Shopsmith 10ER After

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Project by mranum posted 01-18-2009 06:31 AM 5935 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here she is after the refurb. Rust-oleum “Hammered” finish paint is awesome on old machinery. I cleaned all the small rusted parts in an Alka Seltzer bath. Soak over night and a brass brush the next day and clean as a whistle.

Just gotta love old machines, they just keep going and going and…...

-- Just remember,it was a lone amatuer that built the ark, and a team of experts built the Titanic.

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#1 posted 01-18-2009 06:52 AM

Beautiful rehab. I have the same one. Looked almost as good when I bought it. Bought it off a guy moving cross country, who inherited it from his dad. you could tell they really took care of it. Great investment these old Shopsmiths.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#2 posted 01-18-2009 06:53 AM

Beautiful job on this old machine. It is nice to see them brought back to life. You should be proud! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 01-18-2009 07:49 AM


-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 01-18-2009 05:18 PM

That will make a great lathe, horizontal boring machine, and wonderfull drill press. Well worth the effort, and your effort shows.

Very glad to see the belt guard go back on there when you did the restore!

Does the table on the 10ER go in a XY pattern with cranks as well?

-- No good deed goes unpunished!

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#5 posted 01-18-2009 05:37 PM

Slick… Looks great. I hope that you get good use out of it.

-- making sawdust....

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#6 posted 01-18-2009 05:43 PM

Slick as a whistle…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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Thos. Angle

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#7 posted 01-18-2009 05:52 PM

Old machines are kinda like old wood workers; they just keep going and going and going….....................

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 01-18-2009 07:15 PM

The table tilts to 45* in each direction and there is a verticle crank adjustment underneath with lock knobs on the supports.

I got it with the jigsaw, mitre gauge, tablesaw blade head, dado set, router head, shaper head, router fence, jointer cutter head, mortise head, hold down attachment for the fence, fence, 12” sanding disc, 3” face plate, 6” faceplate, drive spur, dead center, tool rest, 1/2” drill chuck, 1/4” drill chuck, 5 Craftsman lathe gouges, and a copy of Power Tool Woodworking For Everyone by R.J. De Cristoforo which is the book written on this machine. I’m sure there are some others I forgot to mention. Best $100 I ever spent.

-- Just remember,it was a lone amatuer that built the ark, and a team of experts built the Titanic.

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#9 posted 01-18-2009 07:22 PM

Nicely done. I have a 10ER in process of restoration but it only gets occassional attention.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#10 posted 01-21-2009 07:37 PM

Very nice! I hope someday to be able to refinish mine as well!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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