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    Shop Smith

    Hello fellow creekers,
    I just got an old Shop Smith and I will be playing with it.
    I'm usually over in the laser forum.
    I tried to get on the Yahoo Shop Smith forum but they denied me! Any one know any thing about them and why I would be denied? I'm a nice guy, really I am!
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    Any woodworking group that would deny entry to a woodworker without explanation isn't worth joining in the first place.

    edit: Is it this group? http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SSusers/

    I was able to join immediately. And I don't even have a Shop Smith!
    Last edited by Andy Casiello; 09-23-2008 at 3:06 PM.

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    Better yet go to www (DOT) shopsmith (DOT) net/forums. That is the shopsmith forums. A lot of great info from owners.

    There is also a great library of videos on how to use and repair your shopsmith.

    http://www.shopsmithacademy.com/Sawdust_Sessions.htm
    "Remember back in the day, when things were made by hand, and people took pride in their work?"
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    Brian - Just FYI, Since sitting up new accounts on that and other forums is handled by computer software automatically, I'm guessing it's nothing personal, just a glitch.
    I gave it a try and had no problem.

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    Brian
    There is another Shopsmith users group at ssug.org I originally started my woodworking with a SS class and then purchased one. A long slippery slope it has been.
    Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "...Holy Cow....what a ride!"

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    Thanks guys.
    So it's a computer that doesn't like me. Heck I'm used to that!
    It was this site.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shopsmith10ERusers/
    It's for the older Shop Smiths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Robison View Post
    Thanks guys.
    So it's a computer that doesn't like me. Heck I'm used to that!
    It was this site.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shopsmith10ERusers/
    It's for the older Shop Smiths.

    At the Shopsmith link I gave above there is a guy Bill Mayo that is an expert on the 10er. And anything Shopsmith. He deals in parts for the 10er. He is not a woodworker but a machinist who loves the 10er machine.
    "Remember back in the day, when things were made by hand, and people took pride in their work?"
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    I own and like my used 1993 Mark V. Actually I like the belt sander on the accessory stand the most! I have always been lulled by the shopsmith for some reason. The sawdust academy videos are great. Would really like a SS pin router setup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Heidrick View Post
    I own and like my used 1993 Mark V. Actually I like the belt sander on the accessory stand the most! I have always been lulled by the shopsmith for some reason. The sawdust academy videos are great. Would really like a SS pin router setup!
    If you sign up for the e-mail alerts some great deals can be had. Did you miss the pin router sale a couple weeks ago?

    A few weeks back I got to tour the Shopsmith Factory? The inventor of the shopsmith in the 1940's made equipment to manufacture the tool from the 10er it self. They are still in use today on the factory floor.
    Shopsmith is a small company. Only like 20 some employees. Very dedicated employees fighting to keep a great American tool alive.
    I called once to check on my order of a belt sander. Gail (the lady that answers the phone) said ,without looking on the computer or anything, Oh yes. I saw it sitting on the dock waiting on FedEx to pick up. With just my name she knew the order and what was going on with it. Refreshing in today world. Shopsmith is a class act.
    Last edited by Dave Lehnert; 09-23-2008 at 9:08 PM.
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    I think this one is a 1952. It's a 10er in pretty darn good shape.
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    A gentleman named Skip Campbell from Texas runs the yahoo 10ER group. Unless his health has gottem away from him he usually welcomes every new member personally.

    He's the most knowledgeable and generous person I've come across. he helpedme fix several Shopsmiths back in the day I was seling them on Ebay. Sold around 40 of them before I called it quits.
    Last edited by James Hart; 09-23-2008 at 11:12 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Hey Brian,

    The reason Andy got on the Yahoo Shopsmith group and you didn't is 'cause his pix is more handsome.

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    Now, don't pick on that avatar. That's my daughter!
    Nah, not really, my daughter looks a little more like a monkey than an orangutan.
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