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Forum topic by SST posted 08-23-2007 05:12 AM 7623 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SST

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08-23-2007 05:12 AM

I just acquired a Ripstrate accessory in a box with a new (old) shopsmith that I just bought. I guess 2 really wasn’t enough. Anyway, it clamps to my rip fence along with a wood adapter which is nothing more than about a 1 1/2” by 2 1/2” board the length of the fence that sits blade side of the fence and is pulled tight to the fence by a screw on the ripstrate.
It did not come with instructions, and I’m wondering if someone has any mounting instructions for this. It looks like it will work really great, but the guy who made the adapter mounted the ripstrate so it’s not quite parallel to the fence (and the blade). the rollers face in such a way as to guide the incoming board slightly in towards the fence as you push it. I’m wondering it that’s by design to keep the board snug to the fence, or if the guy just couldn’t drill his mounting holes in a straight line. That’s why instructions, or experienced advice would be helpful.
That’s assuming, of course, that any of this makes sense to anyone. I suppose a photo would really help, but I don’t know how to get one in here. -SST

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#1 posted 08-23-2007 01:41 PM

need help with the pix? Just ask – we are always ready to help. http://lumberjocks.com/help/writing/embedding-pictures here is the help file for embedding pix. And if that doesn’t work, someone here can find the problem, right Mike?? :)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 08-23-2007 01:41 PM

I’ve always wanted to get one of these.
I pasted Ripstrate in search the web,& came up with this PDF
This may help. There are some other things listed in the search, but I picked this one. Try searching yourself if you’d like more info.

-- -** 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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#3 posted 08-23-2007 01:51 PM

It appears to do about the same thing as my Board Buddies

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SST

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#4 posted 08-23-2007 04:47 PM

Thanks, Dick. Thats EXACTLY what I was looking for. It looks like the guy mounted it correctly, angled slightly towards the fence. While I haven’t tried it yet, it looks like it will be a great accessory. Thanks, also, for the tips on embedding pics. This is such a great site for info. I just hope someday someone asks a question that I actually know the answer to. Oh well…I’ll just absorb, for now. -SST

I also have located a fourth Shopsmith. Being sort of addicted to the old versions of this machine, I’m having a tough time resisting the urge to get it. I’ve developed some rationalization by saying “since they are “five tools in one”, I should have 5 so that I can quell the critics comments about the change over time. I’ll simply set one up in each mode. But then, the other accessories I have will allow me to have about 6 other uses as well, so maybe the actual correct number of machines is eleven. Hmmm…
I’m thinking that would be pushing my luck with my wife, although another tool guy gave my a great comeback line for that. He said, ” when my wife asks, ‘Don’t you have enough tools?’ I respond: ‘don’t you have enough jewelry?’ and the discussion is over.”
I don’t know, I think I’m treading in some treacherous waters, here… although, maybe I could buy her some jewelry first… -SST

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 08-23-2007 06:09 PM

A guy can also get by with only a couple pairs of shoes. LOL

-- -** 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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#6 posted 08-24-2007 02:07 AM

I don’t recommend the “don’t you have enough jewelry” line .. unless, of course, you prefer the couch.

shoes.. an interesting subject. I do remember a conversation or two initiated by Rick about the quantity of shoes I had… ... and then he sold his house and we began the packing. He had more footwear than I had!! (Hunting boots, fishing boots, work boots, dress shoes, casual shoes, running shoes, yard shoes, slippers,... and the list goes on.) We’ve never had the conversation again.

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