My Growth Rings with Scott Markwood

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STUMPED? Q&A: Shopsmith Jigsaw with Files & Abrasives, New Temporary Shop!

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My Growth Rings with Scott Markwood

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/2z_SBhZbpkw

You had very few questions posted on the Shopsmith 18" Jigsaw videos on using files and abrasives, so we make quick work of those and I share a little bit of background on the sister who is allowing me to invade her basement while we are searching for a new home.
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Shop-built Shopsmith Speed Reducer

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My Growth Rings with Scott Markwood

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/5ZNIDkewy0U

That's right, it's easy to make your own speed reducer for powering your Shopsmith bandsaw, jigsaw or scroll saw at a slower speed than normal for use with metals, plastic, and even stone. I look forward to addressing your questions, comments, and cheap-shots in the mid-week follow-up, so be sure to leave a comment! Scott
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While this was a quick build and it's handy to have a speed reducer around, I'm still thinking that a SS-style reducer would be nice to have. I'm wondering who uses theirs for turning vs drilling vs powering SPTs? Scott
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thedovetailjoint wrote: Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:52 pm While this was a quick build and it's handy to have a speed reducer around, I'm still thinking that a SS-style reducer would be nice to have. I'm wondering who uses theirs for turning vs drilling vs powering SPTs? Scott
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I only got into turning about a year ago, even though I have been woodworking for 30+ years. I bought the speed reducer and have used it for a few bowls so far. Honestly, I couldn't see going through the trouble to mount & align it for drill press or SPT's. I tolerate it for woodturning since I don't have a PowerPro. I will continue to use mine for bowl turning, but that is probably it. By the way, I enjoyed your latest video where you built a speed reducer...
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Scott,
If you're looking for a speed reducer ( or an increased for that matter), I have both I no longer need since I've upgraded to a PowerPro. If interested, send me a pm via this forum.
BPR
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STUMPED? Q&A: Shop-Built Shopsmith Speed Reducer Jackshaft

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My Growth Rings with Scott Markwood

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/2pNOQlX-_E4

In this mid-week follow-up video I answer your questions, comments, and cheap-shots for the weekend video, which was on an easy-to-make DIY speed reducer for your Shopsmith Mark V. If you missed it, catch it here: https://youtu.be/5ZNIDkewy0U
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Nerd-Level Shopsmith Speed Control Evolution (You probably don't need to watch this!)

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My Growth Rings with Scott Markwood

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

No, that's not clickbait! Seriously, I'm just yapping here. If you watch this I truly look forward to addressing your questions, comments, and cheap-shots in the mid-week follow-up, so be sure to leave a comment! Also, be sure to check out Skip's website for some amazing restored Shopsmiths: https://www.mkctools.com Scott
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Liking the details on the Shopsmith speed reducer. Great info there, and It answers a big question I had about the belt tensioning. Even with my PowerPro it would be fun to reduce down to metal milling and turning speeds. I have examples of all the speed controls now, the 10ER speed changer, conventional speed dial, power station and PowerPro, plus now the variable speed drive on a Yuba RAS. The variable speed of Shopsmiths is a huge feature for me because there's an ideal speed for every operation and I like to find that and take advantage of it. Great video to watch if you like this subject.
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edma194 wrote: Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:25 pm “plus now the variable speed drive on a Yuba RAS”
I forgot the SawSmith!
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ryanbp01 wrote: Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:31 pm Scott,
If you're looking for a speed reducer ( or an increased for that matter), I have both I no longer need since I've upgraded to a PowerPro. If interested, send me a pm via this forum.
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