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An offer I couldn't refuse

So yesterday I was up in a tree I am felling for and with my step-dad (I keep the wood) when he asked if I had done any turning. I said no because I don't have a lathe, but that I would like one. He looked up at me and asked if I'd like one.

Well I know he has a workshop, but it is mostly for metal working and his lathe is a large metal lathe, so I thought he was kidding. Anyway, after we cleaned our mess up at the end of the work day, he took me to his open-sided store area under the garage and showed me what looked like a Shopsmith, but there was no name plate I could see. Further back in the store was a second one, but this one has the Shopsmith logo on the control dial. He thought at least one of them still had a working motor, so he plugged one in and switched it on. I was gobsmacked when the motor sprang to life. The motor sounded smooth - no scraping or rattling, no wheezing or staining - the bearings sound like new and the main spindle turns easily by hand as if it had been recently overhauled and lubricated.

He'd picked them both up for a song a few years ago with the idea of building one good machine out of two, but never got around to it. Since then the machines have been sitting in a fairly exposed area deteriorating further. He doesn't think he'll get to restoring and using them, so he reckons someone who will respect and use them well should have them for free.

I'll probably collect the machines some time this month and will blog the restoration process and the first project. I know there will be a ton of work to do as these machines look like they belong on a scrap heap, but I'm sure it will be an interesting and rewarding journey. Like my wife said, felling a tree is hard work but the pay is good.

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An offer I couldn't refuse

So yesterday I was up in a tree I am felling for and with my step-dad (I keep the wood) when he asked if I had done any turning. I said no because I don't have a lathe, but that I would like one. He looked up at me and asked if I'd like one.

Well I know he has a workshop, but it is mostly for metal working and his lathe is a large metal lathe, so I thought he was kidding. Anyway, after we cleaned our mess up at the end of the work day, he took me to his open-sided store area under the garage and showed me what looked like a Shopsmith, but there was no name plate I could see. Further back in the store was a second one, but this one has the Shopsmith logo on the control dial. He thought at least one of them still had a working motor, so he plugged one in and switched it on. I was gobsmacked when the motor sprang to life. The motor sounded smooth - no scraping or rattling, no wheezing or staining - the bearings sound like new and the main spindle turns easily by hand as if it had been recently overhauled and lubricated.

He'd picked them both up for a song a few years ago with the idea of building one good machine out of two, but never got around to it. Since then the machines have been sitting in a fairly exposed area deteriorating further. He doesn't think he'll get to restoring and using them, so he reckons someone who will respect and use them well should have them for free.

I'll probably collect the machines some time this month and will blog the restoration process and the first project. I know there will be a ton of work to do as these machines look like they belong on a scrap heap, but I'm sure it will be an interesting and rewarding journey. Like my wife said, felling a tree is hard work but the pay is good.

:)
great score…nice of him to do that for ya…hopefully it wont be to bad and you get one running good..then it will be time to turn your first project…it should be something made form some exotic …have fun..
 

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An offer I couldn't refuse

So yesterday I was up in a tree I am felling for and with my step-dad (I keep the wood) when he asked if I had done any turning. I said no because I don't have a lathe, but that I would like one. He looked up at me and asked if I'd like one.

Well I know he has a workshop, but it is mostly for metal working and his lathe is a large metal lathe, so I thought he was kidding. Anyway, after we cleaned our mess up at the end of the work day, he took me to his open-sided store area under the garage and showed me what looked like a Shopsmith, but there was no name plate I could see. Further back in the store was a second one, but this one has the Shopsmith logo on the control dial. He thought at least one of them still had a working motor, so he plugged one in and switched it on. I was gobsmacked when the motor sprang to life. The motor sounded smooth - no scraping or rattling, no wheezing or staining - the bearings sound like new and the main spindle turns easily by hand as if it had been recently overhauled and lubricated.

