Hands On
From Our Owner's

JAN/FEB 2002
Volume 45/Issue 1


Project Articles
9-Drawer Workshop Toolbox
Child's Desk and Chairs
Candle Sconce and Desktop Pencil Holder

Ask Smitty
Owner’s Gallery
Letters from Owners
Academy Notes
Finishing Touches - Pt.3 Applying a Natural Finish
Service Pointers
Speed Changer
Safety Tips
Safety Is Your Decision

What's New
The Standard Anniversary Model Shopsmith MARK V

Find A Shopsmith Woodworking Academy Near You

National Woodworking Academy in Dayton, OH

Online Accessory Catalog
Request Printed Accessory Catalog
Online Replacement Parts Catalog

Find A Shopsmith
MARK V Demo Near You

Request MARK V Information Package

Links Worth Visiting
Free Woodworking Tips

Contacting Shopsmith

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Shopsmith, Inc.
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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.

Connecticut owner raves about simplicity of
his MARK V

Warren Aafedt of Windsor, CT writes...
"When I became serious about purchasing a Shopsmith MARK V, several of my friends felt that the unit was too complicated, too difficult to set up & adjust and the idea of several tools in one unit was just to awkward.

Well, today, they're singing another tune ! They've seen my MARK V in action and I've made believers out of all of them ! That business about the MARK V being difficult to set up is NONSENSE ! I keep all the accessories near my machine and am able to change modes in a few minutes."

Minister replaces MARK V with radial arm saw and quickly recognizes the "error of his ways"

Rev. Yale E. Roberts of Warsaw, MI writes…
"I've been wanting to write for a long time to let you know how much I enjoy working with my Shopsmith MARK V. This is my third machine, having started with a model 10-ER, then later a MARK V along with the Jointer attachment. Then, for some reason, I began to think that I would be better off with a radial arm saw, so I sold my MARK V and bought one. I kept it for a while, but soon learned that it could not even begin to compare with the overall benefits of the MARK V when it comes to doing the complete job. So, in 1971, I purchased another MARK V. Thanks again for a great home workshop, a fine magazine and service that's hard to beat!"

Customer appreciates "Royal Treatment" he gets from Shopsmith

Lawrence Podowski of Plano, TX writes…
"Thanks for turning my leisure time into my most relaxing and often profitable time during the week. It wasn't so much your very knowledgeable sales representative, as it was your precision-engineered MARK V that beckoned my undivided attention as I saw my first MARK V demonstration. I'd like to say thank you for the most precise, versatile workhorse of a machine that could ever enter a home. I have no fear that I'll ever be without an answer to a problem or question. I've been treated like a friend rather than just a customer!"

MARK V "makes money" for family

Bill Rowan of Barstow, CA writes…
"The MARK V makes us money. Plus, my wife is talking about a new dining table, coffee table, end tables, and the list is endless. I honestly believe she would sell anything (including the furniture we own) before she would agree to sell the MARK V. Why? Well, we can make our own furniture ! Case in point: this weekend during her yard sale, she sold the coffee table and end tables from the living room. My next project ? You guessed it !"

Wife realizes her woodworking ambition

Lando & Rhoda Bohnsack of Emily, MN writes…
"We are retired. I farmed in southern Minnesota and my wife, Rhoda, was a nurse. She always wanted to do woodworking when she retired, so we bought a Shopsmith MARK V two years ago. We both just love it !"

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