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02-20-2017 01:51 AM

Hello all:

wife and i are almost to retirement age, currently doing a remodel to our house and have discovered we really enjoy it, We are currently in a research phase of converting a one car garage into a place to make a small wood shop.

im not trying to rehash or start the shopsmith vs separate debate. we realize the pro/cons of each. and are discussing that as well

but what we are looking for if there is anyone in n central or ne oklahoma that is actively using a shopsmith in a smaller shop that wouldnt mind a cpl old ppl checking out the shop and asking questions.

and if there is a gent names mudflap around “we were sent your way on another forum” please let me know

thanks again
Troy & Andrea

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#1 posted 02-20-2017 03:06 AM

Here is where they hang out
Oh and welcome to lumberjocks hope you enjoy the forums.

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#2 posted 02-20-2017 03:18 AM

Hi, Troy and Andrea! Welcome to LumberJocks and the world of woodworking! I am the Candy in ‘Mudflap and Candy’. We’d be happy to meet and discuss ShopSmiths, unfortunately, ours is not functional, at the moment. Ask us anything. We are happy to help/enable!
PS: stop calling yourselves ‘old’! You’re younger than us and we ain’t old…well, Mudflap is, but I’m not LOL! You need 5 posts before you can PM so post away! Come on over to the link AJ (diverlloyd) posted above!

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 02-20-2017 03:33 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-20-2017 03:47 AM

Hello Troy and Andrea! Welcome to Ljs
Not sure what all of your abbreviations meant but I’m afraid I can’t help with your Shopsmith question.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 02-20-2017 04:18 AM

Welcome, enjoy this site. A lot of friendly folks and advice.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#6 posted 02-20-2017 05:00 AM

Welcome new friends. I mostly hang out at Stumpy-Nubbs ( the asylum) while Candy is all over the globe. You are going to find slew of new friends there. So again, welcome.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#7 posted 02-20-2017 10:06 AM

many thanks to everyone for the hospitality, im sure you will be reading more from us , as we have tons to learn,

and we have alot of reading and researching to do.

Candy would you and mudflap care to meet for coffee at the big cabin truck stop some time ??
We are hoping to make OKC this weekend they are having a mark 7 demo this weekend, then there is one in tulsa next month.

we also discovered that grizzly has a big place in springfield, so thats a day trip with a lamberts stop.

thanks again all and looking foward to the journey
Troy & Andrea


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#8 posted 02-20-2017 12:35 PM

We almost always stop there to eat on the way to Tulsa! We would be glad to meet you all there. We made a day trip to the Grizzly place in Springfield not too long ago. The place is huge. Wear your walking shoes. AND it is right next door to an antique mall! The rust hunt is on!
Ive heard of Lambert’s (Home of the throwed roll). We’ve not eaten there. Looking forward to meeting!

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 02-20-2017 01:12 PM

Troy, glad you found this site. Welcome. Hope you folks can get together with Jim and Candy.
And, the machines in Tulsa are a great buy. Hope you get can get it the whole shebang.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#10 posted 02-20-2017 06:24 PM


if you all ever get close to springfield, Lambert’s is worth the trip, their chicken fry will equal or outdo Clanton’s and yeah that a big claim, but they are awesome place to eat, not fancy just real good. only con to lambert’s is they are always busy and normally there is a wait.

and we look forward to meeting you all, i hope your SS can be repaired pretty quickly,

Gene: thanks for everything, and as the son of a veteran, the father of a veteran, and i veteran myself the words in your sig ring true

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#11 posted 02-20-2017 11:50 PM

Thank you for your service, Troy! By the way, Grove is a stone’s throw from us :-)

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 02-21-2017 12:31 AM

Candy: yeah :) andrea used to live in vinta 15 year ago and actually has worked at both big cabin truck stop and clantons, she has alot of family up thru claremore winnganon and such, we are up that way one or twice a month. We have approx 5 years and then hope to retire and that area and NW Arkansas is where we hope to spend our final days at. she still has friends in vinita we go see. i love the area, but there are a cpl spots in Ark that have taken my breath away. but i must confess my fav brother in law is between claremore and pryor.


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#13 posted 02-21-2017 12:36 AM

I’ll have to ask Brenda(at Clanton’s) if she remembers Andrea.

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 02-21-2017 01:16 AM

rofl, tell brenda Andrea mcNeill “its not mcneill anymore” but tell her she says hi, and her and tracy are buddies.

we did just find out the SS in grove sold. we are heading to OKC friday to see the mark 7 demo. and then keep hunting.

but if you and mudflap were starting over from scratch would you still go the SS route or the seperate route ??

Troy & Andrea

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#15 posted 02-21-2017 03:18 AM

Hahaha! I will!
Tough question. ShopSmith was a dream (of our younger years) that was forgotten until a co-worker said he had two and would give us one to make room in his garage shop. By that time we had most of the separate machines. If space were a concern, I think we would lean more toward the SS.

-- God bless, Candy

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