My Growth Rings with Scott Markwood

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RFGuy wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:08 pm
edma194 wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:26 pm

It looks like a good system for when it came out on the market in 1979. Though I have seen mixed reviews for them on this forum in the past due to people picking them up on the used market and finding issues with them. With no replacement parts, I don't think I would invest in one unless you just have to have Shopsmith's version of it. There are more modern versions of this concept, such as the one below from MLCS that I have seen and it is reasonably priced.
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I discussed this and the similar Woodhaven machine in the follow up video to my original Joint-Matic video (Now set to private for YT Channel Members only). The biggest issue with them is they have knobs or levers on the front, which would make some joinery a pain, but at least they can be purchased today. The Woodhave has the added benefit of adjusting for joints up to 9” tall. Scott
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I already have one because it didn't cost much used. Even came with a decent router. I had to repair the back where the lock screw is, the crack wasn't obvious until I was re-assembling it after cleaning. But otherwise it seems to be ok and useful for my needs. It would be great if a new slide was available, the rest of it is plenty sturdy.
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rlkeeney wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:09 am
thedovetailjoint wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:17 pm
rlkeeney wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:15 pm

Is there a photo of the spacers somewhere?
The photo on the site shows them. They are basically thick plastic washers. https://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/cat ... asters.htm
Thanks, I see them.
The caster spacers are hard plastic 3/4 O.D., 1/4 I.D., X 7/16 thick. Scott mentioned earlier that the pedal used to be located nearer to the center on the Power Station etc. version of the casters but the ones I received seem to be identical to Mark casters. (Which, I know, are not all the same.) The pedals are roughly 2-5/8" from the cam, measured center to center. These were a steal at $46.XX in the last overstock sale. Came at a great time for me, I had a Power Station without casters in pieces from being painted.

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Yeah I HAD two without wheels. No More!!!
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DLB wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:45 pm
rlkeeney wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:09 am
thedovetailjoint wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:17 pm

The photo on the site shows them. They are basically thick plastic washers. https://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/cat ... asters.htm
Thanks, I see them.
The caster spacers are hard plastic 3/4 O.D., 1/4 I.D., X 7/16 thick. Scott mentioned earlier that the pedal used to be located nearer to the center on the Power Station etc. version of the casters but the ones I received seem to be identical to Mark casters. (Which, I know, are not all the same.) The pedals are roughly 2-5/8" from the cam, measured center to center. These were a steal at $46.XX in the last overstock sale. Came at a great time for me, I had a Power Station without casters in pieces from being painted.

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STUMPED? Q&A: Mortise & Tenon Joinery on the Shopsmith Joint-Matic

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My Growth Rings with Scott Markwood

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/oWc4c5XDsg4

This week's mid-week episode of "STUMPED? Q&A" addresses the Questions, Comments and Cheap Shots from the weekend video "Easy, Accurate Mortise & Tenon Joint and a Mini Jointer with the Shopsmith Joint-Matic". If you missed it, catch it here: https://youtu.be/0LXnETD8kHo

The Joint-Matic was a stand-alone router-based tool that was produced by Shopsmith in the '90s. For more information and to see other functions, be sure to check out the introductory video here: https://youtu.be/hnGVQXQrMaA
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One Sucks & One REALLY SUCKS! Dustopper™ vs Bauer™ Dust Cyclone

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Watch it here: https://youtu.be/yrD2NXpE7rg

This video is by no means an exhaustive review of either of these separators but is a real shop experience with both the American-made Dustopper™ and the Bauer™ 2052-BDS Cyclone Dust Separator Kit from Harbor Freight. I look forward to your Questions, Comments, and Cheap shots and we'll address them in the mid-week follow-up video.
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STUMPED? Q&A: Surly the Dustopper™ & Bauer™ Cyclones are GUILTY of Patent Infringement!

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My Growth Rings with Scott Markwood

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/REbdnrycCdU

No, they aren't, and don't call me Shirley! This is the "Mid-Week" follow-up to the weekend video on the Dustopper™ vs Bauer™ Dust Cyclone.
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Bauer Cyclone Take 2: Deal or Dud?

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My Growth Rings with Scott Markwood

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/8CsJQZFXPoo

DON’T SUBSCRIBE! See pinned comment below.
This video is a much-requested follow-up of my previous video, which you can view here: https://youtu.be/yrD2NXpE7rg
This is by no means an exhaustive review but is my real shop experience with the new Bauer™ 2052-BDS Cyclone Dust Separator Kit from Harbor Freight. I look forward to your Questions, Comments, and Cheap shots and we'll address them in the mid-week follow-up video.

According to Harbor Freight's listing, the BAUER™ Cyclone Dust Separator Kit for 5 Gallon Buckets attaches to your shop vac to separate heavier debris and particles before they can clog your vacuum's filter. The BAUER™ dust separator uses the same cyclone technology as industrial dust collectors and high-end vacuum cleaners to improve vacuum efficiency, prevent clogging, extend filter life.

Eliminates suction-robbing clogs by separating 99% of dust and debris
Increases the lifespan of vacuum filters
Compatible with most wet/dry vacuum hoses
Suitable for wet and dry cleanups
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STUMPED? Q&A: Bauer Dust Separator Cyclone final thoughts

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My Growth Rings with Scott Markwood

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/RljxeWAPdP4

This is the "Mid-Week" follow-up to the weekend "2nd Take" video Bauer™ Dust Cyclone.
If you missed that video, catch it here: https://youtu.be/8CsJQZFXPoo
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