Hands On
From Our Owner's

NOV/DEC 2004
Volume 47/Issue 6

Project Articles
Poor Man's Hall Butler
Holiday Hurricane Lamp
Old-Fashioned Toy Cars

Ask Smitty
Owner’s Gallery
Letters from Owners
New Baby Workshop Calendar
Academy Notes
Hardwood Information You Should Know - Pt 3
Service Pointers
MARK V Rip Fence

Woodworking Technologies
Stepped Dowels
Safety Lessons I've Learned

What's New
Rip Scale Upgrade Kit

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.

Husband and wife team think MARK V is a “must have” tool!
James Lance, Julian, CA writes...
“My wife, Cleo and I have found that the Shopsmith is a MUST HAVE.  We have used our Shopsmith to build all sorts of things such as deck stairways, plank walkways, etc., as well as wood products such as you see in the enclosed picture.  Being a retired engineer, I’ve found that rather than having a machine for each operation, it is just as efficient to program your operations for best set-ups and production results.”


Nephew says you can take it (the MARK V) with you
Jim Ferrante of Massapequa, NY writes...
“When my wife’s cabinetmaker Uncle immigrated from Italy in the mid 50’s, he knew he had to set up shop as soon as possible…and this is where the Shopsmith MARK V came in.  The multi-purpose tool fits all his needs with a table saw, drill press, lathe, sander, etc. Add a few attachments such as a bandsaw and a jointer and he was back in business. And imagine all this tucked away in a corner of his garage.
Well, this was 45+ years ago and he has since retired. Unable to take his MARK V with him to the retirement home.…I inherited it and have been using it for the past 20 years for projects around the house. Now, with my retirement just a few short years away, I plan to follow in the way of my Uncle…except for one thing. The MARK V is coming with

MARK V makes man “feel like a kid again”
Louie Ruiz of San Diego, CA writes...
“I purchased my Shopsmith in 1999 and was so excited I couldn’t wait to try out my new toy. I hadn’t worked with wood in 27 years and the only experience I had is what I learned in high-school.  Now, I’m 47 years young and feel like a kid again, working with wood.”

1956 MARK V  — 44 years old and still going strong!
Edward Levin of Highland Park, IL writes...
“I purchased my Shopsmith MARK V (along with the Jointer and Jigsaw) in 1956.  I had a small workshop and the MARK V suited my space wonderfully.  Now, 43 years later, the same MARK V (upgraded to the 510 model) is still my main power tool…and still runs great.
I have completed many wonderful projects with my MARK V and have recommended the Shopsmith to many of my friends.  My sons are also woodworkers and have requested that I will them the MARK V.  The problem is…I have two sons and only one Shopsmith”