Wow! I am getting back on my feet after my little tussle with leukemia (in full remission, thanks for asking). I am spending more time in my shop and making videos again.
I also want to get this blog going again, relook at Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.
Shopsmith still wants me to do a video series they will offer on their website, and I think I will enjoy that.
If anyone has suggestions for video topics, let me know and I will discuss with Shopsmith.
The Shopsmith website, shopsmith.com, can be a little difficult to navigate, but has a huge amount of good information. I just met with the folks at Shopsmith and they are planning to streamline the site this year.
Susan just found the link above, (reproduced below)and I think it is a great, concise summary of the MarkV and Mark7s from 1953 until now. If you bought or inherited a used Shopsmith, or are looking to purchase, this should be a good resource for you.
Good site I just discovered.
I used to tell my kids that “The beginning of Wisdom is knowing the name of things”. This is certainly true when dealing with your Shopsmith. So, I am going to post a few things that may help.
Since space is always limited, and a big chop saw base takes up a lot of real estate, it occurred to me that the Shopsmith could make a nifty base for my small Ryobi chop saw.
Here are my requirements: It would have to mount on and off the Shopsmith quickly. It would need to be solid and secure. It would….no, I guess that’s it. (Discovery! I found that if I do it right, I can still use it as the Mark 7 as a table saw while the chop saw is in place!)
My idea is to use the main and extension table of the Shopsmith to provide support on either side of the chop saw.
John Burger’s Ultimate saw table for Shopsmith
I made some dado cuts using the PowerPro for the first time-big difference! I was cutting 3/4″ wide by 1/2 deep dados and the machine just powered through with almost no effort. I also found (not sure why yet) that the resulting cuts were smoother.
This video shows simple,quick techniques for setting up a stacked dado.
See related post on making a dado fence.
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