Does anybody know of this piece of equipment?
It looks like a 'Shopsmith' set-up. I just aquired one recently and
need parts for it.
It must be some 20-30 years old I think. It was my dads a long time ago.
I'd like to know if it's possible to revive it, and if parts ARE
available...is it worth it.
The motor works, but the speed gear set-up has all the teeth worn off.
Does it matter? I'm also new to woodworking.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
On Fri, 3 Oct 2003 05:51:06 -0400 (EDT), organ firstname.lastname@example.org (The
Phantom) Crawled out of the shop and said. . .:
took a little diggin in some stuff i had from years ago...but i found
contact info for your machines manufacturer. . .
the 800 number is still good, so i wish you luck with it.
Kansas City, MO 64120
- Nehmo -
It's a planer with changeable custom knives. You can make moldings. The
modern Woodmasters have two motors, one for feed and another for the
organ email@example.com (The Phantom) wrote in message
Did you not see my last response to your question?
Woodmaster does not exist any longer and nobody supports their
Shopsmith knockoff. However (as I previously stated) many Shopsmith
parts will probably fit as the Woodmaster was simply a direct copy
made cheaply in China. Go to www.shopsmith.com and check out their
on-line exploded parts listings.
- Jeff -
> > Does anybody know of this piece of equipment?
- David Hall -
- Nehmo -
Maybe he didn't see it. I didn't until I saw it on Google. Your post
and my earlier post didn't show up on news-server.kc.rr.com . I can't
explain why Google get some post that other news-servers miss.
- David Hall -
- Nehmo -
I suppose it's possible that there is more than one "Woodmaster"; the
name is just two common words put together, and you might be referring
to a different one. But the Woodmaster over here in Kansas City is
still alive. As I said before, they make a two-motor
planer-drumsander-bladeturning machine that's good to make moldings.
(The cheapest version, Model 712, 12",is about $1,000. At the other
end, Model 5075, 50", $3,400, and you'll need some accessories too.)
The Shopsmith Is something different
http://www.shopsmith.com/markvsite/indexMARKV.htm "a 34" Lathe, a 10"
Table Saw, a 12" Disc Sander, a Horizontal Boring & Doweling Machine,
a 16-1/2" Drill Press".
OP seems to describe an old one-motor machine, so I'm not sure what he
has. Maybe it's an old version of the modern Woodmaster.
There was once a Woodmaster tool that was a direct knockoff of the Shopsmith
Mark V 500. Whether it was imported by the same company that now sells the
Woodmaster planer/molder I admit I do not know. However, the Woodmaster cum
Shopsmith was a poor imitation imported from the far east and has been gone
from the market for quite a few years, as are all other direct Shopsmith
knockoffs AFAIK. A compnay called Smithy still makes a machine designed around
the same concepts as the Shopsmith, but clearly different. These other clones,
Woodmaster included, looked from a short distance to be a different colored
Shopsmith Mark V 500. Thus many Shopsmith parts and accessories easily fit the
clones. It would be the first place that I would look for parts, accessories
and even documentation if I owned one of the clones.
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