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Project by Shopsmithtom posted 2796 days ago 1508 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first real woodworking project I’ve done in years. Every step was done on a pair of 50 plus year old shopsmith 10ER’s, one of which I learned basic woodworking skills on from my dad who bought it new in 1952. I designed it based on a couple of pieces I’ve seen and have plans available. I’m new enough here that I’m not sure if there’s a place to post them for interested people, but I will if I’m able to do that. Working with the old shopsmith is kind of a labor of love, as I can almost see my dad watching over me as I work.
By the way, I’m a lot better looking in person than in my picture. -SST

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





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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 2796 days ago

Nice job. Your dad should be proud of what he has passed on.

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scottb

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#2 posted 2796 days ago

I have the same machine in my basement… bought it from a someone who’s father passed it down (before he moved cross country) a nice old piece of equipment. Very happy with it. I feel a sense of history and duty working with it… and with all its “tricks” It has helped me do some creative problem solving…

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Don

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#3 posted 2796 days ago

Lovely table, I like the taper in the legs, very graceful; reminds me of a ballerina. What kind of wood and how did you finish it?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2796 days ago

Nice looking table, I almost bought a Shopsmith years ago, I think they cost about $350 at the time, but I couldn’t afford it.

By the way, what does SST stand for ? Super Sonic ?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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jeanmarc

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#5 posted 2260 days ago

nice looking work

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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SCOTSMAN

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#6 posted 2128 days ago

You haVE just givemn me the inspiration for my next woodworking project( POSSIBLY) a nice slender hall table I really have wanted to make one for a while. well done for the inspiration thanks again Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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