He'd picked them both up for a song a few years ago with the idea of building one good machine out of two, but never got around to it. Since then the machines have been sitting in a fairly exposed area deteriorating further. He doesn't think he'll get to restoring and using them, so he reckons someone who will respect and use them well should have them for free.

I'll probably collect the machines some time this month and will blog the restoration process and the first project. I know there will be a ton of work to do as these machines look like they belong on a scrap heap, but I'm sure it will be an interesting and rewarding journey. Like my wife said, felling a tree is hard work but the pay is good.

:)
That's what I think folks should do with things they don't use. Like routers LOL
 

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An offer I couldn't refuse

So yesterday I was up in a tree I am felling for and with my step-dad (I keep the wood) when he asked if I had done any turning. I said no because I don't have a lathe, but that I would like one. He looked up at me and asked if I'd like one.

Well I know he has a workshop, but it is mostly for metal working and his lathe is a large metal lathe, so I thought he was kidding. Anyway, after we cleaned our mess up at the end of the work day, he took me to his open-sided store area under the garage and showed me what looked like a Shopsmith, but there was no name plate I could see. Further back in the store was a second one, but this one has the Shopsmith logo on the control dial. He thought at least one of them still had a working motor, so he plugged one in and switched it on. I was gobsmacked when the motor sprang to life. The motor sounded smooth - no scraping or rattling, no wheezing or staining - the bearings sound like new and the main spindle turns easily by hand as if it had been recently overhauled and lubricated.

He'd picked them both up for a song a few years ago with the idea of building one good machine out of two, but never got around to it. Since then the machines have been sitting in a fairly exposed area deteriorating further. He doesn't think he'll get to restoring and using them, so he reckons someone who will respect and use them well should have them for free.

I'll probably collect the machines some time this month and will blog the restoration process and the first project. I know there will be a ton of work to do as these machines look like they belong on a scrap heap, but I'm sure it will be an interesting and rewarding journey. Like my wife said, felling a tree is hard work but the pay is good.

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PG Zac,

I can't remember the last time I was 'gobsmacked.'

Good luck with the Shopsmiths. They continue to enjoy a healthy following.

Best,
Peter
 

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An offer I couldn't refuse

So yesterday I was up in a tree I am felling for and with my step-dad (I keep the wood) when he asked if I had done any turning. I said no because I don't have a lathe, but that I would like one. He looked up at me and asked if I'd like one.

Well I know he has a workshop, but it is mostly for metal working and his lathe is a large metal lathe, so I thought he was kidding. Anyway, after we cleaned our mess up at the end of the work day, he took me to his open-sided store area under the garage and showed me what looked like a Shopsmith, but there was no name plate I could see. Further back in the store was a second one, but this one has the Shopsmith logo on the control dial. He thought at least one of them still had a working motor, so he plugged one in and switched it on. I was gobsmacked when the motor sprang to life. The motor sounded smooth - no scraping or rattling, no wheezing or staining - the bearings sound like new and the main spindle turns easily by hand as if it had been recently overhauled and lubricated.

He'd picked them both up for a song a few years ago with the idea of building one good machine out of two, but never got around to it. Since then the machines have been sitting in a fairly exposed area deteriorating further. He doesn't think he'll get to restoring and using them, so he reckons someone who will respect and use them well should have them for free.

I'll probably collect the machines some time this month and will blog the restoration process and the first project. I know there will be a ton of work to do as these machines look like they belong on a scrap heap, but I'm sure it will be an interesting and rewarding journey. Like my wife said, felling a tree is hard work but the pay is good.

:)
I dod a freind a big favor and he gave me his Shopsmith but it was about 30 years old and really made a lot of noise. Since it dodn't cost me anything I was able to pack up the main unit and put it on a bus to Ohio and had it rebuilt and all the new stuff was installed on it for about $100 at that time. Still have it in my shop and use it for spcific things.
 

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An offer I couldn't refuse

So yesterday I was up in a tree I am felling for and with my step-dad (I keep the wood) when he asked if I had done any turning. I said no because I don't have a lathe, but that I would like one. He looked up at me and asked if I'd like one.

