But I have run into dismal problems.
I have owned my shopsmith for a couple of months, but have really not been able to use it fully. In trying to drill accurate holes, I hit a major stumbling block. The quill has a bit of a wobble to it. Which is why I had trouble horizontal boring, which was my plan to make the mortises - I cut it out with a skillsaw and did a whole-lot of old fashioned mortising with a chisel, which was fun.
So I am just going to go down and do some layout so that I can quickly drill all of the holes at work, and since I’m in the shop, I’ll make the final mortise for the lower support with a router while I’m there.
Not sure what to do about the quill though…The major project of dismantling the motor to see if I can diagnose and hopefully repair the problem, was not in my plans…