Hi folks, Jan 1 and a new year is upon us all.
Awhile back, my Dad received a lightly used Mark V with the bandsaw add-on, plus the assorted tools that came with it from my Uncle. My Dad wanted to ‘get into’ woodworking and putter around the house. Unfortunately he has COPD, and as we all know woodworking creates a Lot of dust… even with decent DC’s etc… so he hasn’t used it much, and doesn’t seem inclined to start using it. I’m not sure when it will be, but I’m going to be getting the Mark V, plus a Shopsmith DC to integrate into my shop. For those who don’t know, I have a 12×20’ shop, which currently is jam packed: I went the other route as I built up my tool set with stand alone TS, bandsaw, jointer, planer, chopsaw, benchtop DP, midi lathe, and two work benches. This winter I’ve been making a lot of cutting boards, and I wound up doing the ‘small shop dance’ quite a bit, juggling the jointer, TS and planer. Question for the Shopsmith experts… I’ve only done a little work with it down at my folks’ place. I only have 240sf of shop space available. For shop planning purposes, am I ‘about right’ in planning on 7’ by about 30” for a space to store the Mark V? Not use, I’m figuring that any use of it will involve bringing it out of the parking place and using it for most operations; drill press, lathe, bandsaw, Horizontal boring, Sanding disc.
-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com