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Shopsmithtom

780 posts in 2829 days


#1 posted 2829 days ago

This looks like a great place to spend some time. I’m glad to have found it. I do my work on a 54 year old Shopsmith. I learned my basic woodworking skills as a kid from my dad who bought it new in 1952. I had more separate power tools, but sold or gave them away so I could “get back to my roots”, so to speak. I guess a lot of purists would fault me for this, but sometimes when I’m working with this machine, I can almost see my dad there watching over me…telling me to be careful. There’s really a lot more to the story than that, but why start out here by boring everyone to tears this early in my tenure -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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oscorner

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#2 posted 2666 days ago

Welcome. Come on in and visit for a while.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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PanamaJack

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#3 posted 2664 days ago

Welcome SST to the one and only LumberJocks. We’re glad you found us. Enjoy.

P.S.Sorry I am late…

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Napaman

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#4 posted 2354 days ago

LOVE THE NEW PHOTO…WOW…you look like you stepped out of a “C&R” clothing store commercial…”What a difference a day makes…...”

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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rodb

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#5 posted 2034 days ago

Hi there
thanks for the shop advice.
I believe also that having the ability to move a bench for any and all the reasons you mentioned is a good idea.
Thanks again
Rod

-- R

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gjd

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#6 posted 1736 days ago

Congratulations on being a Lumber Jock for 3 years. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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cabinetmaster

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#7 posted 1735 days ago

Congratulations on your Anniversary. Hope you have many more on LumberJocks. We appreciate your posts and projects.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 1670 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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gjd

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#9 posted 1372 days ago

It’s that time of year again, just a little reminder that you are approaching your 4th anniversary as a Lumber Jock. Congratulations!
BTW: I think that you hold the Wisconsin record for longest continuously active Lumber Jocks!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Ken Monson

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#10 posted 1023 days ago

Good day. In the process of looking to purchase a shopsmith, I found myself at your Lunberjocks comments. I’m not finding any great deals on Shopsmith such as you had found, but picking is much slimmer here in ND. Interestingly however, I’m going to be traveling right through Wausau in a couple of weeks. Each yeaqr we spend Thanksgivings in Wapacu, WI. Do you know of any Shopsmiths that I might be able to bring home?
P.S., thanks for your insite and comments about Shopsmiths.
Ken

-- KMonson@gra.midco.net

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Shopsmithtom

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#11 posted 1023 days ago

I might. I don’t have any extra right now, but I may know of one. Can you give me an idea of what you were looking to spend? Sometimes when I find a machine, especially if it’s older & not run for a while, it needs (or at least should have) all the headstock bearings replaced. I can do this and really don’t need much for my time spent plus the cost of new bearings. If I know where you’re at, I can see if I can make it work for you. Or if you want to rebuild it yourself, that’s fine. Then I only need to figure the actual cost of the machine. -Tom

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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Eddie

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#12 posted 451 days ago

Tom- I ran across your comments on a thread and was hoping for a little insight.

I, like the person above, am looking to purchase a shopsmith.
The issue I’m running into is that the person who I am looking to buy from doesnt know a lot about it as he inherited it.

The ad reads:
Shop Smith, 1 1/8HP with book and implements (Table saw, jointer, Drill press, Lathe, Jig saw and Band saw.)
$200.00 or Best Offer.

Would you be able to tell what model this is?

Do you see anything that looks off/wrong?
Do you think it is a good deal?

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