kaba wrote:I went to pick up the ShopSmith today. The next challenge was getting it into my loft workshop. In any case here are some pictures.
Lots of cleaning and painting to be done. I've about decided to send my headstock in for a refurb.
I've also got a guy coming to pick up my over sized Table Saw.
All-in-all a very good day!
Doesn't look too bad and with a little tender care it will come to life again.
Had to laugh when you said someone was coming to pick up your oversize tablesaw.
A few, maybe more years ago I purchased a large Ridgid table saw as it was supposed to be low in vibration and one of the better ones. Got it home, assembled it, and it ran nice. First time I tried to reach over the table to rip something I knew it wouldn't work. The table extensions were way to large and I couldn't reach the item I was ripping. Took it back the next day with no charge for assembling, then ordered a new shopsmith and haven't looked back. Very nice machines.
After that I purchased a used one for a low price which had a lot of attachments, bandsaw, jointer, sander. Best way to pick up accesories. So then I had two. I updated to the new quill, and updated the tools.
Last weekend I saw another one with many attachments, got the fever again and purchased it. Now I have three and duplicates of some of the attachments although I did get a couple of ones I didn't have. I plan on taking one with some of the attachments to our second home. Not much rust on this one but I already ordered the updated quill and will update the tools before taking them to our less frequented house.
These are wonderful machines, especially with the additional tools you can run on them. It may be a disease but one I can live with. My wife is a little concerned.