Hands On
From Our Owner's

Volume 45/Issue 4

Project Articles
The Four-Poster Bed
The Sunshade Sandbox
The Secret Compartment Paper Towel Holder

Ask Smitty
Owner’s Gallery
Letters from Owners
Academy Notes
Finishing Touches - Pt.6 Paints & Stains
Service Pointers
Keep Your Thickness Planer Running Smoothly
Safety Tips
Safety Dos and Don'ts

What's New
Incra TSIII Ultra Fence System

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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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.

Texas Police Chief loves woodworking with his

David Ashburn of Angleton, TX writes...
“I have owned my Shopsmith MARK V for a few years. I bought it from the original owner and find that it's a great woodworking tool that is unique to any other brand that I have seen. I never took woodworking class in school, nor had anyone to show me how. I am learning how to use my equipment, have attended one of Shopsmith's one-day classes and am planning to attend others in the future. I have the basic unit, plus a Bandsaw, Belt Sander, Jointer and a separate Pro-Planer. I find that going to my shop and working with wood and my MARK V is very relaxing. It helps with the stressful job I have - 20 years as Police Chief for the city of Angleton, TX.”

“Inherited” MARK V helps Texas man fulfill a long-term interest

Ron Carlson of Harker Heights, TX writes…
“I have been interested in woodworking for a long time but really never had any decent power tools. My son-in-law's parents moved into a new home last year, and along with it went Grandfather's 1985 MARK V. No one had used it in years.

When they found out I was interested in it, they told me if I would just get it out of their garage, I could have it. As you might guess, I wasted no time acquiring it! When I got it home, it was covered with cobwebs, dirt dobber nests and a lot of rust. I cleaned it up and it runs like new. How lucky can a guy get?

Just this year, I've built a console table for my daughter, three nesting tables for my daughter-in-law, a baby cradle for my wife, a full-size cradle for some friends of my daughter's and two custom-built speaker stands for my son-in-law.

Thanks, Shopsmith for such a great power tool!”

83-year-old Kansas man loves his MARK V

Aubrey Thomas of Tecumseh, KS writes…
“In 1980, just after I retired, I saw an ad for a Shopsmith MARK V. It was in another town about 100 miles away. I called that evening and said that I would be there to see it the next morning. It looked like it was just what I wanted. It came with Brad-Point Drill Bits in a box, Lathe equipment, Disc Sander, Retractable Casters, Mortise Bit Set, all the books and more. Some of the accessories were still wrapped in protective material! It also included a Bandsaw and Jointer.

To add to this, I am now 83 years old and have since added a Scroll Saw, Belt Sander and Shopsmith Dust Collector. I have built two roller cabinets to put the big items on with space for small items. I woodwork in my garage about six hours a day when I don't have other things to do. I have made cabinets for our church, as well as craft items for the church and Kiwanis club to sell. I love my MARK V!”