|Project by Heath||posted 1598 days ago||5682 views||4 times favorited||16 comments|
I am a budding Shopsmith enthusiast and this is my 3rd Shopsmith (the other two being older Model 10ER machines). This one wasn’t in too bad of shape when I got it (last picture), but I still decided to tear it down and completely refurbish it. I enjoy rebuilding old woodworking machines (I also have a couple vintage jointers and a lathe in my collection) and when I do, I like to give them a personal touch. I don’t like for them to look like everybody else’s machine.
I’m also a huge New Orleans Saints fan and had decided to go with a paint scheme honoring them about half way through their historic Super Bowl season. The only change I made to my design after the Super Bowl was to add the Super Bowl XLIV logo.
These are fun machines to use, and now that I’ve got it looking so great I can’t wait to get it all dirty from use!
-- "I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it." - Pablo Picasso