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Sawdust Sessions

Shopsmith’s Sawdust Sessions cover a broad range of topics that include:

  • Tool set-up & alignment, maintenance & repair
  • Work-saving jigs & fixtures
  • Woodworking techniques & projects of all types
  • Other information of interest to Shopsmith owners and other woodworkers
  • Lots more

Nick Engler, America’s best-selling woodworking author, recording a Shopsmith Sawdust Session
To see the topics that were covered in each session, click on the arrows (). To access an archived Sawdust Session, click on the session number.
bullet Sawdust Session #24:  September 13, 2008
  • Shopsmith Reborn, Part 3: Rebuilding the Quill Feed
  • Making a Finger Plane
  • Setting Up the Shaper
  • Plus Drew's Interludes
bullet Sawdust Session #23:  August 9, 2008
  • Shopsmith Reborn, Part 3: Rebuilding the Drive Train
  • Band Saw Lumbering
  • Digital Drilling
  • Egg Carton Storage
  • Plus Drew's Interludes
bullet Sawdust Session #22:  June 28, 2008
  • Working with Wood Composites
  • Truing the Table to the Drill Chuck
  • Shopsmith Reborn, Part 2: Cleaning and Inspection
  • Plus Drew's Interludes.
bullet Sawdust Session #21:  June 14, 2008
  • Making Cove Moldings
  • Cutting Irregular Shapes
  • Using the Pneumatic Drum Sander.
  • Shopsmith Reborn, Part 1: Bargain or Basket Case?
  • Plus Drew's Interludes.
bullet Sawdust Session #20:  May 24, 2008
  • Ripping Bevels/Outfeed Table
  • Clamping Oddly-Shaped Assemblies
  • Joining Mitered Assemblies.
  • Setting Planer Knives
  • Plus Drew's Interludes.
bullet Sawdust Session #19:  May 10, 2008
  • Cutting Bevel Miters
  • Making Angled Dadoes
  • Making Compound Miters.
  • Plus Drew's Interludes.
bullet Sawdust Session #18:  April 26, 2008
  • Making a Laptop Desk with a "breadboard" lid
  • Routing finger joints with a shopmade jig,
  • Routing stopped or "blind" joints.
  • Plus Drew's Interludes.
bullet Sawdust Session #17:  April 12, 2008
  • Making curved turnings with the Ringmaster
  • Types of mortises and tenons and how to make them
  • Routing stopped or "blind" joints on the router table.
  • Replacing the Mark V Speed Control.
  • Plus Drew's Interludes.
bullet Sawdust Session #16:  March 22, 2008
  • Installing Doors and Drawers in a built-in cabinet.
  • Making wooden drawer slides.
  • Applying plastic laminate.
  • Using and sharpening cabinet scrapers.
  • Plus Drew's Interludes.
bullet Sawdust Session #15:  March 15, 2008
  • Making band saw boxes.
  • Choosing and using band saw blades.
  • Setting up and using the Shopsmith molder head.
  • Installing a Lift Assist to the Mark V.
  • Plus Drew's Interludes.
bullet Sawdust Session #14:  February 23, 2008
  • Making "segmented" bowls with the Ringmaster
  • Thickness sanding with the Shopsmith Conical Disc.
  • Preventing and Removing Rust
  • Plus Drew's Interludes
bullet Sawdust Session #13:  February 9, 2008
  • Laminate wood bending
  • Coping-and-sticking joints for curved cabinet doors.
  • Aligning the auxiliary tables on you Mark V.
  • Plus Drew's Interludes.
bullet Sawdust Session #12:  January 26, 2008
  • Handling and cutting sheet materials.
  • Cutting joinery in plywood.
  • Tuning up the Shopsmith Belt Sander
  • Making a roll-around Clamp Caddy.
  • Plus Drew's Interludes.
bullet Sawdust Session #11:  January 12, 2008
  • Turning bowls from single boards with the Ringmaster.
  • Making finger joints on the band saw.
  • Cleaning and lubricating the Mark V.
  • Making a "Wind Harp."
  • Plus Drew's Interludes.
bullet Sawdust Session #10:  December 29, 2007
  • Sharpening hand tools with the Strip Sander.
  • Making "turned cabriole" legs.
  • Thickness Planer tune-up
  • Applying wipe-on finishes.
bullet Sawdust Session #9:  December 8, 2007
  • Designing a dustcolection system.
  • Making decorative turnings from laminated stock.
  • Creating holiday ornament of the Scrollsaw.
  • Choosing the proper saw blade.
bullet Sawdust Session #8:  November 24, 2007
  • Routing and shaping turned work on the Overarm Router.
  • Turning pens and pencils.
  • Making decorative splined joints.
  • Using the magnetic rules of the Shopsmith Model 520.
bullet Sawdust Session #7:  November 10, 2007
  • Replacing and tensioning the Mark V quill
  • Pin routing with the Overarm Router.
  • Sanding inside shapes with the Strip Sander.
  • Mounting and turning burls.
bullet Sawdust Session #6:  October 27, 2007
  • An overview of the Sand Flee finish sander
  • Sanding test, comparing the Sand Flee with other finish sanders.
  • Basic marquetry techniques.
  • A knife-setting jig for the Jointer.
bullet Sawdust Session #5:  October 13, 2007
  • Thickness planing tips and tricks.
  • Cutting decorative shapes with the Overarm Router.
  • Sanding three-dimensional shapes and curves.
  • Turning precise tapers.
bullet Sawdust Session #4:  September 29, 2007
  • Replacing and tensioning the belts in the Mark V headstock.
  • Making simple joinery with the Overarm Router.
  • Sharpening lathe chisels with the Sharpening Guide.
  • An introduction to veneering techniques.
bullet Sawdust Session #3:  September 15, 2007
  • Replacing the switch in the Mark V headstock.
  • An overview of the Overarm Router.
  • Making compound cuts on the band saw.
  • Using nitric acid to stain wood.
bullet Sawdust Session #2:  August 25, 2007
  • Making small part with precision.
  • Routing dadoes and grooves.
  • Making small finger joints with a Dado Cutter.
  • Resawing and bookmatching panels.
bullet Premiere Sawdust Session:  August 11, 2007
  • Two methods of making mortises.
  • Aligning the Mark V table.
  • Using the conical disc sander.
  • Choosing and using drill bits.
 
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