A new owner of a shopsmith

This is a forum for intermediate to advanced woodworkers. Show off your projects or share your ideas.

Moderator: admin

redleg
Gold Member
Posts: 238
Joined: Thu May 23, 2013 8:46 pm
Location: Asheboro, NC

Re: A new owner of a shopsmith

Post by redleg »

Once upon a time there was a pointed rod sticking out from the center of the carriage. There are two positions along the rod that in conjunction with the red button align the saw blade in either the saw blade insert or the additional saw blade slot.

download/file.php?id=21542
:D Mark 7 Power Pro, Mark V 520 with Power Pro Headstock and shop made double tilt ends, Mark VII (early 1960s) Headstock wall mount drill press on Mark 5 way tubes, Mark 5 Shorty with reversible motor, Overhead Pin Router, 12" Shopsmith Pro Planer, Power station with band saw, Jointers, Belt Sanders, Strip Sander, Scroll saw, Jigsaw, Shopsmith Lathe Duplicator, Craftsman 2.5 hp 13" Planer/molder, Craftsman 5 hp 12-inch planer molder, myriad Shopsmith accessories.
User avatar
SkullsquadronX
Gold Member
Posts: 134
Joined: Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:43 am
Location: Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Re: A new owner of a shopsmith

Post by SkullsquadronX »

Thanks redleg,

Actually this Mark VII still has the the point rod sticking out of the carriage.
User avatar
JPG
Platinum Member
Posts: 33592
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:42 pm
Location: Lexington, Ky (TAMECAT territory)

Re: A new owner of a shopsmith

Post by JPG »

Not shown in your pix posted is the 'connecting rod' that resembles an arrow that has two grooves that that red thingie engages and serves a purpose similar to the bumper ring on a M5/V, but also locks the carriage to the headstock do they move in tandom. I am not sure what the second groove is for but it might be to set to the second blade slot. The 'arrow' is attached to the table carriage and penetrates the headstock so the red thingie can engage it.

The dayton reversing switch is a PO addon. The voltage is irrelevant. That switch makes more sense with a 3 phase motor.
╔═══╗
╟JPG ╢
╚═══╝

Goldie(Bought New SN 377425)/4" jointer/6" beltsander/12" planer/stripsander/bandsaw/powerstation /Scroll saw/Jig saw /Craftsman 10" ras/Craftsman 6" thicknessplaner/ Dayton10"tablesaw(restoredfromneighborstrashpile)/ Mark VII restoration in 'progress'/ 10
E[/size](SN E3779) restoration in progress, a 510 on the back burner and a growing pile of items to be eventually returned to useful life. - aka Red Grange
cham-ed
Gold Member
Posts: 126
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:35 pm

Re: A new owner of a shopsmith

Post by cham-ed »

You are right the rod is positioning and the two grooves in the rod are for the two table slots.
User avatar
SkullsquadronX
Gold Member
Posts: 134
Joined: Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:43 am
Location: Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Re: A new owner of a shopsmith

Post by SkullsquadronX »

I’m thinking of add this to my collection it a model 10 that my boss bought but never use.
It got stuck in the barn and forgot about. I’m thinking it’s a 10 ER it I could be wrong.
Attachments
83227324-B5AE-4DBF-B6FC-57069026DEF6.jpeg
83227324-B5AE-4DBF-B6FC-57069026DEF6.jpeg (97.75 KiB) Viewed 2370 times
A2CEB49B-AD2E-469B-BB72-6BC8385EE3D1.jpeg
A2CEB49B-AD2E-469B-BB72-6BC8385EE3D1.jpeg (124.23 KiB) Viewed 2370 times
995A4A30-7277-4B53-AB40-C858AB81741B.jpeg
995A4A30-7277-4B53-AB40-C858AB81741B.jpeg (123.2 KiB) Viewed 2370 times
3EC845E2-ECF7-46BE-8756-3F58E2022FE1.jpeg
3EC845E2-ECF7-46BE-8756-3F58E2022FE1.jpeg (169.96 KiB) Viewed 2370 times
User avatar
JPG
Platinum Member
Posts: 33592
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:42 pm
Location: Lexington, Ky (TAMECAT territory)

Re: A new owner of a shopsmith

Post by JPG »

It IS an ER. Wonder how the speed changer worked?????

