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post #1 of 7 Old 11-03-2009, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone. Wausau WI checking in. From my user name here, you'll probably figure out a bit about my shop. I began woodworking on my dad's Shopsmith 10er in the mid 1950's & still use that machine along with another 10er & a MK5 & MK5 "shortie". I suppose, besides being a woodworker, you could call me a "smith" junkie. Oh well, everybody has to be something, right? -SST
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Welcome to the forum SST.
Smith junkie to say the least. And the older models to boot. Sounds like you're keepin' the flame going for shopsmith. Hope you enjoy yourself here.
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A question on SS & then i will let it go.
A while back I inherited a Magna (MonkeyWards?) Mark VII. it must have sat for years, and i have been trying to get it going for sometime. the motor hums, but nothing turns. I got a manual online and i think i read where you you do not shut it down at HI\LO? RPM because it has a hard time with next start-up? How does one determine if the Headstock is worth rebuilding($$) or replacing($$$)? I saw recently where someone had just removed the headstock and replaced\attached with a plain motor. it had a pulley with 3 dia's and another attached to the spindle with 3 offset 3 dia's, and they just moved the belt from one dia to the other to change speed. I can do that... although I will have to fabricate a plate for the motor..
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Hi Tom,


We are cheddar heads as well. I am the marketing guy in Appleton, my parents own and operate and from New Lisbon, WI.

After my recent move, I wished I would have had my saw set up with the great weather we had this weekend. I'm afraid that by the time I get it set up in the garage it will be too cold and will need to rev up the heater.

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Tom, I'm in Wausau too, so, howdy neighbor! Welcome to the forum!

In a while, Chet.

Turning good wood into designer firewood on a daily basis.....

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