SEPT/ OCT 2001
Volume 44 /  Issue 5

Project Articles
Colonial Dry Sink
Hanging Wall Desk
Child's Pounding Bench and A Wooden Toy Top

Ask Smitty
Owner’s Gallery
Letters from Owners
Academy Notes
Finishing Touches - Pt.1 Preparing the Surface
Service Pointers
Jointer Service Pointers
Safety Tips
Table Saw Safety

What's New
The 5-Foot Connector Tubes

Find A Shopsmith Woodworking Academy Near You
National Woodworking Academy in Dayton, OH

Online Accessory Catalog

Request Printed Accessory Catalog
Online Replacement Parts Catalog

Find A Shopsmith
MARK V Demo Near You

Request MARK V Information Package

Links Worth Visiting
Free Woodworking Tips

Contacting Shopsmith

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Shopsmith, Inc.
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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.

Husband & wife team build house with MARK V !
Len Cranford of Florance, MT. writes . . .
“My wife Yvonne and I built our own home with a Shopsmith MARK V. It took us 100 days for the exterior, which included all the foundation work except backhoeing and pouring the cement. I cut 350 1 x 4's in just two afternoons. We saved 50% of the construction cost (plus interest) by building our own home. Am I an advanced woodworker? Nope! I'm 31 and the last time I had any formal (woodworking) training was when I took wood shop in high school.”

Practice helps woodworker build his skills
Robert Baker of Veedersburg, IN writes...
“With great apprehension, I purchased a Shopsmith MARK V. This apprehension was not with the quality of the machine, but with my own ability to use it, since I classified myself as a novice. Since then, I've made a mountain of sawdust and several projects that are useful and attractive. Although I still consider myself a novice, I can see my skills improve with every project and am more willing to attempt more ambitious projects. I know there are many potential woodworkers like myself who have a constant inner conflict between the dream of having a workshop and the fear of their ability will not equal the MARK V's. I can tell these people from experience that their skills will develop with each project they build.”


MARK V changes wife's life !
Barbara Sutherland of Lake Charlotte, Nova Scotia writes...
“I'd like to tell you how your company has changed my life. Recently, my husband announced that he was going to buy a MARK V. Well, I was not amused. Here was a man with little or no woodworking experience who was intent on purchasing what appeared to me to be a complex machine. I fought the idea tooth-and-nail. All to no avail! He knew what he wanted and sure enough, he got it. I waited for him to admit the error of his ways.

Imagine my surprise when just eight weeks after getting the machine, he produced gifts for everyone in the family! I was proven wrong. Now, this was a new experience for me…which is why I say the MARK V has changed my life. Never before have I been wrong. How could you do this to me? He's since gone on to build a greenhouse, toys, even furniture. It's all just too much for me…but thanks, anyway.”

More Mail from our Owner’s . . .