Well I know he has a workshop, but it is mostly for metal working and his lathe is a large metal lathe, so I thought he was kidding. Anyway, after we cleaned our mess up at the end of the work day, he took me to his open-sided store area under the garage and showed me what looked like a Shopsmith, but there was no name plate I could see. Further back in the store was a second one, but this one has the Shopsmith logo on the control dial. He thought at least one of them still had a working motor, so he plugged one in and switched it on. I was gobsmacked when the motor sprang to life. The motor sounded smooth - no scraping or rattling, no wheezing or staining - the bearings sound like new and the main spindle turns easily by hand as if it had been recently overhauled and lubricated.

He'd picked them both up for a song a few years ago with the idea of building one good machine out of two, but never got around to it. Since then the machines have been sitting in a fairly exposed area deteriorating further. He doesn't think he'll get to restoring and using them, so he reckons someone who will respect and use them well should have them for free.

I'll probably collect the machines some time this month and will blog the restoration process and the first project. I know there will be a ton of work to do as these machines look like they belong on a scrap heap, but I'm sure it will be an interesting and rewarding journey. Like my wife said, felling a tree is hard work but the pay is good.

:)
There is a free video series by Nick Engler on the Shopsmith (forum) site where he takes a unit out of a scrap heap and makes it look new. Lots of tips and things that should make the process go faster.

Shopsmith will do it but it costs a lot more that $100 today.
 

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An offer I couldn't refuse

So yesterday I was up in a tree I am felling for and with my step-dad (I keep the wood) when he asked if I had done any turning. I said no because I don't have a lathe, but that I would like one. He looked up at me and asked if I'd like one.

Well I know he has a workshop, but it is mostly for metal working and his lathe is a large metal lathe, so I thought he was kidding. Anyway, after we cleaned our mess up at the end of the work day, he took me to his open-sided store area under the garage and showed me what looked like a Shopsmith, but there was no name plate I could see. Further back in the store was a second one, but this one has the Shopsmith logo on the control dial. He thought at least one of them still had a working motor, so he plugged one in and switched it on. I was gobsmacked when the motor sprang to life. The motor sounded smooth - no scraping or rattling, no wheezing or staining - the bearings sound like new and the main spindle turns easily by hand as if it had been recently overhauled and lubricated.

He'd picked them both up for a song a few years ago with the idea of building one good machine out of two, but never got around to it. Since then the machines have been sitting in a fairly exposed area deteriorating further. He doesn't think he'll get to restoring and using them, so he reckons someone who will respect and use them well should have them for free.

I'll probably collect the machines some time this month and will blog the restoration process and the first project. I know there will be a ton of work to do as these machines look like they belong on a scrap heap, but I'm sure it will be an interesting and rewarding journey. Like my wife said, felling a tree is hard work but the pay is good.

:)
Take some photo's and keep us up-to-date on your progress.
 

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An offer I couldn't refuse

So yesterday I was up in a tree I am felling for and with my step-dad (I keep the wood) when he asked if I had done any turning. I said no because I don't have a lathe, but that I would like one. He looked up at me and asked if I'd like one.

Well I know he has a workshop, but it is mostly for metal working and his lathe is a large metal lathe, so I thought he was kidding. Anyway, after we cleaned our mess up at the end of the work day, he took me to his open-sided store area under the garage and showed me what looked like a Shopsmith, but there was no name plate I could see. Further back in the store was a second one, but this one has the Shopsmith logo on the control dial. He thought at least one of them still had a working motor, so he plugged one in and switched it on. I was gobsmacked when the motor sprang to life. The motor sounded smooth - no scraping or rattling, no wheezing or staining - the bearings sound like new and the main spindle turns easily by hand as if it had been recently overhauled and lubricated.

