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

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Blog entry by oldguy2 posted 12-08-2016 01:30 PM 976 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of shop projects that failed series Part 2: Rebuild the Shopsmith cabinet ...again..doing better. »

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 woodburner in the last move also. I miss that too. Now I have owned my Shopsmith 510 since 1996 and had the original shelf with it, well thought out. And I have copies of Hands On their magazine and the under Shopsmith storage (on Lumberjock recently built this ) did look ok. So I built it tried to fit in as much as the photo. You know they alway look grand like a decor home. and I have done the wire shelves underneath. I have sat back and said . Alright so what is it you don’t like about the underneath storage ? the dust, reaching in, do you want more under there , screw it and just have its own cabinet for all those accessories.. For any one new or old, Shopsmith has a blade adaptor arbor to run any 5/8 hole blade and worth the few dollars. I recently met an owner who was very pleased to learn that. I have 2 of these myself and 2 shopsmith arbors and the dado arbor. Some came with my purchase, I bought mine used. In my projects was an attempt to put two shelves underneath and I put hardboard under the way tubes for dust control with electric ties. I also had to cut around the lift assist. So my assessment it hold alot, things fall off when I roll it. dust minimal, reaching under not often but hard to do for a push stick….hard to do on any table saw not just a Shopsmith. Where do I keep the fence, its 29 inches long.? so I had originally copied the new version of the Shopsmith shelf, bolted a 2×2 to the legs and after planing it to an inch and staining it. Screwed it to the 2×2. I think this is 4th time I have remounted this idea. Things are close by. few things fall off. I had put the fence from the right and blade guard also. Lathe tail stock holes on the left to not hit the table height. two slots for 12 inch disk and extra blade. easy to keep some measuring tools on the shelf. I found a great buy on a 3 drawer stand at sears and bought it just for the shopsmith accessories. added some dividers and I have a large drill set that sits on the top. Most happy with this and should tell myself to leave well enough alone. I can also get to the foot pedals for the leg adjustments, that was a problem I had with the under cabinet. I see some nice cabinets on Pinterest but I think I found the best for me. Comments from owners or those who are considering Shopsmith are wellcome. Now Mine is running for 32 years with just the usual simple maintenance. I have seen the demo of new model, and it is impressive.

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