Actually, it is. I’m the grandpa, and I’ve owned this Shopsmith since ‘83. Through the years, this original 500 model has been upgraded, first to 510, then to 520, and now to the ultimate upgrade, the Power Pro. What is the Power Pro? Simpl...
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Location: Gainesville FL and Michigan's U.P.
I'm an engineering graduate and retired businessman. In '03 we built our vacation home in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and two years later moved our Winter residence from Fort Myers to Gainesville Florida.
For 25 years, in fort Myers, I used my Shopsmith in 1/2 of a two car garage, a tight space, but I was able to do a lot of work, from mundane home improvement projects, to shelving units, and even a really nice hooded cradle for my first grandchild. Moving to Gainesville, I was confronted with the project of completing the closure of a two car carport. Although I have been able to do some work with my Shopsmith, the workspace is still very much a work in progress.
Up North I'm in much better shape as I have now completed the construction of a 24' x 28' workshop. This shop is the subject of my recent blog.
-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"
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I traveled the 1400 miles up I 75 from Gainesville Florida to the Upper Peninsula to take in the rifle and muzzleloading deer hunting seasons, and to do a little woodworking if possible. When I arrived at Manistique I was caught in a snowsto...
When we built our vacation home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, I had planned to have my shop in the garage, just as I had been doing in our Florida home for the past 25 years. However, with a house still undergoing interior work, the need to s...