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Shopsmith Help

09-05-2016 03:18 PM by boxshop1345 | 1 comment »

i have a shop smith mark V, that i got when my wife grandfather passed. It is been kept in great shape he bought it in 94 when he retired. when i got it he had just about every thing you could get with it at that time minus a few add-on that. the issue I’m having with it is when i use the saw i can’t get a straight cut to save my life. i have read other forums and videos on the common issues and fixes with it. so it fixed part of the problems with the cuts when i use it at ...

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Skill Building #2: Learning More of the Things!!!

08-22-2016 10:08 PM by CraftyCantrell | 3 comments »

I’ve switched to a largely video format, as it’s easier to hit record at the beginning of a process, hit stop at the end, and then edit out the unusable bits. This week I undertook Lesson 1: Assignment 6: Tongue and Groove Joint Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI1IjMi-j1Y Link included above, as I’m not sure that the video is loading correctly here. And you can read my full write-up on my regular blog

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Practicum #2: Application of Skills

08-01-2016 08:30 PM by CraftyCantrell | 2 comments »

Previously, I had selected 4 projects from Powertool Woodworking For Everyone that utilized the skills I had studied in the first 5 assignments of Lesson 1 of the self-study guide. Due to time constraints and some mishap in the shop, I was only able to complete the miter gauge extensions. This week, I completed the other 2 projects: 3. Adjustable Stop Block 4. Tapering Jig I have now completed several useful shop fixtures/jigs that will assist me with future projects! Check ...

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Regular Meintenance: Important, Tedious, Necessary

07-10-2016 05:09 AM by CraftyCantrell | 0 comments »

New post is up on my regular blog covering cleaning, maintenance and alignment of the ShopSmith base unit. Please check it out by clicking here

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Rediscovering Woodworking #3: More Hybrid than Power Journey

05-18-2016 12:13 AM by Tim Royal | 0 comments »

It was suggested in the comments on my first blog 2 years ago that I seek a more hand tool direction because of almost non-existent space to work. I AM a hybrid woodworker and love handtools, but have found that it is actually more and not less expensive to be completely hand tool oriented, primarily because larger projects using rough lumber are so labor and mainly space intensive as to be impractical when you are essentially forced to do most of your work outside in nice weather. What do yo...

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Shop Smith #5: Adding a T-slotted extrusion for my SS saw fence.

03-27-2016 03:22 PM by htl | 2 comments »

I wanted to add a T-slotted extrusion to my SS fence. There are so many possible uses for a fence add on.Add stop blocks ,need a feather board no problem just bolt it or them in place.I had made one for my Dewalt saw who’s fence was way to short.Here’s the post where I did that. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/171410O bought a 48” length of 1”x3” T-Slotted Extrusion off Ebay from 80/20 PLUS for $42 with shipping.I can use the same fence on both of my Shop Smiths and Dewalt, jus...

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Shop Smith #4: Built a Shorty with my 1992 SS

03-27-2016 01:55 AM by htl | 3 comments »

Since I now have two Shop Smiths I’m going to shorten one so I can use it as a drill press and not take up so much room.I cut 14” off the bottom rails,some have taken 18” off but it’s only a 1 hour job so we’ll take it slow and if I like it may cut off some more.Here’s the problem.I want the SS butted up to the wall by the table saw and it sticks out quite a bit.In this picture the SS is out quite away’s from the wall but you get the idea, it sticks o...

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Shop Smith #2: Where did you get you first look at a shop smith?

03-21-2016 03:07 PM by htl | 5 comments »

I all ways thought my first look at a Shopsmith was at the mall back in the 1980’s but these pictures beg to differ. I picked up a newer Shopsmith last week a 510 the ShopSmith 50th Golden Anniversary Edition 2002 man it’s all crome and shiny. LOL

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Making Tea Light Candle Holders

01-26-2016 04:53 PM by beahan | 0 comments »

This is a set of tea light candle holders that I made: This was my first documented build, so if there are any comments or suggestions, please let me know. I recorded the whole process and it can be found here: View on YouTube

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Shop Smith #1: -Day one

01-16-2016 02:10 AM by htl | 12 comments »

This is a long story about getting a used Shop Smith. Been getting back into wood working the last year and an working out of my 2 car garage.I really only have half because the lawnmower and motor cycle take up quite a bit a room.Been using a small Dewalt contractors saw which I love for it’s great fence system.My drill press, and two sanders are HF with the Sears 12” band saw. I’m just making very small toy parts so don’t need or want any thing bigger. All this...

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