Thank you for the Webinar. I very much enjoyed it.I purchased the Mark 7 upgrade last May.
I haven’t had time to use it much, but I did recently rip some ¾” MDF with it. It cut through it like butter! I am really looking forward to using my Mark 7 more!
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.
Shopsmith Multipurpose Machine History — Mark V / Mark 7.
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.
Shopsmith Mark V/Mark 7 Tool History
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.
A chop saw is the one tool I really want to have in addition to my Mark 7. Yes, I can, and do, make compound miter cuts on my Shopsmith, as long as the project is fairly small, nothing more than a 3′ length.
But for longer cuts, like crown molding on kitchen cabinets, bookcases, etc. nothing beats a compound miter (chop) saw.
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