My name's John. I've been poking around this forum here and there for a while.
After many years of wanting one, I finally got a Shopsmith for what I thought was a good price.
It's a 10ER, SN 43345. (1949?)
She powers up and runs smoothly, however, it turns out many parts are missing: the table insert(s), the table insert, the table riser arm, and (most importantly) the tool holder. (I assumed these parts were in a milk crate with other parts, even though I know what assuming does.) Without the missing parts I'm stuck with a (very decent) drill press.
I'd hoped to have a little to spend on some upgrade, but that budget is going toward getting the unit into basic operational condition.
On the upside, some of the extra parts are for a Mk V, including: a table (with regular and dado inserts, but without crank), extension table with ripping fence, and tool rest holder (without the tool rest), and various blade guards. Maybe I can trade these for the parts I need.
I see that MKC has some of the parts I'm looking for, but I'm wondering if you might recommend some other groups/communities that support the 10er.
I'm looking forward to your responses, and reading more on this forum.