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Collet chuck comparison with good news for Shopsmith owners.

06-01-2014 06:47 PM by horologist | 1 comment »

Collets or collet chucks are an excellent way to hold small pieces and with good tools the work can be removed from the collet and reinstalled with little loss of concentricity. The split wire chuck was developed by US watch manufactures in the mid-19th century and is quite accurate but requires the work piece to fit the collet very closely. If the object to be turned is of a larger diameter or more than a few thousands smaller than the collet ID then the collet can be damaged and accuracy...

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Shopsmith #2: Shopsmith Jointer

04-25-2014 04:15 PM by Levier2011 | 1 comment »

Shopsmith Jointer A few months ago I decided to change my Garage Setup due to space constrains and because IWas 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 ShapeBut 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 itAnd due to my priorities the use of the jointer was not the #1 Im working in th...

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Shopsmith Air Compressor, works!

11-08-2013 02:28 AM by DrTebi | 4 comments »

I bought a used Shopsmith Mark V about four years ago. It came with a whole bunch of extras, but until recently I had never tried out what looked like an air compressor and spray attachment. I admit it looked a bit scary to me :) But when I cleaned out my shop today (a floor remodel is coming soon), I figured blowing compressed air around with one fan on the south window and another on the north window would be great to get get rid of all the dust along the walls (I have a shelving system sal...

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Shopsmith Mk V #2: New Year: Looking at integrating the Mark V into my shop...

01-01-2013 11:00 PM by NedB | 11 comments »

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 w...

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Hooray, I bought a Shopsmith!

06-18-2012 02:56 PM by SaRoOl | 5 comments »

As I’ve said before, I am super new to woodworking. As in i haven’t done a woodworking specific project yet, just home improvement type things. So in my quest for tools I decided a Shopsmith would be the best bang for my buck to start out with. After watching Craigslist for a month or so I found a sweet deal on a used Shopsmith with several extra goodies. I wound up paying $675 for everything. It had a little rust, but I’ve taken care of that for the most part (still need to...

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My new hobby #3: Shopsmith Mark V

04-25-2011 09:32 PM by DanClem | 8 comments »

Over the weekend I came into possession of a 1984 Shopsmith Mark V. I spent all day Sunday hooking up and trying different configurations and after 24 hours of owning it I am a fan of Shopsmith tools. So, I’ve noticed other shopsmith owners on here and was wondering, what do I do next? It came to me 98% complete with band saw and jointer along with all the little parts for everything else. The router bits are still wax tipped from the factory almost 30 years ago. I am missing most ...

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Why everyone needs at least one Shopsmith & other ramblings #2: (actually reason #1) The dedicated extra tool

01-16-2011 07:14 PM by Shopsmithtom | 17 comments »

I thought it would be easy to find the time to knock out a blog piece every now & then, but I was mistaken. Maybe if I were a faster typist…then again, maybe not. Life (in this case, the holidays & re-building a couple of Shopsmiths…that’s sort of a holiday for me, too) just got in the way. But, Here goes. I’ve been going through in my head exactly how I should approach this, and since it’s been an ever-changing thing, I’m going to keep the form...

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Excited to Become a Lumberjock!

01-12-2011 12:42 PM by jjwoodshop | 12 comments »

I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to the group, say hello, thanks for having me, and I am excited to commune with you all in the days, months, and years to come. A little about me…. I am a Georgia boy who has settled in Matthews, NC. Happily married to my lovely bride for just over 3 years now, an old dalmation and a 1 yr old english bulldog pup round out our little family right now. I grew up wood working, my grandfather owned a custom picture frame shop and I ...

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Why everyone needs at least one Shopsmith & other ramblings #1: Now that I have your attention...let's talk

12-15-2010 10:01 PM by Shopsmithtom | 49 comments »

I’ve been wanting to do this for a long while now…waiting til I had the time, and the time never seems to materialize, so I figure I’ll just make the time & get started. First of all, and because my title might seem a little like bait, I don’t intend this to become a debate about the Shopsmith vs separate tools, or an argument over which way is best, nor am I trying to convert guys (& gals) to “my way” of seeing the world. Rather, I’m si...

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Another Shopsmith is resurrected

08-30-2010 06:57 PM by Shopsmithtom | 18 comments »

Since I really don’t need another Shopsmith in my shop but can’t seem to stop buying & restoring them, I have a constant need to find friends or relatives who need/want one for their shops. Thankfully, that hasn’t been a problem so far. This latest machine will go to a friend who’s in the furniture repair & restoration business. This machine dates to 1962 by the serial # and while it’s 48 years old, is basically the same as the most recent units. It wa...

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