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Giving Away a Jimmy DiResta Giveaway. (Some of it, anyway)

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My Growth Rings with Scott Markwood

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SHOP NOTES: My winnings in the Jimmy DiResta giveaway could be your winnings! I'm going to select SEVEN people from that list who will receive one of the following random gifts:

🟢 One viewer will get a DiResta plastic injection molded keychain
🟢 One viewer will get a DiResta leather keychain
🟢 One viewer will get a DiResta baseball cap
🟢 One viewer will get a different DiResta baseball cap (I guess they are both different, aren't they?)
🟢 One viewer will get a DiResta knit cap
🟢 One viewer will get a DiResta embroidered patch
🟢 One viewer will get a different DiResta embroidered patch (Don't start that again!)

✏️ How do you enter? Sign up for the MyGrowthRings "Mailing list" at the following link before Sunday, at 6PM Eastern time, Feb 20, 2022: http://eepurl.com/gvyMUz

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▶️ Be sure to check out Jimmy's channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/jimmydiresta

And thanks again, Jimmy!

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Playing with the Kreg 520Pro at WorkBenchCon 2022

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✅ SHOP NOTES: I'm at WorkBenchCon this weekend and having a great time playing with new tools and learning from suppliers and Youtube content creators. So far the coolest tool I've discovered is the new portable pocket hole jig from Kreg that makes drilling pocket holes on wide sheet stock (plywood, melamine, etc.) a breeze! It's available in a couple kits, including one kit that allows it to be mounted to a base for use in narrow stock, such as for making face frames. Check out a couple of them at Amazon:

🟢 This is the basic, hand-held version of the Kreg 520Pro: https://amzn.to/3HldZJh
🟢 This version of the Kreg 520Pro includes the "Docking Station": https://amzn.to/3taRUIt
🟢 I suppose this is the "Whole Enchilada" version! It includes the Kreg 520PRO Pocket-Hole Jig and the Docking Station AND a SK04 Starter Pocket Hole Screw Kit: https://amzn.to/3t9qG54

🎬 Here's the original KREG 520Pro intro video: https://youtu.be/Vvm7eVVyxi4

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I Warned You About That Set Screw... It's a DEATH TRAP!!! (Click Bait?)

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✅ SHOP NOTES: That's right, your Shopsmith has a hair trigger that ideally you'll be able to avoid, but if your quill return spring breaks or if the depth gauge gets out of alignment, you might not have a choice but to tempt fate. Ok, I'm being overly dramatic. Yes, you do need to approach this carefully, but it's totally doing about and you've got this!

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Here are links to a few of the products I used or discussed in this video:
🟢 My favorite 9" long T-handle "Shopsmith Toolbox" 5/32" Hex Wrench: https://amzn.to/3sm3NcJ

🎬 This video from Jacob Anderson covers a bit more about replacing the quill return spring: https://youtu.be/YbHVTwSp9DI

🎬 In this video is from Mike, from the Shopsmith forums, Mike is replacing the quill return spring on a 1940's-50's 10ER. While the techniques aren't exactly the same, many of his tips are totally transferable to modern Shopsmith tools: https://youtu.be/S66Lf9VAjnA

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Is there an easier way? (HINT: Yes, & it involves MAGNETS!)

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✅ SHOP NOTES: This is the follow-up to an earlier video to talk about the Questions, Comments, and Cheap-shots that came from our discussion about a set screw that can break your heart as a Shopsmith power tool owner. If you missed that vid, be sure to catch it here: 🎬 https://youtu.be/rboI7qTKgOs

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Here are links to a few of the products I used or discussed in this video:
🟢 My favorite 9" long T-handle "Shopsmith Toolbox" 5/32" Hex Wrench: https://amzn.to/3sm3NcJ
🟢 Here's a good deal on a batch of small and handy Rare Earth Magnets: https://amzn.to/3MsiTrI
🟢 Shopsmith "Help Kit": https://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/c...
🟢 Stainless Steel replacement set screws for your Shopsmith Mark V: https://amzn.to/3gtafKR NOTE that these SS set screws have CUPPED tips, so they will need to be flattened.

🎬 This is the video that Jim McCann recorded for Dan: https://youtu.be/npz1SvLFJTs
🎬 Here's Marc's clever video on how to remove the quill shaft on a PowerPro headstock: https://youtu.be/qPLGHNetA0g
🎬 Here's Marc's clever video on how to re-install the quill shaft on a PowerPro headstock: https://youtu.be/c8wHP7XM2yM

A few viewers have requested I provide affiliate links to help them find the products I use and as a way of supporting the channel through commission. If you purchase a product or service with the links I provide, there is no additional charge to you. I always recommend shopping around for a better price. Thank you for supporting My Growth Rings! Scott

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An Aftermarket Shopsmith Upgrade to Consider?

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Watch it here: https://youtu.be/d51M_KhEjmQ

✅ SHOP NOTES: Quite a while ago I purchased an aftermarket quill lever set for my Mark V and for the most part I like it, but it also has issues. This Shopsmith-produced aftermarket quill lever solves some of the issues I had with the stock lever, but is it good enough? We'll see.
🎬 If you missed it, here's the video where I showed the other aftermarket quill lever: https://youtu.be/OjycnglIlBM

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Here are links to a few of the products I used or discussed in this video:
🟢 My favorite 9" long T-handle "Shopsmith Toolbox" 5/32" Hex Wrench: https://amzn.to/3sm3NcJ
🟢 Here's the Shopsmith 10-Position Quick-Index Quill Feed Handle on Amazon:https://amzn.to/35SFPjb
🟢 Here's the Shopsmith 10-Position Quick-Index Quill Feed Handle on Shopsmith's site: https://shopsmith.com/ownersite/catal...
🟢 Geoffrey Baker's Purple "Quick Release Quill Feed Handle Kit" available through his eBay account https://ebay.us/UtgBte Note, he doesn't always have his handles listed, so check back often.

