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ISSUE ARCHIVES

MAY/ JUNE 2001
Volume 44 /  Issue 3

IN THIS ISSUE
Project Articles
Curio Cabinet
Pot-Holding Garden Planter
Kitchen Pasta Tools

DEPARTMENTS
Ask Smitty
Owner’s Gallery
Letters from Owners
 
Academy Notes
Gluing-Up Tips
 
How to Set-up and Use your Shopsmith Complete Cabinet Set Shaper Cutters
 
Find A Shopsmith Woodworking Academy Near You

National Woodworking Academy in Dayton, OH
 
Service Pointers
Table Saw Service Pointers -- Rip Fence, Miter Gauge & Extension Table Troubleshooting
 
Safety Tips
Do’s and Don’ts

SURF’S UP
The Shopsmith Hollow Chisel Mortising Attachment
Specials & Online Catalog
Links Worth Visiting
Find A Shopsmith
MARK V Demo Near You

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Free Woodworking Tips
Request Accessory Catalog
Request MARK V Information Package

FEEDBACK
Contacting Shopsmith

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No woodworker (except SMITTY, of course) has ALL the answers. From time-to-time, everyone hits a snag, trying to figure out some sort of in-shop problem. If you're having trouble with a project or a woodworking technique, ASK SMITTY!
 
Just use the special e-mail link directly below to send your questions to SMITTY. He’ll do his best to get back to you soon, with the answers to those questions.

If you're having a problem setting-up, aligning or maintaining your Shopsmith equipment,
you should contact Shopsmith's Technical Support Staff (NOT Smitty).
 
Call TOLL-FREE, 1-800-762-7555 during normal business hours to speak directly with a Shopsmith Technical Support Representative.

Disc Sander Cleaning
 
From James & Billie Schafer, via e-mail:
 
I need to clean the surface of my Shopsmith Disc Sander of the old glue that was used to hold the sandpaper to the Disc in order to prepare it for the new Velcro system. I tried mineral spirits, but that didn’t work too well. Neither did acetone. What product do I need to use to get a real clean surface for mounting the Velcro system?


Here are three options:

1. Place the Disc (with paper attached) in an oven at about 150 degrees for about a half hour. When you remove it, the sandpaper (and accompanying “sticky stuff”) should remove easily.

2. Use a heat gun to remove the paper from the Disc.

3.
Use lacquer thinner. Be sure to do this outdoors, where there’s adequate ventilation. Follow all the standard safety precautions for working with flammable materials such as lacquer thinners.

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