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by garys
Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Questionable Site
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

I did a google search for it, and get no exact matches.
by garys
Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Shopsmith "referb"
Replies: 75
Views: 15541

Nice job. It looks like a good working tool again. But, I have to wonder how a Shopsmith gets into that condition in the first place. Do people actually store them outside and let them rust? My Shopsmith is a 1981 model. My Dad bought it new and used it in his basement until 1988. Then, I got it and...
by garys
Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Shopsmith Mark V- broken plastic gear...help!
Replies: 10
Views: 3335

I think you might have meant an "inexpensive" part. Too many of these last for centuries to be classified as "cheap". Correct. I fully meant that it is not an expensive part. It seems to be well made. My original one lasted 30 years and had lots of use. I'm sure I contributed to...
by garys
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Shopsmith Mark V- broken plastic gear...help!
Replies: 10
Views: 3335

Possibly the drive and ring assembly, part 57, in this diagram . Most likely a good guess from the description. This gear has a snap ring to hold it in place on the shaft. You aren't the first person to break it. I broke mine about two months ago too. It is a cheap part. Shopsmith had it in stock w...
by garys
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: New to me compressor
Replies: 4
Views: 1295

Keep in mind that the 7hp rating isn't true horsepower. It is peak horsepower which doesn't mean anything in the real world. It is a sales gimmick. The 10cfm @90psi tells you that it is really about a 3hp compressor. My shop compressor is a true 5hp compressor, and it makes 18.5cfm @ 100psi. In the ...
by garys
Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: What does your shop look like?
Replies: 74
Views: 15478

Nice looking chests, Gary! Somehow when I inherited my Dad's Shopsmith 20 years ago, I also inherited the job of building cedar chests for the family. There are 3 finished ones sitting in the shop now to distribute, and that makes 16 total I've built over the last 20 years. I have a large family, s...
by garys
Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: What does your shop look like?
Replies: 74
Views: 15478

My shop is a 12x20 room in my basement. Around here it is too cold to work in the garage in the winter, and that is the only time I do any woodworking. I could use more room like everybody else, but I manage OK because the Shopsmith is "space efficient".
by garys
Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Mozilla Firefox 4
Replies: 16
Views: 2764

I've worked in the computer industry since startup. I learned a long time ago that new software means new bugs. I'll give Firefox 4 a year or so while you beta testers and guinea pigs find the problems. I expect my computers to work 24/7 with no bugs, and I can't get that from new software.
by garys
Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: 1984 shopsmith
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

If it really was rarely used and if it was stored indoors, all you probably need to do is plug it in, turn the power switch on, and start using it. My Shopsmith is an 1981 model, and has been used constantly. Other than two small repairs this last winter, it has had no other repairs made to it. Mine...
by garys
Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: online ordering
Replies: 14
Views: 3278

I've had excellent luck ordering online from Shopsmith. Twice this winter I broke my Shopsmith and needed parts to get running again. Both times I ordered and the parts were in my hand in 2 or 3 days. I don't get any better service from anywhere, and much worse from many places.