He'd picked them both up for a song a few years ago with the idea of building one good machine out of two, but never got around to it. Since then the machines have been sitting in a fairly exposed area deteriorating further. He doesn't think he'll get to restoring and using them, so he reckons someone who will respect and use them well should have them for free.

I'll probably collect the machines some time this month and will blog the restoration process and the first project. I know there will be a ton of work to do as these machines look like they belong on a scrap heap, but I'm sure it will be an interesting and rewarding journey. Like my wife said, felling a tree is hard work but the pay is good.

:)
Great story, looking forward to the pics! Keep us updated.
 

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An offer I couldn't refuse

So yesterday I was up in a tree I am felling for and with my step-dad (I keep the wood) when he asked if I had done any turning. I said no because I don't have a lathe, but that I would like one. He looked up at me and asked if I'd like one.

Well I know he has a workshop, but it is mostly for metal working and his lathe is a large metal lathe, so I thought he was kidding. Anyway, after we cleaned our mess up at the end of the work day, he took me to his open-sided store area under the garage and showed me what looked like a Shopsmith, but there was no name plate I could see. Further back in the store was a second one, but this one has the Shopsmith logo on the control dial. He thought at least one of them still had a working motor, so he plugged one in and switched it on. I was gobsmacked when the motor sprang to life. The motor sounded smooth - no scraping or rattling, no wheezing or staining - the bearings sound like new and the main spindle turns easily by hand as if it had been recently overhauled and lubricated.

He'd picked them both up for a song a few years ago with the idea of building one good machine out of two, but never got around to it. Since then the machines have been sitting in a fairly exposed area deteriorating further. He doesn't think he'll get to restoring and using them, so he reckons someone who will respect and use them well should have them for free.

I'll probably collect the machines some time this month and will blog the restoration process and the first project. I know there will be a ton of work to do as these machines look like they belong on a scrap heap, but I'm sure it will be an interesting and rewarding journey. Like my wife said, felling a tree is hard work but the pay is good.

:)
Go to ShopSmith forums ( http://www.shopsmith.net/forums/index.htm ) to learn a lot about shopsmiths and how to restore them.

I started with ShopSmith many years ago and I still have that machine in my shop. I now have more space and I have acquired a pretty good collection of stand alone tools, but I still want to keep my shopsmith. I use it for a number of secondary functions (buffing, horizontal boring, belt sander attachment, and others). It's a reasonably good (but not great) lathe. If using it as a lathe is your primary objective, weight it down a lot and/or bolt it to the floor and get the heavy duty universal tool rest. I'm always impressed with the quality of the engineering in a shopsmith. It's a unique machine that can be adapted to perform a number of functions in a way that you cannot do with other machines.
 

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An offer I couldn't refuse

So yesterday I was up in a tree I am felling for and with my step-dad (I keep the wood) when he asked if I had done any turning. I said no because I don't have a lathe, but that I would like one. He looked up at me and asked if I'd like one.

Well I know he has a workshop, but it is mostly for metal working and his lathe is a large metal lathe, so I thought he was kidding. Anyway, after we cleaned our mess up at the end of the work day, he took me to his open-sided store area under the garage and showed me what looked like a Shopsmith, but there was no name plate I could see. Further back in the store was a second one, but this one has the Shopsmith logo on the control dial. He thought at least one of them still had a working motor, so he plugged one in and switched it on. I was gobsmacked when the motor sprang to life. The motor sounded smooth - no scraping or rattling, no wheezing or staining - the bearings sound like new and the main spindle turns easily by hand as if it had been recently overhauled and lubricated.

He'd picked them both up for a song a few years ago with the idea of building one good machine out of two, but never got around to it. Since then the machines have been sitting in a fairly exposed area deteriorating further. He doesn't think he'll get to restoring and using them, so he reckons someone who will respect and use them well should have them for free.

I'll probably collect the machines some time this month and will blog the restoration process and the first project. I know there will be a ton of work to do as these machines look like they belong on a scrap heap, but I'm sure it will be an interesting and rewarding journey. Like my wife said, felling a tree is hard work but the pay is good.

