I saw an ad in Craigslist for a free Shopsmith. No phone and about 40 miles
away. When I got there, I found out why no phone number was listed.
The Shopsmith (older than the joke about the rabbi, the priest, and the
minister meeting at a bar) was didn't work. "The motor gave out," said the
owner. "A new one is about $600 and several motor rebuilding places I called
said it can't be rewound or repaired."
Oh well, I thought. Loaded it up anyway and brought it home.
Anyway, inspection revealed ... wait for it now ... a wire had come loose
from the switch.
With the wire re-attached, the sucker seems to function properly! I've got
some more cleaning and lubricating to do, but things look promising. Very
You know, that Craiglist thingy is more fun than Ebay.