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  1. fred hargis

    Not totally flatwork, but.....

    Some years ago I bought a lathe though I'm not a turner. I had always planned on doing turnings for my flatwork stuff and somehow just didn't get around to it. A couple of months ago I was reading an issue of PWW from last year (I'm way behind on my magazines) and came across a "William and Mary...
  2. fred hargis

    Festool CS, you could've knocked me over with a feather.

    I only have 3 Festool tools, and only one was bought new. I have soem problems with the way the control prices. Anyway, one of my used tools is a Domino, the 700 model (big one). A week ago Sunday I was cutting mortises with it and on the 6th one the bit/oscillations slowed down considerably...
  3. fred hargis

    HOORAY! It's super bowl Sunday!!!

    Lest anyone misunderstand my happiness over today, I should explain I don't follow any spectator sports. So my jubliance is over the fact the the infernal footbal season is over, and the games will no longer interfere with regular TV schedules...particularly the weekend evening news. I realize...
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    CMT router bits, 50% off

    I caught this on another forum, and thought some of you might be interested. Sommerfeld tools has a sale on some CMT bit patterns, and the price is great if you need any of them in your inventory. I suspect everyone knows of CMT bits, but if not these are the Italian made extremely high quality...
  5. fred hargis

    Eyeglass wearers, a question

    My wife doesn't get out much anymore, she's high risk and chooses to stay home. But when she does go shopping she wears a mask, normally a surgical disposal type. She also wears eyeglasses, and I watched her struggle to see through the fogged up glasses as we were in the store last Tuesday. Does...
  6. fred hargis

    What the heck is a "murphy door"?

    My S-I-L sent me a text (I guess millennials don't call anymore) asking if I had any plans for a "Murphy door". Dumb me doesn't even know that one is....which I think means I don't have any plans for one. But just is case it's called something else I though I'd ask here. Anyone care to enlighten me?
  7. fred hargis

    LV free shipping, no minimum

    I just got the e mail announcing this, as did many of you....but this is the first time I've seen their free shipping with no minimum order.
  8. fred hargis

    Titebond II $8/Gal

    if you have a Menards nearby, it's good today and tomorrow, One of those $10 mail in rebate deals which might not appeal to everyone.
  9. fred hargis

    Finally buiilding something

    Tomorrow will be the second anniversary of our move to this house. It's taken that long to get a shop up and finished to where I can work. I now have the big power tools in there and have started building the cabinets that will form my shop desk. Man, that feels good. My small stuff (hand tools...
  10. fred hargis

    New computer and something isn't working..

    I've replaced my old computer (Mac mini) with an Imac, it's running OS 10.12. But now every time I open my FWW link, I have to sign in; even tough I've clicked the "remember me" button several times. Not a big deal, but still bothers me it doesn't just link me up as being signed in. I may have...
  11. fred hargis

    Little update on my shop

    It's been quite a while since I mentioned my shop, that's because I'm been sitting on my thumbs waiting for a drywall guys to show up (since last May). Anyway, they got here last week and got started. The building is divided into 2 rooms, one will be the shop, the smaller one for storage and...
  12. fred hargis

    Another shop question....

    Mike's question about size/heating/cooling of a shop got me to thinking (always a bad thing, but it's too cold to go do any work on the shop itself). Does anyone have an attic fan in their shop? I'm wondering if having one might make the uncomfortable days more livable. I suppose there are...
  13. fred hargis

    Brewing beer...

    Someone here bought some brewing equipment in the past year or so (suffer from CRS, can't remember when or who). Anyway, was curious to know how things worked out. This is something I may pursue next year after the shop gets established.
  14. fred hargis

    Nema 6-20R receptacles, 240V/20 amp

    I'm gathering stuff to wire my shop up and I'm planning on lots of 240V receptacles...mostly 20 amp, a few 30 amp. Anyway, the price on these outlets have went up quite a bit since I last bought them; the 20 amp are now $4-$5 each. So I bought a case off e bay for 60¢ each. My plan is to give...
  15. fred hargis

    Shop/storage building finshed

    Now I have to do the interior. When we moved here last April, I gave up my detached shop and a nice pole barn with a concrete floor. The current place has a pole barn, but it's a machine shed (gravel floor) used for farm machinery. I decided to build one large building to cover the shop needs as...
  16. fred hargis

    Dust bin level sensor, $99

    If you have filled your dust bin up, and then the cyclone, you know what a miserable way to spend the afternoon it can be. I see Oneida has there sensors on sale for Memorial Day and if anyone needs one this may be as good as a plug and play unit gets. You simply drill a hole into the top of...
  17. fred hargis

    They're here! They're here!

    For a burger lover like me, only one thing is better than seeing Vidalia onions show up at the market....that's home grown tomatoes. But this morning I got a Vidalia....now only 70 days (+/-) to the tomatoes.:mad:
  18. fred hargis

    Grizzly's final clearance

    I had just picked up elsewhere that the final closeout in PA is underway...20% off anything in stock. Apparently you can call them and ask if they have a particular machine. It's still a tad too far for me to visit, given I have nothing big one my shopping list at the moment. But if you're...
  19. fred hargis

    Dumb question for you CNC folks....

    I haven't been bitten by the CNC bug (yet), but I was having a different problem which leads to my question. We are a Mac household, having given up on Windows right when they introduced Vista. So I'm wondering about the CNC software used, does it come for both platforms? On a few things Mac...
  20. fred hargis

    Walleye and the grill

    Has anyone cooked walleye on the grill? We don't get it that often and I have a fillet to fix tonight. I'm thinking of wrapping it in foil with butter and maybe Canadian steak seasoning and putting it on the grill. We can't have fried foods with my wife's diet, so fish has become a particular...
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