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    Shop Smiths, still use it?

    Mine is a "72" model, I mostly use it for lath work but the sanding wheel come in handy.
    A customer was selling it and I had just refinished a old rocker or his and we traded straight up. He thinks he got the better of the deal.

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    A friend of mine I grew up with had a shopsmith in his fathers shop. Thought it was kind of neat how they combined all those tools into one. How bought some pictures.

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    Alan, I'll have to clean up the area a bit 1st, Right now I have my grill and ATV and turkey hunting piled in front of it. Give me something else to do today LOL

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    I have one and it is used for lathe, dp and scrool saw

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    Alan , thanks for the push, I've been planning on a little cleaning so here at the pics also the most valuable tool in the shop Tormac
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    I'll put the shop smith drill press up right
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    You sure didn't waste any time on that task. Do you have any of the other attachments for it?

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    I've got all the attachments. Drill press bed & table saw, I don't use either one of them, just the lath and sander.
    Got me in the spring clean up mode now. Tomorrow the back area, what a mess, sort of a catch all area. Jerky making, meat grinder and slicer, bow block target, rabbit skin glue and shellac making area. It's a mess. LOL

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    Shop Smiths, still use it?

    Nice Shopsmith Dave, but never, NEVER ever leave a chuck wrench in a chuck. Please promise you will remember that?

    Aloha, Tony
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    A lot of nice stuff has been built with ShopSmiths over the years. I don't know what you usually charge for refinishing an old rocker, but I think you did good in your deal.

    From the sounds of things (turkey hunting, jerky making, shellac making, ATV riding, bow shooting, rabbit gluing, etc.), it looks like you need to find a hobby or something. Sounds like you never have anything to do to stay busy.
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