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Blog series by Jerry updated 07-21-2017 09:04 PM 6 parts 26350 reads 82 comments total

Part 1: Shopsmith Mark V Restoration

11-24-2013 02:54 AM by Jerry | 31 comments »

Please don’t laugh, I know all of you out there have “real” power woodworking tools. I could not afford the stuff I wanted as I’m just getting started, and I thought a used Shopsmith might be a good way to get going fast. So I bought this 1954 Shopsmith Mark V on Craigslist for $200.00. After I got it home, it promptly started making all kinds of terrible racket, and I discovered that I had bought $200.00 worth of junk, well almost. I found a place where I cou...

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Part 2: Rockwell Delta Table Saw Jointer Combo Restoration

12-12-2013 03:08 AM by Jerry | 9 comments »

This is a vintage Rockwell Delta Table Saw Jointer Combo, well, at least it was… the original jointer was sold and the owner kept the Magna jointer. So I re-assembled them anyway into the original configuration. Table Saw Jointer Here are the after pictures Table Saw Jointer Combo Once...

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Part 3: First Box Joint Test

01-13-2014 11:14 PM by Jerry | 5 comments »

Made my first box joint jig yesterday, and this is my first test of the Freud box joint cutter set.

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Part 4: Grizzly Dust Collector on Sale

02-24-2015 07:11 PM by Jerry | 9 comments »

Grizzly Dust Collector on Sale

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Part 5: My New ( to me ) Bandsaw

04-15-2016 11:27 PM by Jerry | 19 comments »

I grilled the Grizzly rep at length about the differences between the cast iron wheels and trunnion, and he said the cast iron was definitely superior in performance, especially in resawing, because the cast wheels being much heavier have a flywheel effect which keeps the blade moving through large pieces much more consistently, he also said the cast iron trunnion had much more precise adjustments than the steel. So I decided to buy this almost new used G0513X2 for $850.00 rather than a new G...

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