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by Jdwags1
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:40 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Wooden Train for Christmas
Replies: 18
Views: 3230

Re: Wooden Train for Christmas

I know this is an old post I'm replying to, but does anyone have the train plans? I would love to make this for my new grandson now that life is returning to normal and ill have time to fire up the Mark 7
by Jdwags1
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Maintaining an old, long idle Mark V
Replies: 34
Views: 3703

Re: Maintaining an old, long idle Mark V

So David and ChapmanRuss: And anyone else that wants to chime in. I cleaned up the motor and replaced the cord. I ran it on the bench and it came right up no problem. Got the belt unstuck from the upper sheave, and reinstalled the motor. Plugged it in and. .... same issue, bound right up and popped ...
by Jdwags1
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Maintaining an old, long idle Mark V
Replies: 34
Views: 3703

Re: Maintaining an old, long idle Mark V

David, I got my troubleshooting brain back and since I had to replace the cord (ground taken out of the plug and a "patched" spot that had been cut), I pulled the motor out, and the belt was bound in the upper sheave (sp). the motor and the head both turn softly and smoothly. It's going ba...
by Jdwags1
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Maintaining an old, long idle Mark V
Replies: 34
Views: 3703

Re: Maintaining an old, long idle Mark V

Yep its a older MarkV with the old switch. I lubed the sheaves, and made sure things turned. I plugged in in let it run a bit, and then went throught the speed changes slowly.... wen I got up about 3/4 of the way then speed started dropping, i went back down and speed picked back up and then on down...
by Jdwags1
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Maintaining an old, long idle Mark V
Replies: 34
Views: 3703

Re: Maintaining an old, long idle Mark V

Thanks for the info in this thread, I'm awakening my new machine that's been idle for years. These truly look like great machines. I have lots of questions that I'm looking around for as i touch up, a pretty decent machine. Mine looks to be a 1985, and now I want to see what upgrades it needs and th...
by Jdwags1
Mon May 31, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Community
Topic: New Forum Members
Replies: 29
Views: 4818

Re: New Forum Members

Thank you, i guess that puts me in at 1985 then, gives me a starting point. Now to figure out what lubing points and such, as he said it hasnt been used in about 4 years.
by Jdwags1
Mon May 31, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Selling a Shopsmith
Replies: 7
Views: 2734

Re: Selling a Shopsmith

And Russ, he's still out there, Ive been seeing his ad even now..

Jeff
Bothell, WA
by Jdwags1
Mon May 31, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Community
Topic: New Forum Members
Replies: 29
Views: 4818

New Forum Member

Hello everyone, I just purchased my first Shopsmith after watching them for years. My grandfather probably had one, Im sure. Well i Found a MarkV B, not sure what year it is yet, and finding an on line manual. I want to lube it up, and find out what to look for as i check the callibration of it. I g...