Shopsmith Mk V

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Blog series by NedB updated 01-01-2013 11:00 PM 2 parts 10450 reads 24 comments total

Part 1: First Impressions

02-27-2010 11:50 PM by NedB | 13 comments »

A little history, set your wayback machine all the way back to 1974, I went to the mall where my mom worked one weekend, and there was this guy, he had the coolest machine and he was making all this stuff with just that one machine! that’s my rough approximation of when I first learned about the Shopsmith. I bugged my parents for years following that, I just ‘knew’ that I could so so much really cool stuff if I had one. Forward to this past summer. My uncle decides he ...

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Part 2: New Year: Looking at integrating the Mark V into my shop...

01-01-2013 11:00 PM by NedB | 11 comments »

Hi folks, Jan 1 and a new year is upon us all. Awhile back, my Dad received a lightly used Mark V with the bandsaw add-on, plus the assorted tools that came with it from my Uncle. My Dad wanted to ‘get into’ woodworking and putter around the house. Unfortunately he has COPD, and as we all know woodworking creates a Lot of dust… even with decent DC’s etc… so he hasn’t used it much, and doesn’t seem inclined to start using it. I’m not sure w...

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