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#1 posted 02-07-2011 11:43 PM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 02-07-2011 11:47 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 02-08-2011 12:02 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#4 posted 02-08-2011 04:05 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 02-08-2011 08:26 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” …Enjoy the experience.

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#6 posted 08-16-2011 07:50 PM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself just about 2 years ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…
I apologize for the late welcome but I am currently serving overseas and don’t have a lot of spare time on my hands.

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#7 posted 10-14-2015 08:57 AM

Cheers, Ronnibo.

I am glad that you commented on my blog.

“Mark and Fatman 51,
It is just as well you two are in California and Colorado because that makes it too hard for me to come around and pester you with Shopsmith chatter.”

I never knew that the Shopsmith made it so far south as Tasmania. Interestingly, I first learned the art of the lathe on my own father’s 10-er, which my grandfather bought new in 1951 and gave to my father a few years later when Pop opened his cabinet shop for business. I can see where the 10er would be popular so far south, given the cost of shipping compared to the Mark-V.

I have always felt that the 10er made an exceptional drill press because of the large adjustable table with fence, and the long quill which lets bits turn true. Like Mark, mine is my lathe and I have never felt the need to add another. As I post different blogs I have noticed that the shopsmith is starting to show up in all of its forms. It is a useful, well made, and interesting tool. The 10er was one heck of a production package to be made available for a farmer or a homeowner to purchase as early as +/- 1949 when owning power woodworking machinery of any kind was out out of reach for everyday people.

On any given day one can find a used shopsmith in Colorado, with a range of accessories, in good working order. Because our semiarid climate is not so hard hard on equipment as elsewhere. the 10er goes for 150 to 350 depending on the condition and accessories. The MarkVs are all over the map for price, ranging from $400 to $3400 depending on age, but they all seem to find new homes.

I look forward to seeing your posts about the shopsmith restoration.


-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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