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Offline Max Fracas

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Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« on: October 13, 2016, 02:39 PM »
Has anyone been able to get into the Hammer-Felder Owners group site?  All I see is "connection problems" when I call up the website. 

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Offline 50-50

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2016, 04:28 PM »
I have the same issue.
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Offline RussellS

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2016, 05:32 PM »
Not sure what you are talking about.  I just went to the Yahoo Felder Hammer Group and it was up and running fine.

Offline Picktool

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2016, 05:52 PM »
Not the Yahoo Group https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/felder-woodworking/conversations/topics

Max means:
http://hammerfelderowners.com/index.php

Isnt that Frank Trickles site? I believe he is the Sitting Elf here?

Been down all week.
Well Dogey

Offline neilc

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2016, 05:55 PM »
Yes - Frank was the guy running that site.  Find @SittingElf (Sitting Elf) in the member list here and send him a PM.  He has not been on FOG since December of last year, but he might still have his email active.


My mentioning him in this thread might also send him an email alert.


Offline RussellS

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2016, 10:16 PM »

Offline egmiii

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2016, 11:14 PM »
I think it's been down over 10 days. The yahoo group is still quite active.

Offline kcufstoidi

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2016, 07:36 AM »
Not the Yahoo Group https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/felder-woodworking/conversations/topics

Max means:
http://hammerfelderowners.com/index.php

There are TWO separate Hammer Felder internet groups?  Lordy.

The Felder Owners Group has been going since early 2000 and is the original FOG on Yahoo. The HammerFelder Forum was started when Frank didn't like the way the original forum dispersed info. He thought he could do it better, didn't make friends in the original FOG where all the info/people in the know really is and his forum basically went nowhere.

John

Offline Picktool

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2017, 06:36 AM »
Something must be wrong w/ Frank aka @SittingElf
Been about 4 months now.

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Well Dogey

Offline Poindexter

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2017, 07:06 AM »
Are there other sites?

Offline SouthRider

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2017, 07:56 AM »
Yes, the Yahoo group is very helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable - even to a newcomer to sliding table saws like me.

The Yahoo interface is limited and clumsy - but the group is great.

Offline Motown

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2017, 04:01 PM »
I just signed up for the Yahoo group, even though I wasn't crazy about giving Yahoo my data (they have had two massive security issues in the last couple of months). Last year I bought a Hammer B3, N4400 and a used A3-41 (2003, blue model). I am having an issue with my A3 as the outfeed table for the jointer is higher than the blade and I can't micro adjust enough to get it right....hoping this group or someone on the FOG might be able to provide advice.

Offline ben_r_

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2017, 11:33 PM »
Welp, guess Im gonna have to join the Yahoo group now. I hate that system. So archaic.
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Offline kcufstoidi

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2017, 09:04 AM »
While a lot of us share the same opinion it is what is, it's free and not owned by Felder. Many of us find that when you first setup the account when its comes to the subscription category go with individual email. Like anything it doesn't take long to get involved in a new way of looking at things. With individual email its easy to delete if you have no interest. There is a lot of info in the files and pics that helps both user with new and older equipment. The forum has been going since 2000 so it must be doing something right. LOL

John

Offline Motown

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2017, 09:13 AM »
Ben,  good luck. I signed up for a few days ago and still haven't been "approved". Let us know how it goes.

Offline teocaf

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2017, 12:01 PM »
Something must be wrong w/ Frank aka @SittingElf
Been about 4 months now.

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A quick search on the googlematic shows that frank retired from flying and went into the fast talking peddling of used stuff, aka the auction business.  It's a bummer that he pulled the plug with no word on the Felder forum, because I find myself needing info on the brand now also, since I just picked up a used A3-31 Hammer for my new shop.  I'm in the same boat as these last posters on this thread--I would like to know if there are any useful "tricks" that would help in getting into that Yahoo group.

Offline kcufstoidi

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2017, 12:40 PM »
Unlike a lot of forums the approval goes through the moderators and is not automated. I'll send a quick message to Brian the moderator for you.

John

Offline kcufstoidi

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2017, 03:07 PM »
For those trying to join the moderator is recovering from surgery and asks for your patience. He should be back in action shortly.

John

Offline ben_r_

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2017, 04:42 PM »
For those trying to join the moderator is recovering from surgery and asks for your patience. He should be back in action shortly.

John
Dang that sucks. He should have a backup to help out.
If at first you don't succeed, redefine success!

Offline kcufstoidi

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2017, 05:07 PM »
You can volunteer when you're a member.

John

Offline ben_r_

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2017, 05:38 PM »
You can volunteer when you're a member.

John
I would, but how often do you think a forum owner gives moderating powers to a newb?! heck I have over 15K posts in some forums and am a member of MANY across the net and have never been asked to become a mod. They dont give that power away to just anyone.
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Offline Poindexter

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2017, 07:04 AM »
I keep getting an error code when trying to join.  Maybe I'm not looking at the right group.  Does someone have a link to it?  The Yahoo link posted earlier in this thread isn't working.

Offline kcufstoidi

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2017, 07:49 AM »
I tried the above links and they all worked for me. I just did a copy and paste to the link below and it worked OK. Could it be a short term problem on your end.

http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/felder-woodworking

John

Offline Poindexter

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Re: Hammer-Felder Owners Group down?
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2017, 08:05 AM »
I ended up at a different Felder group because it seemed like the link wasn't landing on anything.  But clicking "Join" seemed to make it the right result.  Thanks!