Just Finished My First Shopsmith Project

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Thanks, Russ! I got the construction idea from an old 1950s hi-fi cabinet I bought at a thrift shop back in the 1980s. I also built a nightstand that way back in the '90s. We still use the nightstand as well. It's sturdy too. The nightstand and end table could probably double as jack stands when I work on my car. ;-)
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Very Nice!!
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That's a very nice piece of furniture. You should give yourself a pat on the back. :)
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Thanks again for the kind words!

My Shopsmith seems to have developed a slight scraping noise related to the fan sheave. Looking at some posts in the maintenance section of the forum, I think it might be time for some disassembly and maybe adding a thin washer behind the sheave.

Then on to the next project . . .
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BigAl,

There have been posts about that problem which is usually the fixed fan/sheeve on the motor shaft loosening enough to slip back against the motor housing. Sorry I don't have a link for you.
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QWERTYUIOP wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:52 am Gratitude for the caring answers! I think it ended up good overall. The top is somewhat not the same as I anticipated. I wanted to simply adjust the top and base edges a little yet the switch bit sneaked through the collet and cut pretty profound. I have 40 year old switch with a to some degree corroded collet nut. When I tidied up the collet, I just proceeded the more profound cut. It looks okay like that yet I may ultimately make another top for it. The stain looks sort of smudged in the photograph yet better face to face. i am new user in this forums. Please help me!
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jsburger wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 5:12 pm
QWERTYUIOP wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:52 am Gratitude for the caring answers! I think it ended up good overall. The top is somewhat not the same as I anticipated. I wanted to simply adjust the top and base edges a little yet the switch bit sneaked through the collet and cut pretty profound. I have 40 year old switch with a to some degree corroded collet nut. When I tidied up the collet, I just proceeded the more profound cut. It looks okay like that yet I may ultimately make another top for it. The stain looks sort of smudged in the photograph yet better face to face. i am new user in this forums. Please help me!
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jsburger wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 5:12 pm
QWERTYUIOP wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:52 am Gratitude for the caring answers! I think it ended up good overall. The top is somewhat not the same as I anticipated. I wanted to simply adjust the top and base edges a little yet the switch bit sneaked through the collet and cut pretty profound. I have 40 year old switch with a to some degree corroded collet nut. When I tidied up the collet, I just proceeded the more profound cut. It looks okay like that yet I may ultimately make another top for it. The stain looks sort of smudged in the photograph yet better face to face. i am new user in this forums. Please help me!
First time poster. This is a direct partial re-post from the original poster BigAl. Reported as SPAM.

Wow, the text above was certainly not from me. It looks like someone sent one of my posts through a translation program and back again. Pakistan is certainly a long way from where I am. Yep, it's time to change my password.
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