9 headstocks rebuilt in January 2018

I’m taking a 2 week vacation now after a busy winter holiday repair season. My web store is closed as of today (Fri Jan 19) and will reopen Fri Feb 2.

9 Headstocks rebuilt in January 2018:

Graham, TX, 1982 machine

Postlewate, CO, 1980 machine

McDermott, SC, 1981 machine

Szaroleta, CA, 1960 machine

McMillan, IN, 1982 machine

Franklin, HI, 1982 machine

Curtis, TX, 1998 machine

Giacoma, CA, 1959 machine

Lilley, MI, 1955 machine

On vacation now!


6 machines ready to go out in mid January.

A 10″ snowstorm a week ago gave us a beautiful landscape, but caused power outages and slowed down receipt of machines and parts. UPS is still days behind getting shipments to me. Our coastal city is not prepared for storms like this!

Here are a few thank you emails from recent customers.

Thank you very much for the prompt work and communication.

For a SS unit from 1985 it runs like a dream!!

Thanks Chris

Hi Jacob, Just wanted to thank you for your work on my 1957 head stock.

It arrived back home in good shape. It runs quiet, and I can move it through the speed settings with ease.

I’m very happy to have my Grandpa’s old shopsmith up and running. John

I have watched all of your videos – what an amazing gift it has been. I was given an old Mark V and I have refurbished it with much help from you. Thank you, Amy

Hello Jacob. I received my headstock today. Thank you for your service and your prompt turn around. I am impressed with your professionalism and the way you sequence your operation. Happy holidays and I hope the weather allows you to get out for a hike or a bike ride. Thanks again.



Thanks so much, as you can see it has been delivered. I have installed it back on the rails, plugged it in and turned it on then went up in speed and back down a couple of times. I have not made any saw dust yet;-)) The little notes and tape helped I’m sure. It hasn’t sounded so good in about 15 years.

I have a son-in-law that bought one used about like mine and if he ever has problems I’ll send him to you and your videos/webpage.

Thanks again sincerely, Rex

I just received the headstock via FedEx. I have reassembled the shopsmith and have test run it. As you said it was initially stiff but appears to be working well. I slowly increased and decreased motor speed and it worked well at all ranges.
I want to thank you for such wonderful service. I am grateful to have found someone who is professional, as good as their word, always prompt and very responsive. I am looking forward to working with machine. Again, thank you.


Hello Jacob,

Just wanted to send you a quick note to say thanks again for your excellent work on my headstock. The whole machine was cleaned and waxed, headstock put on it and it’s running like new. Ready for Christmas projects!

Sure happy to have found your website.

Keep up the great work! John

My mark v is up and running again. Thank you for your help, and your videos.