shopsmith #1: my new toy has arrived

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Blog entry by Joe Watson posted 05-01-2010 04:52 AM 2599 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My dad found an old shopsmith at a garage sale for 150. restored the machine to its former glory. he bought it to me to have. has the table saw attachment, jigsaw, drill press horizontal boring.

shopsmith 10ER


shopsmith head

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-- Got Wood?

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#1 posted 05-01-2010 06:35 AM

You just have to love the old shop smiths! Looks like you have a good one here. I have a Mark 5 and I love it.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#2 posted 05-01-2010 09:43 AM

Nice one Joe.

I envy you being able to use yours immediately :-)

I have found the ShopSmith Users' Forum extremely helpful, and they seem to be a great bunch of guys.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#3 posted 05-01-2010 12:01 PM

Very nice restoration there. Great present from your dad. I always look at getting one, just never did it though..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 05-02-2010 02:18 AM

Sweet deal Joe. Now you’ve got plenty more tools to play with.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#5 posted 05-02-2010 04:49 PM

Congratulations on your new/old Shopsmith. I have 3 10er’s & love them. All 3 have been restored by me.They will last longer than you or I will with a little care & maintenance. A great group for that specific machine is:
Also, if you have any specific questions, feel free to PM me & I’ll try to help. -SST

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

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Bill Hayes

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#6 posted 05-04-2010 02:08 PM

I’m with SSTom, I have done two Er’s so far and have three more in the shop to work on. You have to love the dependability of these old machines and how simple they are to keep going. Very good tool to add to any shop.

-- Bill, Broken Arrow OK.

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Joe Watson

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#7 posted 05-07-2010 04:21 PM

bill think i have seen your machines on the yahoo group cool to see someone else in oklahoma with one. also two have come up recently on Craigslist one for 900 (rediculous) and one for 200. before that i always saw the mark V’s

-- Got Wood?

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