July 2019

Headstocks rebuilt in July 2019

Murray, VA, 1997 machine

Carpenter, TX, 1983 machine

McCracken, KS, 1979 machine

Troupe, FL, 1993 machine

Pronga, IA, 1983 machine

2 on hand to be rebuilt, 2 incoming

June 2019

My shop and web store were closed the first half of June for a trip but I am back and accepting headstocks for work now.

Be sure to utilize all of my online resources to help you maintain, troubleshoot and repair your headstock. This includes my videos, downloadable info, and various reference pages here on this web site.

6 Headstocks rebuilt this month:

Day, GA, 1982 machine

Plank, AL, 1985 machine

Kapuscinski, MI, 1955 machine

Smith, MI, 1982 machine

Bednarczyk, MA, 1982 machine

Conner, AZ, 1978 machine

2 headstocks on hand to be rebuilt, 3 currently incoming for service.

10 headstocks rebuilt in May 2019

Headstocks rebuilt in May 2019

Hanson, IL, 1990 machine

Weaver, CO, 1988 machine

Sanford, OK, 1985 machine

Braig, TX, 1982 machine

Swimeley, WY, 1980 machine

Katzenbach, NV, 1985 machine

Dudek, GA, 1983 machine

Jenkins, SC, 1979 machine

Marr, VA, 1990 machine

Sturgeon, ME, 1982 machine

Email me to schedule your service for June.


Some recent thank you emails from customers:

Great, thanks for having this great service!! Ed

Just wanted to say thanks, it arrived today and works great! Haven’t used this machine since i was a kid in my grandpa’s garage. He started my woodworking interest and taught me many life lessons as we worked out in the shop. You run a great business, thanks. Anthony

Hi Jacob, I finally got my shopsmith back together last week, and with the new motor bearings, it just hums. I never knew how it was supposed to sound until now. Thank you for your help! Jim

Thanks, Jacob. Another satisfied customer. Jim

6 headstocks rebuilt in April 2019

My repair shop and my web store were closed the first half of the month for a trip but are open now.

Some slots for May repairs are now available and more will be available mid May. Reservation slots for headstock repairs for April sold out quickly as usual.

6 Headstocks rebuilt this month:

Reese, MD, 1978 machine

Carricato, PA, 1983 machine

Rogers, MI, 1984 machine

Alcorn, VA, 1977 machine

Mahnke, SC, 1979 machine

Leuchtmann, CO, 1983 machine

3 headstocks on hand to be rebuilt going into May and 3 incoming, plus a few slots are open still for May repairs.

Be sure to see the FAQs page here to answer most questions you may have.

Be sure to utilize the extensive information provided here on this web site to help you with maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs to your Mark V headstock.

10 headstocks rebuilt in March 2019

Slots for March sold out in 24 hours. The next slots won’t open until mid April due to a trip early April.

Headstocks rebuilt in March 2019

Nelson, CO, 1981 machine

Hendricks, SC 1980 machine

Koone, TX, 1978 machine

Chapman, PA, 1983 machine

Nousaine, CA, 1956 machine

Hitchcock, WV, 1955 machine

Serinese, NJ, 1982 machine

VanBuskirk, TN, 1984 machine

Dugan, PA, 1956 machine

Condit, UT, 1955 machine

That’s all the machines I accepted for the month.

7 headstocks rebuilt in February 2019

I am taking a very limited number of machines for repair right now (just 10 for March).

Headstocks rebuilt in February:

Perucci, GA, 1981 machine

Burpee, TX, 1956 machine

Avery #2, CT, 2007 machine

Galkiewicz, NY, 1986 machine

Zemcuznikov, MO, 1978 machine

Wales, CO, 1955 machine

Larson, SD, 1984 machine

3 headstocks on hand to be rebuilt, and 7 incoming for March.


These replacement items are typically needed for a 10+ year old headstock to operate correctly: both belts, drive sleeve bearings, quill bearing and switch.

10 headstocks rebuilt in January 2019

Web store will be closed from 9 am EST Friday Jan 25 until Saturday Feb 2 for a winter get away trip.


10 headstocks rebuilt in January 2019

Hamilton, PA, 1956 machine

Anderson, MA, 1981 machine

Cusack, MA, 1974 machine

Blake, NY, 1953 machine

Nicholson, WA, 1978 machine

Finley, MO, 1981 machine

Braid, WA, 1981 machine

Sperry, CA, 1989 machine

Rohrer, IL, 1961 machine

Avery, CT, 1981 machine

That’s all I’m doing this month.


Some thank you emails from recent customers:

Thank you. I received the headstock today. I look forward to finishing the restoration and using the Shopsmith. Have a Merry Christmas!

The Christ is Risen, Damian

Thanks Jacob. I received my headstock Friday and installed it today. Thanks for the quick turnaround and the great job. Steve


12 headstocks rebuilt in December 2018

155 headstocks rebuilt in 2018

Wintertime is a great time to get your tools in order, because you know you will be busy with spring projects soon.