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A few viewers have requested I provide affiliate links to help them find the products I use and as a way of supporting the channel through commission. If you purchase a product or service with the links I provide, there is no additional charge to you. I always recommend shopping around for a better price. Thank you for supporting My Growth Rings! Scott

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Did Shopsmith create the perfect "Power Couple"? (See what I did there?)

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✅ SHOP NOTES: The Shopsmith power coupler is been the driving bandsaws, jointers and more since the 1950's, and though it's gone through several changes the product has been pretty much dialed-in for over 50 years. Yes, it's a "weak link", but it's totally by design, and oh, what a design it is!

💡 Here's an idea: If you aren't ready or able to join the channel, you can always support the channel by watching, clicking the thumbs-up, commenting, sharing, and by clicking through the provided links whenever you are shopping on Amazon or eBay. You don't even need to purchase the items these links lead to, but by going through these links they'll reward us with a small "finders fee". Thanks in advance for the support!

Here are links to a few of the products I used or discussed in this video:
🟢 My favorite 9" long T-handle "Shopsmith Toolbox" 5/32" Hex Wrench: https://amzn.to/3sm3NcJ
🟢 Here's the Shopsmith Power Coupler kit on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3L2FWYy

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I also blog at http://www.tool-hunter.com/shopsmith-posts and http://shopsmith-tool-hunter.blogspot.com/

A few viewers have requested I provide affiliate links to help them find the products I use and as a
way of supporting the channel through commission. If you purchase a product or service with the
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better price. Thank you for supporting My Growth Rings! Scott
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Q&A's from the Shopsmith Power Coupler Video

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✅ SHOP NOTES: This is the follow-up to an earlier video to talk about the Questions, Comments, and Cheap-shots that came from our discussion about the Shopsmith Power Coupler. If you missed that vid, be sure to catch it here: 🎬 https://youtu.be/Rrars8kR_T4

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Here are links to a few of the products I used or discussed in this video:
🟢 My favorite 9" long T-handle "Shopsmith Toolbox" 5/32" Hex Wrench: https://amzn.to/3sm3NcJ
🟢 Here's the Shopsmith Power Coupler kit on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3L2FWYy

🎬 Here's the video I mentioned whit testing of various DIY couplers, including a Print-On-Demand metal coupler from Shapeways: https://youtu.be/AvPtAOter4A

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Re: My Growth Rings with Scott Markwood

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My first two SPT couplers came with a '57 I bought in the early 80's. I broke one when I put my old bandsaw (with straight tube mounts) on a newer machine, IMO due to poor hub alignment (aka operator error :o ). The other I still use, I would guess both are original from late 50's. Both had that translucent look, I'm not sure when that changed.

While there is no doubt these will break at some amount of torque, I'm skeptical of that being an intentional safety feature. What hazard would be mitigated? The design has been the same since 3/4 HP machines. No change for a 50% power increase to 1-1/8 HP. And no change for PowerPro, which SS asserts produces twice the power at all speeds. Thinking mostly of the bandsaw and jointer, I don't see where a hard torque limit is a safety feature. And I suspect we'd be breaking them all the time if they were designed to break under conditions that the early machines could produce. Has anyone else broken one of these where safety was a factor? Or even broken one by exceeding the torque limit? What sort of conditions, and on what machine?

Note - I've read a thread or discussion where members felt PowerPros were contributing to an increased break rate for couplers. I don't think many felt this had to do with more power.

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Re: My Growth Rings with Scott Markwood

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David, My oldest coupler isn't from the '50's, but it is from 1980. It's been dropped onto the concrete floor of my workshop, kicked across the floor, has had a wood board set down on it, and I'm sure other "abuse"; more times than I can count, and all by accident, of course. But it refuses to die.

As far as safety of the machine; I've never stalled any of my Shopsmith mechanical headstocks with a SPT and the power coupler in use. Only while in table saw mode, once. So I can't say for sure torque would be a defiant cause of failure with any of the SPT's for me personally, except for maybe with the Mark mounted planer. I own and use one, but the situation hasn't happened where I've taken a extremely heavy cut, or hit a foreign object that was embedded in a board, or a extremely hard knot being planed. If it did fail do to that sort of operation, then I could see it being a safety factor to help protect the operator from personal injury. I've seen planer kickback first hand (not on a Shopsmith planer), and it will make your heart skip a beat or few.

Aside from maybe the button bearing on the control sheave, or wearing a area on the belts and control sheaves; I'm not sure what other components in a mechanical headstock could be damaged by a sudden jolted stall other than the motor. Like I mentioned when I stalled one of mine while in the table saw mode; no internal damage occurred that I'm aware of, and I was quick to flip the power switch off to keep from damaging the motor.
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Coupler Controversy - It was always about the SPRING!

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woodshop nerdery

This unlisted Woodshop Nerdery video is a response to comments and questions and general misunderstandings related to a comment I made on a recent MGR video.

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