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by BigAl
Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Just Finished My First Shopsmith Project
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Just Finished My First Shopsmith Project

Thanks, Russ! I got the construction idea from an old 1950s hi-fi cabinet I bought at a thrift shop back in the 1980s. I also built a nightstand that way back in the '90s. We still use the nightstand as well. It's sturdy too. The nightstand and end table could probably double as jack stands when I w...
by BigAl
Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Just Finished My First Shopsmith Project
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Just Finished My First Shopsmith Project

Thanks for the kind replies! I think it turned out okay. The top is a little different than I planned for. I planned to just round the top and bottom edges a little but the router bit slipped in the collet and cut pretty deep. I have 40 year old router with a somewhat rusty collet nut. Once I cleane...
by BigAl
Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Just Finished My First Shopsmith Project
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Just Finished My First Shopsmith Project

I made a maple end table. I only used my recently acquired 1980's Shopsmith equipment for my stationary power tools . . . my Mk V table saw, disc sander, drum sander, drill press, jointer and bandsaw. I was thinking about using the lathe to make my own knobs, but I didn't have the right stock on han...
by BigAl
Sat May 28, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Floating Router Table
Replies: 7
Views: 1601

Re: Floating Router Table

Very nice. I am planning to make a router table that will fit on my Shopsmith dedicated drill press instead of a standard table. That would give me both under table and overhead routing capability. So I'm interested in any details on table construction in general and mounting the router if you have...
by BigAl
Sat May 28, 2022 10:03 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Floating Router Table
Replies: 7
Views: 1601

Floating Router Table

I just completed a floating router table for my 510 and I thought I'd post a couple of pictures in case it might give ideas to others. I made it from some 3/4" lauan veneered plywood I had lying around. I had extra four extra floating table type rip fence mounting tubes that came with the machi...
by BigAl
Thu May 19, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: What’s Your Shopsmith Connection?
Replies: 14
Views: 876

Re: What’s Your Shopsmith Connection?

Thank you for sharing your Shopsmith experiences! Great to hear these great stories!
by BigAl
Wed May 18, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: What’s Your Shopsmith Connection?
Replies: 14
Views: 876

What’s Your Shopsmith Connection?

I’ve always enjoyed wrenching on old machines and using them. I’m not sure if I’m more of a nuts and bolts guy or a sawdust maker. I always found the Shopsmith concept intriguing and I wanted a retirement project so I jumped on buying one when it became available locally. Now that I have one, I’m re...
by BigAl
Wed May 11, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Gray Scroll Saw Rear Cradle Fix - 514982
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Gray Scroll Saw Rear Cradle Fix - 514982

I discovered that the plate I made interfered with tilting the table past about 25 degrees . . . so I trimmed it a bit as shown below. I don't think the table will quite tilt to 45 degrees now but I'm not sure it ever would. It can now tilt way past any angle that I could ever imagine using.
by BigAl
Wed May 11, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Gray Scroll Saw Rear Cradle Fix - 514982
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Gray Scroll Saw Rear Cradle Fix - 514982

I discovered that the rear table trunnion cradle (part #514982) on my recently acquired 555220 Gray scroll saw was broken right down the middle. The design looks pretty fragile, so I would wager that this problem is not uncommon. The part is long since discontinued and the design of the teal unit is...
by BigAl
Sat May 07, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: FrankenMark V Lives!
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: FrankenMark V Lives!

Well, I did get the hold-down part of the safety grip but not the rest of the SS miter gauge. I did get the oddball miter gauge shown in the photo along with a matching rip fence and rails from something else. In fact, I got quite a variety of extra duplicate parts along with a pile of identifiable ...