POLL - How many of you know....

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Did you know what a Shopsmith was when you saw this thread?

Yes - someone I know owns one, or I do.
No - have no idea what you're talking about.
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Re: POLL - How many of you know....

Postby mariej » Tue May 11, 2010 9:56 am

I've never heard of it, but my husband probally has. That kind of stuff makes him happy, he's like a kid on Christmas everytime he buys some kind of tool or machine. It's just absolutely fascinating listening to him talk about it :roll: :lol:
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Re: POLL - How many of you know....

Postby Librtyhead » Tue May 11, 2010 9:59 am

That thing could make wooden ladies undergarments though......
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Re: POLL - How many of you know....

Postby sirlamre » Tue May 11, 2010 11:53 am

Here are some articles showing what you can do with a Shopsmith

Simple but well built stepstool

Yes - you can do this with several other tools and moving your work around to various places -
But he's right about one thing -- the SSmith does provide ONE place to do most of the work, without clamping and moving and doing jigs for 4 different pieces of equipment.

Christmas tree ornaments -
http://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/proj ... /index.htm
http://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/proj ... 0650-1.jpg

This was made using a Shopsmith
http://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/proj ... 0120-1.jpg

As was this:
http://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/proj ... s/dl1l.jpg

Any of those could be done better with a shop-full of more expensive individual tools --
And quite possibly done a bit better, depending upon just how much more high-quality each of your tools was.
But a (used) Shopsmith is a decent "talented amateur" tool for doing some of these things.
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