:)
Thats great PG! Sounds like a pretty good reward for your efforts.
Great story, let us know how the rebuild goes.

Does anyone have a tree to cut down for say…. a shaper that needs buffing and paint? Worth a shot I guess

Hobie
 

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An offer I couldn't refuse

So yesterday I was up in a tree I am felling for and with my step-dad (I keep the wood) when he asked if I had done any turning. I said no because I don't have a lathe, but that I would like one. He looked up at me and asked if I'd like one.

Well I know he has a workshop, but it is mostly for metal working and his lathe is a large metal lathe, so I thought he was kidding. Anyway, after we cleaned our mess up at the end of the work day, he took me to his open-sided store area under the garage and showed me what looked like a Shopsmith, but there was no name plate I could see. Further back in the store was a second one, but this one has the Shopsmith logo on the control dial. He thought at least one of them still had a working motor, so he plugged one in and switched it on. I was gobsmacked when the motor sprang to life. The motor sounded smooth - no scraping or rattling, no wheezing or staining - the bearings sound like new and the main spindle turns easily by hand as if it had been recently overhauled and lubricated.

He'd picked them both up for a song a few years ago with the idea of building one good machine out of two, but never got around to it. Since then the machines have been sitting in a fairly exposed area deteriorating further. He doesn't think he'll get to restoring and using them, so he reckons someone who will respect and use them well should have them for free.

I'll probably collect the machines some time this month and will blog the restoration process and the first project. I know there will be a ton of work to do as these machines look like they belong on a scrap heap, but I'm sure it will be an interesting and rewarding journey. Like my wife said, felling a tree is hard work but the pay is good.

:)
As Rich said, there's a lot of good information and advice about restoring old Shopsmiths on the shopsmith forum. Nick Engler's DVD's would be a real plus;
http://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/catalog/nevideo_index.htm
 

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An offer I couldn't refuse

So yesterday I was up in a tree I am felling for and with my step-dad (I keep the wood) when he asked if I had done any turning. I said no because I don't have a lathe, but that I would like one. He looked up at me and asked if I'd like one.

Well I know he has a workshop, but it is mostly for metal working and his lathe is a large metal lathe, so I thought he was kidding. Anyway, after we cleaned our mess up at the end of the work day, he took me to his open-sided store area under the garage and showed me what looked like a Shopsmith, but there was no name plate I could see. Further back in the store was a second one, but this one has the Shopsmith logo on the control dial. He thought at least one of them still had a working motor, so he plugged one in and switched it on. I was gobsmacked when the motor sprang to life. The motor sounded smooth - no scraping or rattling, no wheezing or staining - the bearings sound like new and the main spindle turns easily by hand as if it had been recently overhauled and lubricated.

He'd picked them both up for a song a few years ago with the idea of building one good machine out of two, but never got around to it. Since then the machines have been sitting in a fairly exposed area deteriorating further. He doesn't think he'll get to restoring and using them, so he reckons someone who will respect and use them well should have them for free.

I'll probably collect the machines some time this month and will blog the restoration process and the first project. I know there will be a ton of work to do as these machines look like they belong on a scrap heap, but I'm sure it will be an interesting and rewarding journey. Like my wife said, felling a tree is hard work but the pay is good.

:)
Thanks for all the pointers Guys.

I will definitely be blogging the restoration progress with lots of pictures.

Stay tuned to this space, but don't hold your breath for the first episode as I'll only start it in a couple of weeks, and it won't be on the top of my priority list.

Cheers
 

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An offer I couldn't refuse

So yesterday I was up in a tree I am felling for and with my step-dad (I keep the wood) when he asked if I had done any turning. I said no because I don't have a lathe, but that I would like one. He looked up at me and asked if I'd like one.

