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ISSUE ARCHIVES

SEPT/OCT 2000
Volume 43 /  Issue 1

IN THIS ISSUE
Project Articles
Grandfather Clock, Part 1
Gumball Machine
The Dancin’ Duck Puppet

DEPARTMENTS
Ask Smitty
Owner’s Gallery
Letters from Owners

Academy Notes
Frame & Raised Panel Construction
 
Find A Shopsmith Woodworking Academy Near You
 
Service Pointers
 
Safety Tips
Safety, A Matter of Self-Respect

SURF’S UP
Return of SPT stands?
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 Video
Request MARK V Information Package

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Contacting Shopsmith

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Shopsmith, Inc.
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Service
Methods &
Tips

SERVICE POINTERS!
The Disc Sander

Whether you use your MARK V’s Disc Sander for precision finishing in joinery operations or for “hogging-off” excess stock after a project has been assembled, here are four important pointers that you’ll want to kept in mind:
 
1. Always work on the down-stroke side of the disc to prevent grabbing and throwing of the workpiece.
 
2. Always use the right grit of sandpaper for the job. No “hogging” with fine grit paper!
 
3. A clean sandpaper disc is less likely to burn than one that’s loaded-up with sawdust and pitch. Use a disc cleaner, frequently. In fact, clogged sandpaper can actually cause so much friction and heat build-up that you can actually damage the steel disc itself!
 
4. A second or third Disc is a good investment. Have one set-up with each grit of sandpaper so you can quickly switch from one grit to another without having to peel off one grit and affix another.

Troubleshooting Table . . .

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