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Fred W. Hargis Jr

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  1. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    TPW Gathering, Aug. 25. Time To Put Details Together

    I was wondering about how this would fit with you timeline Allen. Just guessed it might be quite a juggling act.
  2. OK, with the gathering date about a month off it's close enough to start setting things up. We had about 6 folks that thought they could be here, but let's start the count over to keep me from jumping back and forth between threads. I'm not asking for a firm commitment, just if it's likely you'll be here; the head count will allow me to plan for food and drinks. So here's what I'm thinking: Gathering will be at my place (17676 Wapakoneta Fisher Rd, Wapakoneta OH 45895) on Aug. 25th. Time will be starting around 10:00ish (or whenever you get here, and wrap up at 5:00 so I can start dinner for my wife. I'll provide lunch and drinks, current thinking is I'll get some fried chicken and a couple of side dishes. I'll also have soft drinks and water available. Some of you offered to bring something, what if I leave the snacks up to those attending? No agenda, mostly a meet/greet and jawbone, though Stephen offered to do some magic with a Stanley 45 which I think would be interesting. John thinks there will be some hand out stuff from Laguna (maybe t shirts, hats, etc.) and maybe Woodcraft, and Handy Dan won a Woodriver plane he's offered up as a door prize raffle. I'd like to see as many as possible attend, but know I'm a little far for some folks..those who aren't here physically I'm sure will be here in spirit. So a reply about you plan on coming , and any other input is what I'm looking for.
  3. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Question About Alcohol Dye

    Sounds like maybe you want to color the strips, then put them in place, and then sand the whole assembly (?).
  4. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    TPW Gathering, Aug. 25. Time To Put Details Together

    Ron (and others who may need to call). I think my number you have is our landline. It might be easier to call me on my cell. nine three seven 407 seven 475
  5. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Question About Woodsmith 'Tip'

    So I just got an email for Woodsmith with a tip on disposing of old screws. The tip implied throwing old utility knife blades, screws, nails and so on into the trash is dangerous, so they borrowed a medical industry idea and used an old Parmesan cheese container for disposal of this stuff, labeled "Sharps". Now, for the record I never dispose of anything with nails in it, or let this stuff loose except into the trash; just never considered it being a hazard in there. Well, maybe I realized it was a hazard, but the industry was wise to such things and took precautions. So anyway, what's your opinion, is this tip worth using or is it making a problem that doesn't exist?
  6. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    TPW Gathering, Aug. 25. Time To Put Details Together

    I have those in stock!
  7. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    TPW Gathering, Aug. 25. Time To Put Details Together

    I'll get the practice boards, clear pine be best? Maybe 6" wide or so
  8. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Interesting Sanding Technique

    Good luck on that one!
  9. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Web Site Changes (Button Color Too Light)

    I think I did, but really see no need to do so; I have enough problems when I leave things alone...let alone trying to make changes.
  10. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Web Site Changes (Button Color Too Light)

    I didn't do anything to change my colors.
  11. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Interesting Sanding Technique

    He (Neil) was trying to put together a PBS show (according to some posts over at Lumberjocks). Wonder if that ever took off.
  12. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Web Site Changes (Button Color Too Light)

    I access the forum on 2 different Macs, and the "Submit Topic" button is exactly as Ron displayed above, though I'm not having a problem seeing it. Never thought about it looking different in Windows.
  13. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Rust On My Table Saw---Again

    If the magnetic cover is impermeable to moisture, nothing gets between it and the cast iron...at least that's what iIthink. I've also used a small piece of plywood, and it worked just as well. It's probably a little more porous to humidity, but not so much to be a problem. But I've read suggestions where folks have used a blanket, and I had the same question about that. Seems like the fabric would absorb moisture and then cause the cast iron to rust, but I've never tried it. What about putting a dehumdifier in there and letting it run, at least during the most humid periods.
  14. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Rust On My Table Saw---Again

    While I had my tools stored (in the garage) waiting for their new home to be built, I bought a roll of that flexible magnetic sign material and cut strips of it to cover all the cast iron surfaces. I had picked that tip up on a forum somewhere, it really works good at preventing rust, though it best used for longer down times. It's kind of a pain to remove and store. Otherwise I just use Johnson's Paste Wax.
  15. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Jig for Cutting Strips