Well I know he has a workshop, but it is mostly for metal working and his lathe is a large metal lathe, so I thought he was kidding. Anyway, after we cleaned our mess up at the end of the work day, he took me to his open-sided store area under the garage and showed me what looked like a Shopsmith, but there was no name plate I could see. Further back in the store was a second one, but this one has the Shopsmith logo on the control dial. He thought at least one of them still had a working motor, so he plugged one in and switched it on. I was gobsmacked when the motor sprang to life. The motor sounded smooth - no scraping or rattling, no wheezing or staining - the bearings sound like new and the main spindle turns easily by hand as if it had been recently overhauled and lubricated.

He'd picked them both up for a song a few years ago with the idea of building one good machine out of two, but never got around to it. Since then the machines have been sitting in a fairly exposed area deteriorating further. He doesn't think he'll get to restoring and using them, so he reckons someone who will respect and use them well should have them for free.

I'll probably collect the machines some time this month and will blog the restoration process and the first project. I know there will be a ton of work to do as these machines look like they belong on a scrap heap, but I'm sure it will be an interesting and rewarding journey. Like my wife said, felling a tree is hard work but the pay is good.

:)
You are gonna love it, Zac! I always wanted a 10ER and found one 3 years ago at a steam engine show flea market for $150. It's a 1953, and is my most treasured stationary tool. I bought it intending it as a dedicated lathe, but I use it for so much more the longer I have it. It was so well cared for I kinda got a bit aroused just looking at it…...The only thing I had to do was clean up the rust on the way tubes.
It's my grinder, boring tool, and lathe…..One of the things I absolutely love it for is cutting dados. It takes, literally 2 minutes to set up, and I don't have to putz with blade changing on my table saw.

I suggest you get a a ball bearing live center right off the bat. You're gonna be looking for a Morse taper (probably a #2MT).....I found a good one for about $30 at the Rockler store, but Highland has them starting around $16.

There's a guy in Texas named "Skip" who maintains a Yahoo Group called "Shopsmith 10ER Users Group". You might wanna check it out. He is , as far as I'm concerned, THE leading authority on the 10E & ER….and machines replacement parts, and speed changers.

Good luck and "Happy Shopsmithing"! ~ Joe
 

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The Treasure Trove

As you may know, I have been gifted a Shopsmith but it needs restoration.

Well, This afternoon we loaded the Shopsmith and the second "spares" machine in our bakkie (pickup) and drove it 2.5 hours home. Most of the trip was in rain, with almost half of the drive time spent peering through a rain storm worse than I have seen in the last 5 years. At times the visibility was down to about 3 car lengths.

I'm not worried about any rust from the trip, because this is how my new toy has been stored for the last few years

The Shopsmith

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Its Legs

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The Shopsmith Clone made in Taiwan.


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Tomorrow I'll unload the machines and take better pictures for posting (if there is sun).
 

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The Treasure Trove

As you may know, I have been gifted a Shopsmith but it needs restoration.

Well, This afternoon we loaded the Shopsmith and the second "spares" machine in our bakkie (pickup) and drove it 2.5 hours home. Most of the trip was in rain, with almost half of the drive time spent peering through a rain storm worse than I have seen in the last 5 years. At times the visibility was down to about 3 car lengths.

I'm not worried about any rust from the trip, because this is how my new toy has been stored for the last few years

The Shopsmith

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Its Legs

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The Shopsmith Clone made in Taiwan.


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Tomorrow I'll unload the machines and take better pictures for posting (if there is sun).
What you have is NOT a shopsmith. It's an import copy that (I think) was sold through Menards in the 1980's as a "Woodmaster". As I remember, many parts are close enough copies as to be interchangeable. Good luck on the restoration. I've restored several Shopsmiths…some that were real basket cases, and it's very rewarding when you're done to use the machine. -SST
 

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The Treasure Trove

As you may know, I have been gifted a Shopsmith but it needs restoration.

