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.”
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