Mini Shop Smith

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Project by htl posted 07-16-2021 08:13 PM 830 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project that I have wanted to do since the 1980s when I got my first new Shop Smith.
I just never got around to it as back then I was building cabinets and furniture and helping build houses.
I found the plans on Face Book the other day so just had to give it a try.
I’ve owned 4 SS over the years and now use two to get my projects done.
One is a full size 510 2002 and a 500 I have took apart and have hanging on the wall for my drill press.
The blog is here.

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#1 posted 07-16-2021 08:55 PM

That is just great. A lot of time went in to that. Great job.

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#2 posted 07-16-2021 10:35 PM

As a fellow Shopsmith owner I love it . Well done!!

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#3 posted 07-16-2021 11:39 PM

Very neat precision model Bruce, well done sir!

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#4 posted 07-17-2021 12:52 AM

Well done and looks better than my Shopsmith.

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#5 posted 07-17-2021 01:02 AM

I am glad you built it. I learned something new. I had no idea what a shop smith was until now. Such a sheltered wood worker am I. Oh! And it looks great.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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#6 posted 07-17-2021 01:42 AM

Great build, love it.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#7 posted 07-17-2021 03:25 AM

Turned out right well congratulations,

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#8 posted 07-17-2021 01:38 PM

this model is soooooo damn cute you could have probably made a killing selling them in the 80s i would have bought one

GREAT JOB :<)))) #4

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#9 posted 07-17-2021 04:12 PM

I tip my hat to a proficient SS owner/user – good job

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#10 posted 07-17-2021 07:20 PM

That is down right cool.

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#11 posted 07-18-2021 08:35 PM

Great job on the model. I’m sure it was a lot of fun. Did you do your own drawings?


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#12 posted 07-18-2021 10:28 PM

Great job on the model. I m sure it was a lot of fun. Did you do your own drawings?


- Phil277

Check out this video with a link to the plans.

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#13 posted 07-24-2021 02:58 AM

Nice work Bruce!

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#14 posted 08-06-2021 03:01 AM

This is so cool! Love it htl!

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#15 posted 08-06-2021 07:12 PM

Thanks guys!!!
I’m really glad I found the plans as it really makes me smile when I look up on the shelf and see it.
It is a pain at times when it wants to go out in the shop and see it’s big brother. lol

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