Well, This afternoon we loaded the Shopsmith and the second "spares" machine in our bakkie (pickup) and drove it 2.5 hours home. Most of the trip was in rain, with almost half of the drive time spent peering through a rain storm worse than I have seen in the last 5 years. At times the visibility was down to about 3 car lengths.

I'm not worried about any rust from the trip, because this is how my new toy has been stored for the last few years

The Shopsmith

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Its Legs

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The Shopsmith Clone made in Taiwan.


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Tomorrow I'll unload the machines and take better pictures for posting (if there is sun).
It looks as if you have your work cut out for you.This machine was obviously neglected for a long time.
I had a Shopsmith back in the 70's and it came in really handy since I would take it to the boathouse alot. The multifunction part was quite handy, even thought it was a hassle between setups. After many years of hard use it became primarily a horizontal drill and a lathe. I definitely got my moneys worth out of it. I remember paying around $800 for it.
good luck on your restoration..
 

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The Treasure Trove

As you may know, I have been gifted a Shopsmith but it needs restoration.

Well, This afternoon we loaded the Shopsmith and the second "spares" machine in our bakkie (pickup) and drove it 2.5 hours home. Most of the trip was in rain, with almost half of the drive time spent peering through a rain storm worse than I have seen in the last 5 years. At times the visibility was down to about 3 car lengths.

I'm not worried about any rust from the trip, because this is how my new toy has been stored for the last few years

The Shopsmith

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Its Legs

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The Shopsmith Clone made in Taiwan.


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Tomorrow I'll unload the machines and take better pictures for posting (if there is sun).
I'm a little confused. Did you say that you have obtained two machines? The first picture does look like a Shopsmith. If so that is the machine you should concentrate your restoration on because the older model 500 is still supported by Shopsmith Inc. in Dayton Ohio.
 

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The Treasure Trove

As you may know, I have been gifted a Shopsmith but it needs restoration.

Well, This afternoon we loaded the Shopsmith and the second "spares" machine in our bakkie (pickup) and drove it 2.5 hours home. Most of the trip was in rain, with almost half of the drive time spent peering through a rain storm worse than I have seen in the last 5 years. At times the visibility was down to about 3 car lengths.

I'm not worried about any rust from the trip, because this is how my new toy has been stored for the last few years

The Shopsmith

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Its Legs

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The Shopsmith Clone made in Taiwan.


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Tomorrow I'll unload the machines and take better pictures for posting (if there is sun).
ShopsmithTom & 8iowa - I have 2 machines.

One is a Shopsmith and the other is a Master Shop.

My next post shows the two machines and the sad condition they are in.
 

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The Treasure Trove

As you may know, I have been gifted a Shopsmith but it needs restoration.

Well, This afternoon we loaded the Shopsmith and the second "spares" machine in our bakkie (pickup) and drove it 2.5 hours home. Most of the trip was in rain, with almost half of the drive time spent peering through a rain storm worse than I have seen in the last 5 years. At times the visibility was down to about 3 car lengths.

I'm not worried about any rust from the trip, because this is how my new toy has been stored for the last few years

The Shopsmith

.

Its Legs

.

The Shopsmith Clone made in Taiwan.


.
Tomorrow I'll unload the machines and take better pictures for posting (if there is sun).
Good luck.
 

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The Treasure Trove

As you may know, I have been gifted a Shopsmith but it needs restoration.

Well, This afternoon we loaded the Shopsmith and the second "spares" machine in our bakkie (pickup) and drove it 2.5 hours home. Most of the trip was in rain, with almost half of the drive time spent peering through a rain storm worse than I have seen in the last 5 years. At times the visibility was down to about 3 car lengths.

I'm not worried about any rust from the trip, because this is how my new toy has been stored for the last few years

The Shopsmith

.

Its Legs

.

The Shopsmith Clone made in Taiwan.


.
Tomorrow I'll unload the machines and take better pictures for posting (if there is sun).
PG:

There is a lot of restoration and "experts" on the Shopsmith forum;

http://www.shopsmith.net/forums/
 
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