    Y'all may not remember this, but Buck Nall (Ol buck) put a thread on the old Wood forum with a yarn about a new coon hound puppy and his also new ROS. It was several paragraphs long, and I was rolling on the floor by the time I finished it. Anyway, a coon hound publication had caught wind of the story and wanted to publish it, and my (maybe faulty) recollection was that because Buck had put it on the Wood forum, they now owned the rights to it. As I recall Buck did get it published, but I think he was wrangling with Wood over whether he could do so. The episode soured my taste for Wood at the time. It was only here that I found out Buck had finally got it published, maybe if he catches this he can straighten my story out.
  16. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Happy Birthday David

    Best to you on your day, Dave!
  17. Good stuff. That "curing in the cold" thing is the biggest drawback I see with them, although a lot of folks really grump about the grain raising (not me, no big deal).
  18. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Almost Got To Review a Tool I Wanted Nothing To Do With

    Geez, sure glad you both aren't hurt.
  19. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Coffee and Honey

    One of my long ago bosses was from NOLA, and apparently down south some of the folks like chicory in their coffee. He brought some in one day for us to taste in the office; definitively an acquired taste. But then I guess coffee in general is an acquired taste....but I like mine strong (I'm told) and black.
  20. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Amped up Oneida Super Dust Gorilla (long)

    The fellow buying it must think so (good deal) as well. He sent me an email asking if I still had it, and for a picture with the filter in place. I sent him the pic and within minutes he emailed back "I"ll take it".
  21. As I'm getting a little more antsy about finally being able to work in my shop, I had my DC system in the back of mind. I've always wanted a Clearview DC to replace my Oneida. This weekend they have a 10% off anything sale, so i ordered one. Since that one is coming, I'm selling my Oneida. To keep you from reading more than you want, my price is $1000 (explained later), local pickup. I might be able to help with getting to your house in part of the world....call it 75 miles from Wapakoneta, or to the Cincinnati are since I'm there every once in a while. Anyway, the story: I bought this in 2006, it left the factory as a 2 HP model (14 1/4"impeller, 7" inlet). Once installed in my shop, I found the 2 HP motor wasn't enough for my duct work system...the motor ran at full load with just one gate open. After tlaking to Oneida, I replaced the 2 HP Baldor with a 5 HP Leeson, the ones used on the CV dcs. That solved the overloading problem, in fact the Leeson FLA is 22 amps, and it's running at about 10-11 with all the gates open. Then there is the filter. The OEM filter wasn't really all that good and I replaced it in 2013. The replacement came from Penn State, and was plug and play on my Oneida. But the PSI filter had about 3.4 times the filter media, and a Merv 15 rating. It's made by Clark Filter in PA. and is much more robust in construction than the OEM. I also have 2 dust bin drums that go with it, and another filter that is NIB. Now, the current models of this have some kind of composite blower housing as well as the elbow going to the filter. Mine has all steel everything, and while I harp on some aspects of Oneida's cyclones...I've always said they are built like a tank; at least the older ones are. The new ones list at $1800, but then the bin and some other stuff is optional so I think it would run $2000 to buy a new one, that's how I got my $1000 price...1/2 of new. Mine also includes a remote starter and wall bracket (optional now). I have all the original papers that go with it. In the pics, you see it siting on my hydraulic lift table just before I was mounting it in my last shop.I also have a stiff plastic keeper for the dust bins that allowed me to line them with 40 gallon trash bags. Anyway, I have lots of other pics, but be aware the unit is disassembled and sitting in my garage at the moment. I can set it up to prove that the motor runs, but I'm between shops so I won't be able to do much else. I can also tell you I measured the air flow this unit pulls 1075 CFM through a 6" duct (over 30' with 3 elbows) so it has very good airflow. I've also measured 500+ CFM through 4" duct.
  22. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    the Pitfall of Retirement

    I've given up trying to figure out what day, week, or month it is. I have to look at the calendar on the computer, or let the newscast tell me. PS; I love it!
  23. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Amped up Oneida Super Dust Gorilla (long)

    There wasn't much interest in this and I had forgot I posted this here (only place it was listed). Anyway, it has just been sold, to be picked up tomorrow morning.
  24. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Multi Layer Dye

    Nicely done! Love the way that worked out.
  25. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Wooden Tip Out Stop?

    It seems to me like to runners would keep it from tipping, as long as it wasn't pulled out all the way.

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