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Project by Tuuek posted 03-18-2010 03:36 AM 3007 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple of other projects I put together for use in the shop.
My Shopsmith is actually a 1956 model I restored. It was pea green when I bought it years ago. It has been in storage since 1996 and after the movers were done I had to replace the table trunnion and straighten out some of the adjustment handles. However it runs like a champ.
I still have a lot of work to do to get the shop up to a state where I feel it is complete. Then again do we ever really get our shop finished LOL.

-- Kelly -- Common Sense, Isn't Common to Everyone. - Me

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#1 posted 03-18-2010 03:58 AM

Nice looking shop.

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#2 posted 03-18-2010 04:01 AM

Nice shop Kelly.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#3 posted 03-18-2010 04:02 AM

You objected to pea green, I gather? :)

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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#4 posted 03-18-2010 12:57 PM

Thanks for the comments.
Actually I didnt mind it too much but because of the shape it was in when I bought it, I had no choice. The guys father had not cleaned it or removed the saw dust from it in decades, literally. Some of the saw dust I removed was harder than any wood I have ever seen or used. It was more like hard plastic. So after removing all of that it was pretty scarred up so I had to sand and repaint it. I went with the grey since most of them are grey now.

-- Kelly -- Common Sense, Isn't Common to Everyone. - Me

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#5 posted 05-20-2010 05:01 AM

Looks like You are getting your shop up and running and thats a nice looking lathe You got there !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#6 posted 05-20-2010 01:21 PM

Yeah its a slow process and after having had most of my stuff stored for years due to my military time I have a lot of stuff to replace too. I am currently working on an Oak sideboard for my wife and that is turning out to be a challenge due to my limited shop. My circular saw burned up while I was rough cutting the pieces for it so I now have to replace that. I also found out my miter guage on the table saw is less than square. Due to the way the tablesaw insert is made I have to use a crosscut sled in order to have a zero clearance cut surface. Oh and I have to make that too. So as time goes by and as the need arises the shop will expand.

-- Kelly -- Common Sense, Isn't Common to Everyone. - Me

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#7 posted 05-20-2010 06:07 PM

You’ve what it takes to make great projects good shop


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#8 posted 05-20-2010 06:25 PM

Thanks Jim. I appreciate it. I still have a long ways to go to get to the level I want to be but with time and patience Ill get there.

-- Kelly -- Common Sense, Isn't Common to Everyone. - Me

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