JAN / FEB 2001
Volume 44 /  Issue 1

Project Articles
Grandfather Clock, Part 3
The Porch Swing
The Kite String Winder

Ask Smitty
Owner’s Gallery
Letters from Owners

Products on Parade
The Shopsmith Lathe Duplicator
Academy Notes
Vertical Drill Press Set-Ups
Find A Shopsmith Woodworking Academy Near You

National Woodworking Academy in Dayton, OH
Service Pointers
Drill Press/Boring
Machine Tips

Safety Tips
Drilling & Boring Tips

Three New Accessories for Your MARK V
Specials & Online Catalog
Links Worth Visiting
Find A Shopsmith
MARK V Demo Near You

Free Woodworking Tips
Request Accessory Catalog
Request MARK V Information Package

Contacting Shopsmith

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Shopsmith, Inc.
All Rights Reserved



Real Letters from
Shopsmith Power Tool Owners

Here at Shopsmith, our mailbox is constantly stuffed with great letters from Shopsmith Power Tool Owners, talking about how they use their tools and what they think about them. Here are some excerpts from just a few of the thousands of letters we’ve received from the members of our Shopsmith Family of satisfied owners throughout the years. We hope you’ll enjoy reading them as much as we have.

Man uses MARK V to start sideline business for extra cash!
Henry Krolfifer, Monterey, CA writes…
“When I was a wholesale salesman for a large hardware distributor, several of my customers who knew I had a Shopsmith MARK V asked me to build some store-front signs for them.  I tackled them with no regrets, thanks to my MARK V.
One of the signs was 40 feet long with letters cut out of clear, dried redwood.  The MARK V Bandsaw was a real life-saver.  The next sign was 90 feet long with three-foot high letters!  This sideline business helped me raise a good family.
Many people have asked me why I prefer my Shopsmith MARK V over other power tools.  My reply is that it’s versatile, and besides, you have the whole package all in one.  Why would I want anything else?”

MARK V helps minister do “God’s Work”
Keith Pohl of Mason, MI writes…
“I was attending the Grand Rapids Civic Center Home Show when, there, before my eyes, stood a tidy man demonstrating a machine (the Shopsmith MARK V) that I had seen only  in my dreams. I had recently been ordained as a Methodist Minister and quickly learned that if I wanted things fixed in and around the parsonage, I either would have to wait until I was an old man or do the work myself. I had also learned that on my salary, I couldn’t afford separate tools.
But now, there it was . . . right before my eyes -- e pluribus unum -- one out of many.  I wrote a check on-the-spot and when I got it home, my wife wasn’t as enthused.  ‘Where will you put it?’ . . . ‘What do you know about woodworking?’. . . ‘You’ll probably cut off all of your fingers!’
Now, many years have rolled by and many parsonages have come and gone, but I’m still building and fixing, designing and creating.  Any I still have all my fingers !  Never has there been an investment that has proved so practical, so financially sound, and so relaxingly different from my daily routine.”

More Mail from our Owner’s . . .