12 Headstocks rebuilt in December 2018

Guest, OK, 1955 machine

Starr, TX, 1981 machine

Brown, AL, 1985 machine

Nordby, CA, 1981 machine

Linebaugh, MI, 1981 machine

Woodley, VA, 1982 machine

Brown, OH, 1982 machine

McCoy, CA, 1983 machine

Harty, TN, 1984 machine

Minagil, NV, 1989 machine

Lisiewski, IL, 1959 machine

Galligher, MN, 1984 machine

1 on hand to be rebuilt, and 9 currently incoming for January.

Slots for December filled up and slots for January repairs already sold out.

Here are a few recent thank you emails.

Jacob – Thanks for helping me out the Greenie runs great have a safe and happy holiday season. Dan


Jacob, I received the headstock. Everything looks good. Thanks for the quick turnaround.

Hope you have a great Holiday Season! Take care, Terry

Mr. Anderson, I binge watched all of your you tube videos today so I would have a full understanding of the inner working of the machine. To say the least, I am very impressed how you have carved out a niche with the internet so you can have a cottage industry and reach out, literally, to the world. Congratulations, you are a unique man. Incidentally, watching your metamorphosis through the videos when you are visible, is interesting.


My parts inventory is usually about $20,000 in cost. I stock everything I could possibly need for Mark V headstock repairs, and I sell over 80 items in my online store for maintenance and do it yourselfers.

12 headstocks rebuilt in November 2018

Cold weather is here and it is perfect for repair projects and gift making.

12 Headstocks rebuilt in November 2018

Wedge, FL, 1985 machine

Langford, WI, 1956 machine

Zajac, TX, 1956 machine

Worsham, CA, 1970s machine

Wilkins, MD, 1979 machine

Dodge, CT, 1991 machine

Magin, VA, 1989 machine

Devine, CA, 1993 machine

Hines, ME, 1985 machine

Wilson, OK, mid 1970s machine

Martin, VA, 1992 machine

Hehman, IN, 1980 machine

2 headstocks currently on hand to be rebuilt and 3 incoming for December.


I have received a lot of thank you emails from repair, parts and video customers this past month. Here are a few:


Jacob,
Been ripping 3” walnut the motor/drive doesn’t even heat up. Building Christmas presents. Thanks again for the rebuild. Brent


Thank you Jacob. I appreciate it. I’m looking forward to using my Shopsmith for another 30 years! Ernie


Great news! I followed your video and have everything working correctly! Thank you for all your help!! Chuck


Hello Jacob – The headstock has been received and remounted – thanks for the thorough job with all of the printed warnings, etc. Robert


Good Evening Jacob, I want to thank you for sending out my new power switch and pigtails. (and cool Eklund 5/32” T-handle hex wrench)
Thank you so much for all the great stuff you have put out there for us. Matthew


Hi Jacob, I received the Fed Ex shipping statement. Thank you so much for your swift service! I can’t wait to get the Shopsmith up and running again! Jim


Jacob,I received my headstock yesterday, on schedule. Unpacked it today, and plan to mount it this weekend. Thanks for resurrecting it for me, and for the tips. I’m looking forward to putting it to use. -Greg


thanks for your speedy service. gary


Jacob- Letting you know that I’ve received the headstock and already have it re-installed. No problems with the shipping. I’m very happy with the work and the turnaround-time. I’m back in business! -Tony

14 headstocks rebuilt in October 2018

Fall is coming fast, so send in your headstock now so your machine is ready for your fall and winter fix up and gift making projects. Slots for headstock repairs for November are open now. See my web store to secure your position in line.

14 Headstocks rebuilt in October, 2018

Gentile, CT, 1954 machine

Evetts, TX, 1956 machine

Stedman, GA, 1982 machine

McCready, MN, 1985 machine

Deck, CO, 1956 machine

Bott, TN, 1984 machine

Page, NY, 1981 machine

McKinley, ME, 1981 machine

Doyle, NC, 1981 machine

Farrell, FL, 1985 machine

Atwell, TX, 2005 machine

Linde, PA, 1970s machine

Scannell, TX, 1970s machine

Slaton, OK, 1989 machine

2 headstocks on hand to be rebuilt, and 4 incoming for November work.

Here are a few recent thank you emails from customers:

Thank you for your parts and service. The machine is back and running again! Andy


I put it together today and I am very pleased with the way it runs.
Thanks again, it was well worth the money.

Sincerely
David

Jacob.. Just wanted to say thanks for the great service! I placed my order on monday and it arrived on friday!! I’ve owned shopsmiths over the past 45 yrs….fun machine for the home shop. Jim


Jacob, received my headstock today. Wow, what a difference. Thanks for restoring my fathers Shopsmith. I’m sure my grandson will enjoy it when it comes his turn. Thanks for your help. Bob


After determining what parts i needed (Thanks to your videos), I placed an order Thursday evening. They were in my hand from Virginia to Oregon on Monday morning!! What great service!!

Gordon

Jacob, I received the headstock today, mounted it and ran it. It is working fine. Thanks for getting it back to me. Hopefully the hurricane is not affecting you too severely. Fred


Ignoring bad noises causes extra damage in a machine. Stop and investigate!