Man uses MARK V
to start sideline business for extra cash!
Monterey, CA writes…
“When I was a
wholesale salesman for a large hardware distributor, several of my customers
who knew I had a Shopsmith MARK V asked me to build some store-front signs
for them. I tackled them with no regrets, thanks to my MARK V.
One of the signs
was 40 feet long with letters cut out of clear, dried redwood. The
MARK V Bandsaw was a real life-saver. The next sign was 90 feet
long with three-foot high letters! This sideline business helped
me raise a good family.
Many people have
asked me why I prefer my Shopsmith MARK V over other power tools.
My reply is that it’s versatile, and besides, you have the whole package
all in one. Why would I want anything else?”
MARK V helps minister do “God’s Work”
of Mason, MI writes…
“I was attending
the Grand Rapids Civic Center Home Show when, there, before my eyes, stood
a tidy man demonstrating a machine (the Shopsmith MARK V) that I had seen
only in my dreams. I had recently been ordained as a Methodist Minister
and quickly learned that if I wanted things fixed in and around the parsonage,
I either would have to wait until I was an old man or do the work myself.
I had also learned that on my salary, I couldn’t afford separate tools.
But now, there
it was . . . right before my eyes -- e pluribus unum -- one out of many.
I wrote a check on-the-spot and when I got it home, my wife wasn’t as
enthused. ‘Where will you put it?’ . . . ‘What do you know about
woodworking?’. . . ‘You’ll probably cut off all of your fingers!’
Now, many years
have rolled by and many parsonages have come and gone, but I’m still building
and fixing, designing and creating. Any I still have all my fingers
! Never has there been an investment that has proved so practical,
so financially sound, and so relaxingly different from my daily routine.”
Retired Ohio man
uses MARK V to bring joy to his life
of Mentor, OH writes…
ago, I contracted TB and found that I had to take early retirement at
62 after having fought the disease for some three years. During
that time, I turned to woodworking to take care of the hours at hand.
My wife works for a local government and one day, the widow of a school
guard came to City Hall to seek help in filling out some benefit forms.
In the course
of a conversation, the widow mentioned (to my wife) that her husband had
been an avid woodworker and that she was looking to sell all of his Shopsmith
equipment. My wife was overjoyed…and asked the lady to have her family
affix a price to all of the equipment and call. About a week later,
the lady came to the office and told us the amount. We were ecstatic and
the lady and her family were overjoyed, too.
Since that time,
I spend 8 hours a day, 6 days a week in my shop and have made many beautiful
things. Grandfather clocks, mantel clocks, quilt racks, tables (all potential
heirlooms), toys and more . . . for my family and extended family at church.
I sell nothing.
that we were able to secure the Shopsmith and know that we’ll have many
good years with it . . . and that our children will benefit greatly by