and could not find anything, so i reinstalled only to have the same headache. When I get more time I intend to spend some effort using that Mac resource site you linked....but right now I'm so aggravated with the whole thing I need to cool down a little. Added: both my computers are newer ones so i only have the latest version (s) of OSX, 10.13 on one and 10.12 on the other.
  11. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    the Memphis Belle

    I've had a B24 fly over the house to a gathering not far away, and dang it really shook the house. I can only imagine the B17 would be a lot noisier.
  12. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    a Little Sketchup Advice Needed

    Lew, thanks for trying to help. At this point I've spent several hours trying to get it functional and cannot. I'm skipping out for now and may come back to it later to see what I screwed up. The "make"download keeps wanting license info and refuses to let me do anythoing else. To shut it down I have to use the "force quit" feature that Macs have. I love using a Mac, but often you find your self all alone because the rest of the world is on Windows. Thanks again.
  13. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    the Memphis Belle

    will be unveiled at the Air Force museum (Dayton, OH) tomorrow. I won't be there, but seeing it in one my bucket list. The news reports it was a 10 year restore and is now in showroom condition. Something I'm really looking forward too, along with seeing one of the red tail P-51's (which they also have) from the Tuskegee group.
  14. It seems to me that the most overlooked point(s) are the ones mentioned in the last paragraph. Folks have talked about how they spent hours trying to color match cherry pieces, I've done that as well...only to have it come out looking like different pieces of wood after a couple of years.
  15. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    a Little Sketchup Advice Needed

    Lew, I tried what you suggested and got pretty much the same thing....once I open Sketchup (it says it's the "make" version) I can't do anything. Under the "learn" tab it wants me to go to Sketchup Free (the web based version?). Under "template" it won't let me select anything, and I still can't close the darn thing. I should mention: I'm on a Mac. When tried to right click the downloaded file, I did not get a choice of "open as administer. I appreciate your help, but this may be one of those things I'm not computer-literate enough to solve.But this frustrating, the earlier versions didn't have any of these problems.

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