Hands On
From Our Owner's

Volume 45/Issue 3

Contest Winners
First, Second and Third Place Winner Projects
Project Articles
The Tall Bookcase
The Folding Party Tray
The Mug Holder Shelf and Baseball Equipment Holder

Ask Smitty
Owner’s Gallery
Letters from Owners
Academy Notes
Finishing Touches - Pt.5 Refinishing
Service Pointers
Lathe Tailstock & Tool Rest Service Pointers
Safety Tips
Workshop Fire Safety

What's New
Hands-On Timeless Classics Now Available on CD ROM

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.

Massachusetts owner uses MARK V to work plastics

Robert S Parsons of Gloucester, MA writes...
“I'm sure most people connect Shopsmith equipment with wood. However, I use my MARK V to build model Plexiglass ships. I turned my hobby into a profitable business and paid for my MARK V in just six months!”

Nebraska carpenter says his MARK V is quite suitable for everyday commercial use

Fred Craigie of Lincoln, NE writes…
“I'm a carpenter by trade and the MARK V fits my needs quite nicely. I did restoration work on old City Hall here in Lincoln that included rebuilding and restoring 128 double-hung windows and building 10 new panel doors to match existing doors. They were all 2-1/8" thick ash lumber with 4-piece casings. I don't know how often you hear about the MARK V being used in commercial applications, but I run the wheels off mine!”

Delaware husband-and-wife “team” attend Shopsmith Woodworking Academy together

Noel Benner of Wilmington, DE writes…
“My husband, Floyd had a Shopsmith Model 10-ER that I would use...but only after he did the set-ups. I had some projects I wanted to build, and for this reason, I was determined to learn how to set up and operate our new MARK V. When Floyd decided the best way to get the most out of our investment was to attend the Shopsmith Woodworking Academy, I was ready to go. I especially enjoyed the bowl turning and gained a lot of respect for our MARK V. Floyd was impressed with the course, too and enjoyed learning how to make finger joints, plus other techniques that would make his woodworking easier. It was great fun!”

Idaho man loves space-saving benefits of his MARK V

G. Gary Simpson of Idaho Falls, ID writes…
“I am extremely happy with my Shopsmith MARK V. Being a novice woodworker, I was surprised that I've gained enough confidence to build numerous useful and satisfying projects in the short time since I purchased it. It's also the only way I could possibly have all my woodworking capabilities in a very limited space. Keep up the good work.”

Texas owner happy to spread the good word about his MARK V

Gene Day of For Stockton, TX writes…
“I'm happy to tell fellow woodworkers how happy I am with my Shopsmith MARK V and all he accessories. I have had the occasion to purchase many different machines and tools in my lifetime...not just woodworking tools, but tools of all kinds from many different manufacturers. In all of these purchases, I have gotten many fine machines, but I must say that I have never been so delighted, nor enjoyed any of them as much as I enjoy my Shopsmith MARK V! The people I have dealt with in ordering parts, answering questions, etc., have been top-notch, courteous, helpful and pleasant to deal with in every way. I can and will recommend Shopsmith tools every chance I get!”


California man enjoys “pass-along” MARK V

Ronnie Sherer of Canby, CA writes…
“I'm a volunteer fireman in a small town in Northern California. I have a MARK V that my grandfather gave my dad, who then gave it to me. It's a 1956 model.”

“I've built kitchen cabinets, a nine-drawer dresser/closet, end tables, a stereo cabinet and a waterbed frame with it. My grandfather originally bought it to build his home...my dad has used it for years...and now, I have it. I think it will probably out-last me! It's the most important tool in my shop and I wouldn't even think of having a shop without a Shopsmith MARK V in it!”

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