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Project by shipwright posted 10-23-2010 09:02 PM 5042 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a new bench top for a 1950 ShopSmith 10 ER that I restored about a year ago. I have posted it as an introduction to my new blog about how I do router inlays.

If you are interested please check it out:
http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/18834

Paul M

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/





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SASmith

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#1 posted 10-23-2010 09:40 PM

Wow Beautiful bench/inlay and that SS looks better than new. Nice work.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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mafe

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#2 posted 10-23-2010 10:02 PM

Wauuuuuuuuuuuuuu.
This is such a beautiful machine and restore.
Smiles!
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Wingstress

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#3 posted 10-23-2010 10:47 PM

Great job, I just put an outrageously long comment on your blog.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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twokidsnosleep

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#4 posted 10-23-2010 11:41 PM

Really cool bench and machine!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Joe Watson

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#5 posted 10-24-2010 12:19 AM

great job i just love my 10ER

-- Got Wood?

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jusfine

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#6 posted 10-24-2010 04:46 AM

Nice job on the inlay!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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rozzi

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#7 posted 10-24-2010 02:52 PM

Nice job. Too nice to use but what a display piece.

-- Duane, Iowa

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Lewis Baumstark, Jr.

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#8 posted 10-24-2010 04:08 PM

If I were Shop Smith, I’d be asking to use a picture of that as the cover for my latest catalog. You have really done them right.

-- Every time I walk in my shop I thank my dad, my geometry teacher, and my drafting instructor...in that order.

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shipwright

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#9 posted 10-24-2010 04:47 PM

Thanks Duane, but it’s too good a tool not to use. It was the main tool used in building my ”Oops”

Paul M

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Napaman

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#10 posted 10-27-2010 04:46 AM

on top of all this you are s SMITHY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woot…i have a 520 and love it…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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shipwright

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#11 posted 10-27-2010 05:24 PM

My Oops! project was done as an affirmation of what can be done with a ShopSmith. I used all five functions in building it. Check it out on http://www.builtwithashopsmith.blogspot.com/
I’ve got all the stand alone stuff but ya just gotta love the old cast iron.

Paul M

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Pop

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#12 posted 12-30-2010 04:00 AM

I’ve been exposed to Shopsmith since the 7th. grade now i’m 70. I have owned, repaired, rebuilt & modified these machines for around 50 years. I’m the mentor for SS in my woodworking club. The SS has been slowly improved over the years. It’s faults: tilting table saw, lathe too short between centers, under powered & the most god awful fence ever made by mortal man. I have a 520. They fixed the fence, really improved the table system, but you can’t get away from that tilting table. I also found it’s accuracy somewhat on the slack side.
The new “Power-Pro” seems to have solved the power problem.

When I first started my wood shop I bought a Craftsman radial arm saw, next was a old SS greeney and added SS’s stand alone tools. They served me well. Went through a TotalShop and bought the 520 & everything else. ( jointer, bandsaw, belt sander, strip sander, speed increaser, speed decreaser & tons of accessories. .

I think SS’s problem is their pricing. The new “Power-Pro” sells for $3,000.00. I have an up coming talk on Shopsmiths. So! I ran the numbers you can fill a shop with stand alone tools & save around $1,000.00 rather than buy a SS. However you can’t put that shop of tools in a 2 ft. X 6 ft. space.

Your 10ER rebuild is better than anything I’ve seen on SSUG. Great job.

Pop

-- One who works with his hands is a laborer, his hands & head A craftsman, his hands, head & heart a artist

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shipwright

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#13 posted 12-30-2010 04:17 AM

Thanks Pop

Did you check out the Oops! tutorial mentioned above? This is a direct link http://picasaweb.google.com/113532082003635114486/OopsTutorial?feat=directlink

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Pop

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#14 posted 12-30-2010 06:34 PM

Hi Shipwright, Just looked at your “Oops!” tutorial. In the real world I was a graphic & dimensional artist and then into television production. The last 10 years of the TV was training operations at the Charlotte fire & police academy. Your “Oops” tutorial hit every point in the process of building the piece. Great tutorial & super nice cabinet.

2 questions: What did you do with the paint pot? I missed it on the finished cabinet. What type of vacume pump do you use? I’m looking at a rather cheap pump at Harbor Fright that’s designed for AC use.

Pop

-- One who works with his hands is a laborer, his hands & head A craftsman, his hands, head & heart a artist

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Shopsmithtom

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#15 posted 01-17-2011 03:16 AM

Wow, I must have missed this earlier. Absolutely great job.

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

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