& 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.
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.
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