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MARK V INTRODUCTION
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MARK V Introduction
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Building the System

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Figure 1-1. The Shopsmith Woodworking System begins with the Mark V. The (A) Model 500 and(B) Model 510 are shown in the table saw mode.

The Shopsmith Woodworking System begins with the Mark V (Figure 1-1), a multi-purpose power tool based on the notion that separate power tools have a number of common parts. If these parts are arranged in a logical, adaptable format, the essentials for five basic power tools--table saw, disc sander, drill press, horizontal boring machine and lathe--will be readily available (Figure 1-2). This multi-purpose concept does not limit or detract from the effectiveness or abilities of the tools. In fact, some of the capabilities and capacities are superior to most single-purpose tools.

 

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Figure 1-2. The Shopsmith Mark V Model 510 is shown in the (A) disc sander, (B) drill press, (C) horizontal boring, and (D) lathe modes.

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Figure 1-3. A dual disc sander setup. Note how the extension table is used as a work support surface for the extra disc.

Basically, the Mark V is a frame or “bench” that holds a power plant and a worktable. The upper tubes of this bench can be tilted horizontally or vertically. The power plant and the worktable slide independently along the upper tubes so that they can be positioned right next to each other or almost three feet apart. You can mount many different accessories to the power plant, such as saw blades, drill bits, and sanding discs and operate them at variable speeds. The worktable can be positioned over, under, or beside these accessories to hold work-pieces at different angles. In this way, the three components--bench, power plant, and work-table--combine to make a unique, capable, and versatile wood-working system. The bench gives the Mark V its stability, the power plant supplies the power you need to perform a multitude of wood-working tasks, and the worktable supports the stock as you work.

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Figure 1-4. The disc sander/drum sander combination. Be sure to use only the speeds that are in the disc sander range.

One of the most impressive advantages the Mark V offers is the simultaneous use of modes, making special and routine applications simpler. As an example, with the auxiliary spindle, it is possible to set up dual sanding functions. With two sanding discs mounted (Figure 1-3), you can work with two different grits of sandpaper. The disc and drum sander combination (Figure 1-4) provides capabilities for straight edge, inside curve and outside curve sanding. Another dual setup is the saw/jointer combination (Figure 1-5). With this setup you can joint one edge of a board before beginning a sawing operation. This produces a smooth, straight edge to place against the rip fence and assures a straight, square cut. When you're ripping, cut the stock slightly oversize so that you can also finish the second edge on the jointer.

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Figure 1-5. The saw/jointer setup lets you square up one edge of a board before beginning a sawing operation. This produces a smooth, straight edge to place against the rip fence. A dust collection system is shown attached to both machines.

Warning: Never mount a cutter or blade on the auxiliary spindle. Also, whenever a dual tool setup is used, the speed dial must be set for the slowest operating tool. Do not run the tool, even when it's not being used, at a higher speed than recom-mended. Guards should be in place.

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