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by mr.d
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Heads Up - Bargain 'available'
Replies: 2111
Views: 2071708

Re: Heads Up - Bargain 'available'

FleeBay has a PP with extras going off on Thursday starting bid $2,700.00

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ShopSmith-Mark- ... SwhlZYuHpO
by mr.d
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Heads Up - Bargain 'available'
Replies: 2111
Views: 2071708

Re: Heads Up - Bargain 'available'

Got a chuckle out of his line "To Many Items To List."
by mr.d
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Sort of a gloat on a 510
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Re: Sort of a gloat on a 510

That's why MDF is only allowed in my shop on 3rd Wednesday after a total lunar eclipse during a leap year. Gives me allergy reaction almost immediately. Sure didn't look to good in the beginning but pleasantly surprise how good of condition everything (parts wise) turned out to be. Going to be a goo...
by mr.d
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Sort of a gloat on a 510
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Sort of a gloat on a 510

Picked up a dirty dusty absolutely filthy March 1988 510 machine on the extra cheap yesterday. I've seen really bad rusted out barn kept machines before but this one was just sawdust baked on crud from head to toe inside and out. There was a grey scroll saw with it and that was really all I was real...
by mr.d
Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Where did you get your shopsmith?
Replies: 51
Views: 41661

Re: Where did you get your shopsmith?

I've bought at auction and flipped maybe ten to twelve SS's over the years to help fuel my shop tool addiction. In hindsight, wish I would have kept some of the accessories but have settled into using my 510 shorty and full size 520 for the various sanding configurations available. Power Pro or rebu...
by mr.d
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Machine dating and what to hang on to...
Replies: 14
Views: 4571

Re: Machine dating and what to hang on to...

My vote is 1973-78 range.
by mr.d
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Inflatable Contour Drum Sander Question
Replies: 15
Views: 13410

Re: Inflatable Contour Drum Sander Question

I've seen a couple of his sphere videos but not this particular one. Thanks for posting it. The resins/plastics certainly are pretty and you can come up with some wild color variations. I've made some pens with it but really don't like working with it. Smells goofy and getting rid of the strands is ...
by mr.d
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Inflatable Contour Drum Sander Question
Replies: 15
Views: 13410

Re: Inflatable Contour Drum Sander Question

Just as an update. Took the table and platen off the strip sander and didn't work very well. Just nothing but air to provide any pressure to the piece. Add the shorter platen with the radius and it worked quite well and better than expected. Provided just the right amount of flex to conform to the s...
by mr.d
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Inflatable Contour Drum Sander Question
Replies: 15
Views: 13410

Re: Inflatable Contour Drum Sander Question

rpd .............I have done some between centers before and nothing wrong with that method. My personal preference is in a chuck but I'll have to give your swapping ends idea a twirl. As long as the 2 center-points can get perfectly re-aligned, should work. jsburger ........while trying to decide ...
by mr.d
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: DIY Jointer Knife Sharpening Jig Accuracy
Replies: 4
Views: 7489

Re: DIY Jointer Knife Sharpening Jig Accuracy

The SS jig is on my bucket list.