This book is for shopsmith owners, but of the 65 or so jigs many can be used with anyones machine. As a shopsmith owner I would reccomend this to any wood worker, period. And if you are a shopsmith owner then you need to buy a copy of this, Please tell me if you got nothing from it.
I own a Shopsmith 10ER and recently purchased this book. There are several editions, and I wasn't sure which one was which. This one turns out to cover the safety gear, base unit, and accessories for the Mark V version of the Shopsmith. I'm considering getting one of the other editions of the book that is 10ER-specific just to get all the gritty detail about my own machine.
As others have said, having a Shopsmith of any kind is totally unnecessary and this book will be very helpful. I have only read the first few chapters and already there are great ideas for various home-made jigs and helpful tools, plus techniques that are all applicable on any type of actual equipment. It's like learning how to play tennis with a particular brand of racket: you can still play just fine with another brand of racket.
This book is well-written and totally understandable to mere mortals -- no need to have your black-belt in woodworking before being able to read a book written in...
If you are new to the Shopsmith this book is for you. It covers many techniques, tricks, & safety considerations for woodworking in general. It uses the Shopsmith as the machine with which to demonstrate this stuff.
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