Used long enough(by somebody) to require replacing the power switch.

Salvageable!
╔═══╗
╟JPG ╢
╚═══╝

Goldie(Bought New SN 377425)/4" jointer/6" beltsander/12" planer/stripsander/bandsaw/powerstation /Scroll saw/Jig saw /Craftsman 10" ras/Craftsman 6" thicknessplaner/ Dayton10"tablesaw(restoredfromneighborstrashpile)/ Mark VII restoration in 'progress'/ 10
E[/size](SN E3779) restoration in progress, a 510 on the back burner and a growing pile of items to be eventually returned to useful life. - aka Red Grange
User avatar
chapmanruss
Platinum Member
Posts: 2824
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:16 pm
Location: near Portland, Oregon

Re: A new owner of a shopsmith

Post by chapmanruss »

If you look to the left of the serial number you should see Model ER on it. That would make it a Model 10ER. I have never heard the actual reason Magna went from 10E to ER to 10ER on the Serial Number/Logo plate. My best guess has been Magna didn't want to redesign the layout of the plate when they changed from 10E to 10ER. Later they did redesign the Serial Number/Logo Plate which has 10ER on it. Around half of the Model 10ER's have just ER on the plate.
Russ

Mark V completely upgraded to Mark 7
Mark V 520
All SPT's & 2 Power Stations
Model 10ER S/N R64000 first one I restored on bench w/ metal ends & retractable casters.
Has Speed Changer, 4E Jointer, Jig Saw with lamp, a complete set of original accessories & much more.
Model 10E S/N 1077 oldest one I have restored. Mark 2 S/N 85959 restored. 10E S/N 1076 & others to be restored.
User avatar
SkullsquadronX
Gold Member
Posts: 134
Joined: Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:43 am
Location: Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Re: A new owner of a shopsmith

Post by SkullsquadronX »

chapmanruss= You where right about the Model ER to the left of serial #. How did I miss that when taking the pictures.
Attachments
CEE53BA6-C573-4FA2-B1AC-740A5A5F8229.jpeg
CEE53BA6-C573-4FA2-B1AC-740A5A5F8229.jpeg (125.18 KiB) Viewed 2328 times
User avatar
chapmanruss
Platinum Member
Posts: 2824
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:16 pm
Location: near Portland, Oregon

Re: A new owner of a shopsmith

Post by chapmanruss »

JPG asked
Wonder how the speed changer worked?????
I have to wonder too. It looks like the Speed Changer crank would hit the switch box. Hopefully while restoring it you can go back to an original style switch and get rid of the switch box. Another helpful change when restoring the Speed Changer would be to switch the crank screw anchor lugs to the outboard side to give more clearance from the way tube lock. Later Speed Changers were assembled that way which is shown in the picture below.

_
thAKYBEESG.jpg
thAKYBEESG.jpg (10.83 KiB) Viewed 2303 times
Russ

Mark V completely upgraded to Mark 7
Mark V 520
All SPT's & 2 Power Stations
Model 10ER S/N R64000 first one I restored on bench w/ metal ends & retractable casters.
Has Speed Changer, 4E Jointer, Jig Saw with lamp, a complete set of original accessories & much more.
Model 10E S/N 1077 oldest one I have restored. Mark 2 S/N 85959 restored. 10E S/N 1076 & others to be restored.
User avatar
SkullsquadronX
Gold Member
Posts: 134
Joined: Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:43 am
Location: Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Re: A new owner of a shopsmith

Post by SkullsquadronX »

Russ thank for the tip. It looks easy enough to do. Just flip over and good enough to go..
Post Reply