Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'shopsmith'

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Need a Good—Looking Coat Rack? You'll Have This One Done in a Few Hours

11-28-2017 01:46 PM by ScottBelleri | 4 comments »

I built this simple DIY coatrack in less than one day, using just a 2×4 and a hardwood dowel. I happened to have a drill press on my Shopsmith so I used that, but a drill with a drill guide (about $20 from Harbor Freight) can do the job just about as well. This project can be done easily with simple tools, really just a table saw, drill with drill guide, and sander. I used epoxy to glue the dowels in just in case they weren’t tight enough. They went in with some resistance, b...

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Home Made Tools and Jigs #3: Shopsmith Tool Rest Upgrade - Cheap, Easy, and Very Effective

09-26-2017 11:53 PM by Jerry | 14 comments »

I know all of you Shopsmith owners out there that do any turning quickly get frustrated with having to set the tool rest position with an Allen wrench, it’s tedious and fidgety. Shopsmith’s solution, the Universal Tool Rest is predictably expensive at over $200.00. My solution was to make two wooden handles, tap them with a 5/16 X 18 tap, and screw a 5/16 X 18X 3” screw into the hole, which is about 1 1/4” deep. This makes adjustments very quick and easy compa...

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small workshop ideas #4: Hey What's in your.... SMALL Workshop ?

09-23-2017 11:32 PM by oldguy2 | 0 comments »

Sept. 23,2017 This is a current workshop tour and comments. My home page tells some so here is a picture update..somehow I can’t get the pics to change there. This is a one car garage in the basement. Featured is a classic workbench 27 wide by 52 long 1.5 thick hardwood. It has built many projects and only 31 inch high just good for my 5’5” height. Next is the pegboard wall that is 12 feet long.holds most simple hand tools. more hand tools are in the tool chests b...

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Setting up my new small shop #3: Drill press bench [Shopsmith shorty]

06-17-2017 06:09 PM by htl | 1 comment »

My drill press is the one tool I bolted to the wall, it really helps save space.This is that old SS I helped put together back in the 1980s and then bought last year. I had the Dewalt bench where the Shopsmith is now but switched it around so I could have more room when cutting long stock.If I would have known this the shelves would have been put a little higher.This is the reason I don’t want to set up anything to permanent till I get it all figured out, and even then we all know it...

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Shopsmith Raised Panel Jig #1: A no tilt jig for Shopsmith Raised Panels

05-19-2017 11:17 AM by oldguy2 | 0 comments »

First I want to thank Charles Neal for the main idea of this jig.Next after owning my Shopsmith 20 years and having cut my first raised panels on an 8 inch Craftsman table saw, the search had been on for a non tilting table jig. Anyone can make the standard over the fence jig and high fence iig it will cut the panels, but the one give up owners know is the bevel cut. All my others saw cuts are no problem and my accessory jigs are fine. Like any other table saw owner a bevel cut is maybe 1...

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small workshop ideas #2: Shopsmith, Miter Saw and Wood buy

04-14-2017 11:40 AM by oldguy2 | 6 comments »

My Worshop Number 5 is the one car garage 13 by 21 and space is like everyone …use every inch. I have found a $15 nice deal on scrap from a furniture company that sells strips and I bought the load finally. It took three trips to get it to my home/ driveway. 3 inch wide, 2 inch wide all hardwood and then the too small except for fires pile. So for 3 days I have been with the miter saw cutting lengths and prepping everything and storing. My plan was to cut most to 4 ft. len...

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shop projects that failed #1: Shopsmith storage idea # %^$#

12-08-2016 01:30 PM by oldguy2 | 0 comments »

If you note I have many blogs, I will let you in a fact. In August I had a left knee full replacement and knew I would be headed towards having the right knee done. So it was done the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Not being a hunter here in PA, less concern on my part but in the September recovery of the first I was able to go out and sit on my small deck and look at the sights and enjoy. Not so in early December here, “stoke up the woodburner, Nana” too bad I lost that woodbur...

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Shopsmith Help

09-05-2016 03:18 PM by boxshop1345 | 1 comment »

i have a shop smith mark V, that i got when my wife grandfather passed. It is been kept in great shape he bought it in 94 when he retired. when i got it he had just about every thing you could get with it at that time minus a few add-on that. the issue I’m having with it is when i use the saw i can’t get a straight cut to save my life. i have read other forums and videos on the common issues and fixes with it. so it fixed part of the problems with the cuts when i use it at ...

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Skill Building #2: Learning More of the Things!!!

08-22-2016 10:08 PM by CraftyCantrell | 3 comments »

I’ve switched to a largely video format, as it’s easier to hit record at the beginning of a process, hit stop at the end, and then edit out the unusable bits. This week I undertook Lesson 1: Assignment 6: Tongue and Groove Joint Here is the video: Link included above, as I’m not sure that the video is loading correctly here. And you can read my full write-up on my regular blog

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Practicum #2: Application of Skills

08-01-2016 08:30 PM by CraftyCantrell | 2 comments »

Previously, I had selected 4 projects from Powertool Woodworking For Everyone that utilized the skills I had studied in the first 5 assignments of Lesson 1 of the self-study guide. Due to time constraints and some mishap in the shop, I was only able to complete the miter gauge extensions. This week, I completed the other 2 projects: 3. Adjustable Stop Block 4. Tapering Jig I have now completed several useful shop fixtures/jigs that will assist me with future projects! Check ...

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