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Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:43 am
by Harold_V
Here in Western Washington pressure treated hemlock is available. Hard to explain, but I used some 4 x 4 for the corners of the large overhead door openings for my shop (it's built with leave-in-place foam/cement block). Now that they have aged, driving a nail in those 4 X 4's borders on the impossible. Drilling an undersized hole is pretty much a requirement.

Mauro---my head was hard when I was born, but it has been successfully treated by age, to the point where it would chip a dog's tooth just to bark at it.

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Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:25 pm
by steamin10
Such is the education. It prevents you from being a standard wood hack capenteer and more toward a cabinet craftsman. I was a journeyaman, that meant I carried the small pry bar.

Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:10 am
by tornitore45
my head was hard when I was born, but it has been successfully treated by age, to the point where it would chip a dog's tooth just to bark at it.
On the subject of hard heads... some people call it stubbornness, some people call it determination and other call it "I know what I am doing, watch and learn".

Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:13 pm
by TomB
neanderman wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:39 am
"Harder than 100 year-old Douglas fir."

Working on my house -- ever try driving a nail in it?
I lived in a house like that but I was always told the nail proof rafters and studs were Eastern Hemlock. Maybe the phrase should be "Harder than age dried Hemlock."

Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:43 am
by neanderman
TomB wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:13 pm
Maybe the phrase should be "Harder than age dried Hemlock."
:lol:

Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:54 pm
by earlgo
How about "harder than trying to get rid of the #$*@@! popup that claims to be MS support and your computer is infected, etc, etc".
Does one of you computer gurus have a solution? Happily never happens on this forum.

When we built my Uncle's Barn from fresh cut oak, we dipped each nail in a container of grease. It was the only thing that allowed us to drive nails in w/o bending them.
--earlgo

Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:10 pm
by neanderman
My grandfather swore by beeswax, for nails and screws, both.

Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:36 am
by Dave_C
From Earlgo:
How about "harder than trying to get rid of the #$*@@! popup that claims to be MS support and your computer is infected, etc, etc".
Does one of you computer gurus have a solution? Happily never happens on this forum.
These happen to me when I am in my AT&T mail system. These are not viruses, they are coming in disguised as adds! They disguise their adds to the mail provider so they allow them to run up and until someone figures out what they are doing. At that point, they change their name and IP address and go right back at it again.

Most of these are scammers trying to get you to call them so they can fish out the information they need to steal your identity. One of the big ones right now is "IMPORTANT INFORMATION" and it takes up your whole screen and tries to make you think you are infected. They control your screen through Java Script. You can close it out if you know how but they are trying to make it impossible to close. Sometimes it takes closing the browser down and sometimes I've had to power down the computer. It has never caused any harm and it never shows up when I ran any of my virus or anti-malware scan tools.

It is just a pain to deal with but no real harm unless you call them. You will only get these on site that allow adds and thankfully this site does not allow adds!

Dave C.

Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:43 pm
by earlgo
Dave, thanks for the info. My son said the same thing, but I needed a second source to verify. I, too, ran McAfee virus scan, and Housecall virus scan and neither showed any infection. It sure is annoying to have it pop up when trying to search for something. Sometimes the only thing that will stop it is to go to Task Manager and kill the MS Edge application. Sure screws up my thought process.
Thanks again.
--earlgo

Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:40 pm
by TomB
Dave_C wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:36 am
From Earlgo:
How about "harder than trying to get rid of the #$*@@! popup that claims to be MS support and your computer is infected, etc, etc".
Does one of you computer gurus have a solution? Happily never happens on this forum.
Having come from an industry where computers were extensively used I'm use to having a 'System Administrator' that can come to my office and fix these problems. They were actually a whole department in the IS organization. Typically they started out poor quality but grew over a few months into very valuable employees. Is there a company that can provide similar services for a fee to home computer users? I expect most home computers don't need much support, if somebody only uses the machine to go on Facebook to see their grandkids for fee support is probably not needed. But if your trying to write books, run CAD/CAM software, have costly architectural SW installed and want to follow a half dozen forums then I think you probably do need expert Systems Administration support. I do, but so far I've been unable to find a source for it. Has anyone found a company that will take a fee then try to provide actual service for that fee?

Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:18 pm
by Dave_C
Has anyone found a company that will take a fee then try to provide actual service for that fee?
This can turn into a real can of worms! There are companies out there, usually local, that can do this sort of support. Some actually know what they are doing and some just think they know and are able to con people who know even less about computers. (Usually charging large fees)

Those who can actually provide this kind of service are in demand by IT departments and can draw substantial salaries!

So buyer beware!

Dave C.

Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:59 pm
by earlgo
I think we should concede victory to PACRAT and "woodpecker lips" and move on.
Your prize of lawn fertilizer to be delivered by the roaming pruning and fertilizing crew. They will be there as soon as their schedule clears.
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RP&F crew
:lol:
--earlgo