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1955 Mark V

#19839 by davepk13 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:13 am

I have purchased a 1955 Mark V in very good condition, but would like to do some maintenance on it. Can anyone give me some tips? Is it possible to get inside the (green) belt housing?

Thank you,

Dave

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#19844 by jbooher » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:33 am

Nick at Shopsmith is doing a series on repairing a old shopsmith. Go to Sawdust sessions and check out the last two.

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#19851 by charlese » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:05 pm

jbooher wrote:Nick at Shopsmith is doing a series on repairing a old shopsmith. Go to Sawdust sessions and check out the last two.

Click here!
http://www.shopsmithacademy.com/Sawdust_Sessions.htm

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1955 Mark V

#19855 by billmayo » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:56 pm

The Shopsmith, Nick is repairing/rebuilding, is a 1960s with the 1 1/8 HP motor and Poly-V drive.

The 1955 Mark V headstock has no access hole in the headstock, no oiling holes in the sheaves and has a Gilmer drive with a clutch that can be tested for slippage which should prevent tearing the teeth off the Gilmer belt if the quill stops suddenly. The motor is also a 3/4 HP motor. The Speed Control Dial has a different type of spring to prevent the speed control dial from vibrating and making noise. I cut an access hole in the headstock and drill oiling holes in the sheaves. I rebuild the clutch for 15-20 ft pds of torque before slipping. I have pictures of all the steps I do if anyone is interested.

jbooher wrote:Nick at Shopsmith is doing a series on repairing a old shopsmith. Go to Sawdust sessions and check out the last two.

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Bill Mayo [url]bill.mayo@verizon.net[/url]
Shopsmith owner since 73. Sell, repair and rebuild Shopsmith, Total Shop & Wood Master headstocks, SPTs, attachments, accessories and parts. US Navy 1955-1975 (FTCS/E-8)

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#19864 by cincinnati » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:48 pm

"I have pictures of all the steps I do if anyone is interested."

You have to ask? Bring it on LOL!!!!!

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#19869 by easterngray » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:25 pm

I'm interested as well Bill - Thanks for the offer! Alec

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#19898 by davepk13 » Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:27 pm

Thanks Bill, would love the information!

Dave

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Interested

#19899 by bigmoe » Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:46 pm

Bill I am also very interested in viewing your pictures of all the steps.
People like you are what keeps me returning to this website, thanks for sharing.:)

Moe

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interested

#19901 by wlhayesmfs » Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:45 pm

Is you are sending some pictures out I would love a set also. Have almost too many SS and still learning how to tune and fix them up.
Still learning.
Thanks

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Bill :)
Broken Arrow OK
MKV, 510, MKVll, 50th Anniversary 520 with Jointech saw train, Bandsaw, scroll saw, joiner, 6" Sander,Stand Alone Pin Router and Router Table, Strip Sander, Jigsaw & (4) ER's plus Jigsaw for ER. DC SS RAS

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1955 Mark V

#19903 by dusty » Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:11 pm

It looks as though it is time for a "mass mailing". I would also be very interested in seeing this photo series.:)

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