Shopsmith #2: Shopsmith Jointer

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Blog entry by Levier2011 posted 04-25-2014 04:15 PM 1531 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Shopsmith Jointer

A few months ago I decided to change my Garage Setup due to space constrains and because I
Was very interested in trying the Shopsmith

At a decent price I got a Mark V with Band Saw and Jointer. The Table Saw Blade was still in a working Shape
But a lot of corrosion on the Bed of the Jointer

I try it once but the fence had an issue…missing parts or broken damage so I decided n to use it
And due to my priorities the use of the jointer was not the #1

Im working in the design and manufacturing of a Bar. Im usuing plywood for the cabinets and Maple as the Frame, Doors And the Drawers

The Maple is in a Semi raw status so the use of the Plane is a must…but I needed a Jointer.

Using a Makita Power Planner the results on the first frame was close to good but deep in my heart
I was sad about the Shopsmith and the Jointer

So after just 2 prayers Made, The manufacturing of an amazing Table saw sled was completedand the results are great.

My second prayer was to have a good day or night working in this project and Garage; I got the clear vision
On how to fix the Jointer

With some extra components I did a test on the Jointer and a Perfect 90 Degree was achived
And a perfect flat surface was the result of this small change to this unit

So Far the Shopsmith in the 5 basic applications Sand Disk, Table Saw, Horizontal Boring, Drill Press, and Lathe
Is performing at a very high level providing not only the results but better yet an understanding on how to achieve
Any result, task, or activity using this power tool

Next Is to finish my project and provide youtube a series of videos on how to Setup, use and adjust the Jointer and Band Saw
And how to perform calibration, cleaning and maintenance to the Mark V……

Im more info is needed please send me a Note

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#1 posted 04-26-2014 12:35 AM

Many woodworker have these machine and they serve them well

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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