As you can see in my signature, I quickly discovered a newfound interest in both woodworking & Shopsmith. Not counting blades & similar expendibles, I've spent 7 or 8 times my initial investment on SPTs, a dust collecter, and upgrades.
So then my wife sees a few of the ways my new interest has helped around the house & decides its not so bad, and offers to convert a room (bedroom or former 'kids den' in basement) into a workshop.
Meanwhile, I'm looking at how much more I could do with a more capable CNC, which would cost about the same as my entire SS collection. (Anyone interested in a used but well-loved Bluumax?)
So now me and the Mrs are thinking that a 'real' workshop is the best answer, but we can't add on or build a outbuilding due to local ordinances.
Answer? New house. (new to us, not new build.) of course this isn't ONLY because of workshop needs, but it was the proberbial last straw.
So how much does a $200 Shopsmith cost?
It all started with a 1986 Mark V 500...
Shopsmith Powered: 520, Pro Planer, Bandsaw, Jointer, Belt Sander, Free-standing Scroll Saw, Conical Disc, Lathe Duplicator, and misc other goodies.
Bosch powered: Router Table, 24x36 CNC, misc hand tools.