Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'shorty'

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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 #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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