Hands On
From Our Owner's

NOV/DEC 2002
Volume 45/Issue 6


IN THIS ISSUE
Project Articles
The Pembroke Table
The Cheval Mirror
The Child's Sled & Climbing Bear

DEPARTMENTS
Ask Smitty
Owner’s Gallery
Letters from Owners
 
Academy Notes
Scrap Wood Secrets
 
Service Pointers
RUST - The degeneration of tools & how to deal with it
 
Safety Tips
Horizontal Boring Machine Set-Up & Safety

What's New
Dial Indicator Gauge and Adjustable Stop Collar

EDUCATION
Find A Shopsmith Woodworking Academy Near You

National Woodworking Academy in Dayton, OH

ONLINE CATALOGS
Online Accessory Catalog
Request Printed Accessory Catalog
Online Replacement Parts Catalog

MARK V INFORMATION
Find A Shopsmith
MARK V Demo Near You

Request MARK V Information Package

LINKS
Links Worth Visiting
Free Woodworking Tips

FEEDBACK
Contacting Shopsmith

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Shopsmith, Inc.
All Rights Reserved

Real Letters from
Shopsmith Power Tool Owners

Here at Shopsmith, our mailbox is constantly stuffed with great letters from Shopsmith Power Tool Owners, talking about how they use their tools and what they think about them. Here are some excerpts from just a few of the thousands of letters we’ve received from the members of our Shopsmith Family of satisfied owners throughout the years. We hope you’ll enjoy reading them as much as we have.

New York owner appreciates time spent at the Shopsmith Woodworking Academy

S. Withers of Jamestown, NY writes...
“When I attended your Shopsmith Woodworking Academy, it was a tremendous experience. For my son's graduation present from medical school, we enrolled in your Academy. Presently, I restore antique spinning wheels to operating status and make new spinning wheels out of cherry. I have all the orders I can handle and feel that your Academy has helped me use my MARK V to its fullest. I am having a profitable “ball” in my retirement, restoring and making spinning wheels. ”


Indiana Woman has fond memories of her Dad and his Shopsmith

Mrs. Jesse Rincon of Hammond, IN writes…
“As long as I can remember, Dad has always had his Shopsmith. He told me once that he bought it when I was little. He said it was a hardship to buy it, but he felt that it was something he just had to have. How right he was to buy it !

He and that machine have been inseparable all these years. He can do “magic” with it, making something out of nothing. I can remember wooden dogs as pull toys, lamps made out of old bowling pins that he turned on the lathe, hope chests for my sister and myself and now, his grand-daughter, tables, a sofa, a bed, a drawing desk, a drafting table for my daughter...the list of woodworking he has done is endless.

He once made an 18-foot cabin cruiser when I was young, in the garage. I can still see him out there working. What a lovely memory! What a job! And he couldn't have done it without his Shopsmith. He's always been able to keep that machine in repair and running. He's constantly adjusting or adapting it to his needs. My dad is a very special man and your Shopsmith is a very special machine! Thanks for making such a great product that has given my dad so many years of good service!”

Texas industrial arts teacher says his MARK V is a fantastic, "tough" machine

Tommy Morgan of Wichita Falls, TX writes...
“I am the very happy owner of a Shopsmith MARK V and wanted to share some of my experiences with you concerning my fantastic machine.

I'm a junior high-school industrial arts teacher and each year, I've taken my Shopsmith to school and demonstrated it to my students. They find it to be an incredible tool and can't believe all it will do.

In April of 1979, a huge tornado hit Wichita Falls and wiped out my house. My Shopsmith came through the tornado with minor sheet metal damage. I cleaned it up, lubricated it, then rebuilt 175-feet of cedar fence using my Shopsmith. It's a tough machine!

 

Florida Man agrees -- MARK V is the best choice for those with limited space

Ed Nawrocki of Miami, FL writes...
“I'm a senior high-school woodworking teacher and have introduced many of my students to that machine “that does everything”. When so many of us today are faced with limited facilities because of the escalation of the economy, my sales pitch is that with a Shopsmith, you can still have a complete workshop in that “limited space”.

There's no doubt that I've turned many woodworkers on with Shopsmith and my old 10-ER is living proof that it can not only do most anything, but it can also take most anything...wouldn't part with mine for the World!