I sure miss the factory store...
It was two hours from here (Central Indiana) to Dayton but I am in Richmond IN fairly regularly and that is half way there. We also have good friends at Bellefontaine OH and a combined trip was easy. I was in there fairly regularly and loved looking and talking with both the guys there and a few customers. I do not believe that I was ever there as a lone customer for very long before someone else came in. I really hope as Shopsmith gets fully reorganized that it works to have it open again. It was common for customers to carry small completed projects in to show the very friendly counter guys. It was one of those places where you always felt welcomed.
I did not equip with Shopsmiths in spite of the setups but because of them.
1 1988 - Mark V 510 (bought new), 4 Poly vee 1 1/8th HP Mark V's, Mark VII, 1 Mark V Mini, 1 Frankensmith, 1 10-ER, 1 Mark V Push-me-Pull-me Drillpress, SS bandsaw, belt sander, jointer, jigsaw, shaper attach, mortising attach, TS-3650 Rigid tablesaw, RAS, 6" long bed jointer, Foley/Belsaw Planer/molder/ripsaw, 1" sander, oscillating spindle/belt sander, Scroll saw, Woodmizer sawmill