ShopSmith 50th Golden Anniversary Edition 2002
I was just sitting and thinking about my use of the Shopsmith over the years and it hit me why I love and many others love the Shopsmith so much.
It’s as Dave said the transformer aspect.
How many tools can you buy that you can truly soup up change it around and buy more and more parts for.
There is just an attraction to me to be able to change it for whats needed.
Back around 1983 I had a cabinet shop and did all kinds of work around Atlanta Ga.
Shopsmith had a store there and I would have to go in and get my fix of new toys.
I look at the toy catalog that is Shopsmith now and can’t beleave the many extras I used to have for it.
Man I wish I hadn’t come on hard times many years ago and sold my many SS treasures. lol
But that’s fine I learned so much and was able to change the tool every time I needed some thing different to get the job done.
Don’t get me wrong I had table saws and radial arm saws to help get it done fast but the SS was really my first store bought tool and the one I have always loved to play with the most.
So here’s what I picked up last week, drove 150 miles for a $400 ShopSmith 50th Golden Anniversary Edition.
It’s all shiny and new looking I’m just thrilled to death about it.
The last one I got and blogged about was 30 some thing years old, it works ok but is missing some parts and is just way passed being pretty but this one is all shiny and new to me, it’s just 12 years old so for a shopsmith its like new. lol
So now I have two shopsmiths to add together and transform into a real wood working performer.
-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.