This morning I unpacked my new toys and can confirm that I have one Shopsmith mk 5, and one Master Shop. They are both in very sad condition, and I will be concentrating my efforts on restoring the Shopsmith and relegating the Master Shop to being the “spares” supply wherever possible.
The load waiting to be unpacked.
As you can see, there is rust everywhere
Even the Aluminium is seriously corroded
At least one of the main castings is broken
I can see that this is going to be a long and difficult restoration process, but I’m sure it will all be worth it in the end. I have been trying to manipulate my budget to buy a drill press followed by a table saw, with a lathe somewhere down near the bottom of the priority list – this way I get all 3.
Many of the accessories are missing, but at least I have the table saw and the lathe tail stock
-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.