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10-19-2020 04:12 PM

GPA for athletes - 24 replies

This article in the paper really tripped my trigger. https://www.cantonrep.com/story/news/2020/10/11/canton-city-schools-consider-relaxed-academics-athletes/5940798002/ basically it say the BOA is considering lowering the GPA for athletes from 2.0 to 1.5 I’m wondering why bother at all – if someone throws a football well or...

10-09-2020 12:16 PM

Unisaw for sale - 8 replies

Perhaps this should be in the trade and sell section but I’m not selling anything, just passing on some info. This ad has been on Craigs List for several months and I just ignored it thinking it was a scammer but now I wonder because it has survived so long.copy and paste or go to Ohio CL and in the Akron/Canton tools section – ...

10-07-2020 02:01 PM

pen kits - 4 replies

I just got an email from WoodCraft and they are having a pen kit sale for the next 14 hours or so. It looks like a great assortment of pen kits for $5I don’t turn so I don’t know if this is a good deal or not but -

09-17-2020 07:42 PM

Chestnut cut offs - 21 replies

These are no longer available I mailed them today to a newbie with some seriously nice projects – Hopefully he’ll post a few I have a bunch of chestnut cut offs from the tissue boxes I recently made. There are 12 pieces 1/4” thick and 12” long and 12 pieces 1/4” thick and 8” longAs well, there are the s...

09-09-2020 05:32 PM

Our friend Sasha - 10 replies

I’m not sure how many here know Sasha from Russia but he and I have quite a friendship. Via the internet I was able to show him some tips and tricks about making bowls. He doesn’t have a RingMaster so he (like Bushmaster) made a tool to similate one.I passed on some measurements for tooling and bowls and he went at it like he was k...

09-04-2020 10:58 PM

DeWalt DW735 - 4 replies

SOLD IT TODAY If you’re considering upgrading, I have a DW735 with a new Byrd SHelix head in it. New is as good a description as can be because 2 weeks ago I changed all the cutters ( 40 of them ) and torqued to 40 inch pounds. I use my planer every day so the new head was tested right away and it passed.Everybody here knows the price...

09-03-2020 03:07 PM

Has anybody heard from Bushmaster - 12 replies

Getting older is sometimes no fun. Just moments ago doubleDD posted a project and mentioned LJ Jim Jakosh and that triggered my missing Bushmaster.I’ll clarify – I always consideered Brian ( Bushmaster ) THE innovator on this site with his out of the box engineering. Please don’t anybody take offense, it’s just that ...

07-15-2020 05:55 PM

Butternut - 17 replies

A long time friend has a butternut tree in his front yard. His front yard is on his 70 acre farm and he had it cut down because it had more than several dead limbs that were threatening his shooting canopy.Well, he finally got somebody to lay it down last Sunday and called me immediately. I went down (about a half hour drive) to look at it. I...

05-30-2020 02:41 PM

16-32 paper - 4 replies

I really dislike doing this but I just have to brag about my good fortune.First I bought a 16-32 drum sander at a fair price and I just happen to have found (a couple years ago) a place that has roll paper in all grtis for a more than fair price.Today I realized that some of them would work on my drum sander if I cut the taper on both ends. So ...

05-25-2020 11:02 AM

walnut burls - 14 replies

Hello everybody, I just wanted to leak the news that shortly I will have more walnut burls and burled slabs than I can store and will be for sale. If anybody wants a particular size, shape or configuration I need to know soon as the sawyer will be cutting in the next couple weeks.The tree was taken down live yesterday ( 5/29/2020 ) and cut to...

05-20-2020 12:56 PM

What is this - 43 replies

A friend told me a couple years ago about this piece of Ebony that he bought at a farm auction 20 years ago. I finally called yesterday and we located it in his storage building.it didn’t look like the ebony I had seen before but for $20 I brought it home anyway. I immediately cut a small slice off on the band saw and to my surprise it w...

05-18-2020 04:16 PM

Outside table - 27 replies

I’m going to build an outside table and I mean outside in the rain, sun and all that other stuff we get here in NE Ohio. I’ve decided to use some really old super nice aromatic cedar that I found last year. My problen is “what kind of finish” can I use that will hold up to Ohio weather ?The table will be about 4’...

05-14-2020 02:58 PM

shandi2312 -yet another scammer - 23 replies

I just got a PM from Shandi2312 and she wants to be my lover along with 126 of you guys. The only thing I can think to do is block it probably isn’t even of the opposite sex

05-05-2020 12:36 PM

Band saw blade ?'s - 12 replies

I’m not looking for answers to best brand because we all know that can be a year long back and forth.My questions are – how many tpi seems to be a fitzall blade ?Do you resaw with the same blade that you rip with ?

05-02-2020 02:01 PM

Back Saw - 23 replies

I understand there are hundreds of back saws available and at present I am in need of one. I don’t use it every day but when I need it -I want a smooth no splinter cut and I’m pretty sure a $300 saw isn’t the only answer. Has anybody had any luck with lessor models or is there one that could be recommended ? Thanks,Dick

04-22-2020 12:37 PM

Grizzly shipping - 5 replies

I would guess that most everybody here got the same email from Grizzly about their offering of a $25 flat rate shipping on machinery. I see it as quite a reach for sales but if somebody is looking to buy, now might be the time – at least to save on shipping

04-15-2020 06:18 PM

*yes* - 17 replies

I am pissed !!My wife is making face masks for friends and neighbors and we’ve mailed them to our kids in Canton and Zanesville Ohio. There are 2 in a small brown envelope and the previous cost $1.10 each.I just went to the P.O. to mail a third set to friends in Canton and the clerk said – $3.80 I exploded on the clerk and she exp...

04-02-2020 01:12 PM

summer chores - 9 replies

Well, here it is the 2nd of April and I’ve mowed the yard twice already. There’s a vacant lot behind me that I’ve been mowing for several years because the owner doesn’t get to it often enough. It’s on my way to the Historical Society to mow their yard so I just drop the deck and spend an additional 20 minutes or ...

03-22-2020 12:25 AM

Performax 16-32 sander - 92 replies

I would like to hear opinions good and bad about the performax 16-32 drum sander. I have an opportunity to buy a used one that comes with infeed table, outfeed table, casters and 6 boxes of different grit fitted paper for $800. It does not have the sandsmart switch upgrade and maybe that dates it ?Anybody have experience with this unit ?

03-16-2020 07:20 PM

So 1/2" is 1/2" right - - 30 replies

NOT I drill a 1/2” hoile in every bowl blank for the RingMaster and for several years I’ve been using the 1/2” forstner that was in my “made in China” forstner bit set. Well, wouldn’t you know that after several drilling hundred bowls with walnut, cherry, all sorts of lumber and of course some resin, the dar...

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