My Growth Rings with Scott Markwood

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AIUI the power station needs 9/16" spacers. <<<<< ONES SHIPPED SEP 2021 ARE 7/16"

I mounted mine reversed so the foot pedal is operated from the outside of the end.(IIRC, only the pedal is reversed.

EDIT: Well maybe the shaft also!
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JPG wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:45 pm AIUI the power station needs 9/16" spacers.
Is there a photo of the spacers somewhere?
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DLB wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:13 pm I don't know that these guys sold a lot of Mark 4's in that video but I was worried that Scott advertising the Power Station (etc.) caster sets on sale might cause a run on them. IIUC these are the same as M5 casters plus adapter plates, someone that knows please confirm. And they are somewhat less pricey than standard M5 casters, which are also on sale but at a higher price. (Makes no sense if the caster assemblies are the same, but...)

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David, Mark 7 casters are regularly: $115.72 and are currently on sale for $81.00. SPT stand casters are regularly: $115.72 but are on sale for $46.29. If they are still made the way they were originally made, the peddle is a little closer to the center of the rotating shaft and therefore is a little harder to reach when mounted on a Mark V or 7. That said, if budget is an issue you can always mount the SPT stand casters on a Mark V or 7. Let the run begin! Scott
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edma194 wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:55 am Great episode and great crossover with the Nerdery show. Throughout the video I was in solid agreement with at least one of you all the time.
Thanks for watching, Ed. Scott
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rlkeeney wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:15 pm
JPG wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:45 pm AIUI the power station needs 9/16" spacers.
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
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thedovetailjoint wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:17 pm
rlkeeney wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:15 pm
JPG wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:45 pm AIUI the power station needs 9/16" spacers.
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.
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The guys team up again to discuss that old subject, multi-purpose tools. No surprise which side they take.
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Shopsmith Joint-Matic as a Jointer and for Cutting a Mortise & Tenon

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My Growth Rings with Scott Markwood

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/0LXnETD8kHo

Continuing on with our exploration of the Shopsmith "Joint-Matic", in this video, we'll use it as a mini-jointer and to produce a matching mortise and tenon.
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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Looks like a pretty good way to do mortise and tenon joints. Getting that tenon thickness right is a tricky problem. If I followed the action correctly, after cutting to a partial depth all around the board, Scott keeps one face of the board down, then does a bottom cut do the desired depth, then raising the router with the crank to perform a top cut. So the mortise shape is parallel to the bottom face and has a consistent thickness.

I suppose you could use it as a joiner on small pieces that way, but a conventional vertically mounted router table would be easier, the board will lay flat on the broad side and you'd have a dual fence to adjust for the depth of cut.
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edma194 wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:26 pm Looks like a pretty good way to do mortise and tenon joints. Getting that tenon thickness right is a tricky problem. If I followed the action correctly, after cutting to a partial depth all around the board, Scott keeps one face of the board down, then does a bottom cut do the desired depth, then raising the router with the crank to perform a top cut. So the mortise shape is parallel to the bottom face and has a consistent thickness.

I suppose you could use it as a joiner on small pieces that way, but a conventional vertically mounted router table would be easier, the board will lay flat on the broad side and you'd have a dual fence to adjust for the depth of cut.
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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