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Getting the Most out of your Shopsmith #1: The Essential "Shopsmith Toolbox" (Old vs New)

06-25-2020 07:59 PM by MrGrowthRings | 0 comments »

I was about to type “A couple months ago…” but now I see I posted this video on the “Shopsmith Toolbox” in Dec 2017! Well anyway, this is another video that I shot as an aid to Shopsmith tool owners who might be in need of the go-to tool for the Shopsmith, which is a 5/32” Hex Wrench, or as some call it, an Allen wrench. Click the link below to check it out. Here’s the video link: https://youtu.be/Jd1aduaBvzc

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Getting the Most out of your Shopsmith #3: The Shopsmith Mark V 5-Point Safety Check (+1)

06-25-2020 07:51 PM by MrGrowthRings | 0 comments »

Using the Shopsmith Mark V, or any of the Shopsmith multi-purpose tools for that matter, can seem daunting at first, but with a little practice it’ll become second nature, just like driving a stick or avoiding Yoko Ono music. There are a couple must-check items on the tool that I double-check every time I use mine. I’ve uploaded a video to my “MyGrowthRings” Youtube channel that is worth a look, if you are just getting introduced to Shopsmith woodworking. Here&...

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Shop Smith #10: Dust collector for sanding disk mod.

05-25-2016 08:11 PM by htl | 1 comment »

Been using the sanding disk on the SS more and more with all the model making I’ve been doing so needed to get the cyclone hooked up to control at least some of the dusty mess.Wanted it to be a quick change over so here’s my out fit so far. I should add that I don’t have the newer sanding disk that will work with the newer SS’s saw guard.I bought my saw 2003 used and all the tools that came with it are for the table saw but for $400I’m not complaining. LOL ...

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Shop Smith #6: Shop Smith I cut it up some more.

04-08-2016 11:13 PM by htl | 5 comments »

Many would call this a shorty but it’s not short it’s in the tall drill mod and I cut the races with a metal cutting blade on my circular saw to get all the room I could length wise.I had shortened it the other day and it worked great but was still to long and since I now have a 510 there was no need for two full out SS.When it was cut last time I cut 18” off the bottom tubs so today when I got the wild hair to make it a true drill press I just used the 18” tubes to ma...

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Shop Smith #5: Adding a T-slotted extrusion for my SS saw fence.

03-27-2016 03:22 PM by htl | 2 comments »

I wanted to add a T-slotted extrusion to my SS fence. There are so many possible uses for a fence add on.Add stop blocks ,need a feather board no problem just bolt it or them in place.I had made one for my Dewalt saw who’s fence was way to short.Here’s the post where I did that. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/171410O bought a 48” length of 1”x3” T-Slotted Extrusion off Ebay from 80/20 PLUS for $42 with shipping.I can use the same fence on both of my Shop Smiths and Dewalt, jus...

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Shop Smith #4: Built a Shorty with my 1992 SS

03-27-2016 01:55 AM by htl | 3 comments »

Since I now have two Shop Smiths I’m going to shorten one so I can use it as a drill press and not take up so much room.I cut 14” off the bottom rails,some have taken 18” off but it’s only a 1 hour job so we’ll take it slow and if I like it may cut off some more.Here’s the problem.I want the SS butted up to the wall by the table saw and it sticks out quite a bit.In this picture the SS is out quite away’s from the wall but you get the idea, it sticks o...

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Predominantly Shopsmith-Built Shaker-Style Candle Stand Table from a single 2X4

06-07-2015 11:22 PM by MrGrowthRings | 4 comments »

Though I was traveling on business most of the month of May and only had a couple hours to spend in my shop, I had psyched myself up to participate in the 3rd Annual Summers Woodworking 2X4 contest and for the most part am happy that I did. I bet that I almost spent as much time sorting through 2X4’s at the several local Lowes and Home Depots and purchases a half dozen of them before locating my “White Whale”. It was an absolutely perfect specimen and will be the 2X4 ...

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Tools of the Trade - The Evolution of My Woodworking Tools

03-07-2013 02:35 PM by Chris Mobley | 1 comment »

Every wood worker has to start somewhere. My somewhere began with the purchase of a Shop Smith and this began the evolution of my woodworking tools. My mother and father had a friend that was selling their Shop Smith multi tool system back in the mid 1990’s and I was lucky enough to purchase it. This Shop Smith is perfect for doing small projects but not big construction jobs like I was used to. I decided that buying this system gave me a reason to put my creativeness to work and begin doing ...

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