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6 inch shaper
« on: March 11, 2011, 06:13:15 PM »
Hello to all, I thought you may like to see my shaper project.

Found the old 1930's drawings on the net and made new drawings in Metric and it's all
welded/bolted. It took days to cut the bullgear and things got a bit boring.

I notice people ask for pictures so will attach. Regards.

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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 06:57:02 PM »
Fabulous job!  :clap:
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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 07:24:44 PM »
Very nice machine build.  :thumbup:  :thumbup:

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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011, 08:05:37 PM »
Wonderful!!  A really useful piece of kit.
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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2011, 08:58:07 PM »
Hi, I must say, I'm very proud of my atlas shaper, and it was bought, that's a beautiful piece of machinery, and I think very well designed.  It makes me a tiny bit jealous :lol: thanks for sharing that particularly the pictures.  cheers, Jack

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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2011, 12:41:01 AM »
airbus

What you have accomplished there is amazing. You certainly can be proud of your work on this shaper. I would be interested in seeing a link to the original drawing from the 1930's. It goes to show what one can accomplish when they set their mind to it. I look forward to seeing more posts of some of your work in progress.  :D :D

Cheers  :beer:

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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2011, 02:53:31 AM »
Hi  airbus  :bugeye: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

You have made a top job of building the shaper ,,,,,,,,,,,,,how did you cut the bull gear ?


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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2011, 05:00:42 AM »
Lovely bit of Kit

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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2011, 06:15:19 AM »
A really good project you are showing there, and it looks to be coming along great. :clap:

Keep up the good work.


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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2011, 11:58:40 AM »
That is really a neat bit of machine building  :clap: :clap: - Well Done!

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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2011, 03:54:37 PM »
To Rob,

I cut the gears on the mill drill with rotary table

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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2011, 03:58:08 PM »
First class job  :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2011, 07:32:07 PM »
Gorgeous work.  Shapers are a lost art these days. 
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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2011, 09:48:00 PM »
I'm interested in the plans too. I notice the table arrangement is different than most that I've seen.
Jim

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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2011, 04:24:22 AM »
Plans & Pics have been posted on Homemodelenginemachinist.  3-parts. in the Download section. Regards.

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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2011, 09:02:00 PM »
Lovely piece of work.  Very nice machine you've put together.  Congratulations!  :beer:

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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2011, 10:42:55 AM »
Great job there!!! You really did a nice job fabbing the parts up. Your going to have fun running that. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2011, 02:49:01 PM »
Absolutely awesome job. The machine looks very nice, hope it works as nice as it looks.
Any chance you have cad drawings along with the pdf prints?

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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2011, 03:59:03 PM »
WOW, i saved the package for future projects, always wanted a shaper.
Wonderfull job, i envy your skill.

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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2011, 09:13:01 AM »
Very impressive. I saved the metric plans for future reference.

On a related note.
I have always wanted a small hand powered shaper. The small Armstrong types are not common this side of the channel.

I was following a build on another forum, where the guy had started on the old Popular mechanics hand powered Shaper that's plans are all over the net, unfortunately he had to stop due to personal reasons.
Aside from the aforementioned, there doesn't appear to be a current build of the Popular Mechanics version.
For some while I have been thinking about converting the Popular Mechanics plans to metric, but I'm still fighting Sketchup (The closest thing I have to a CAD programme at the moment)

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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2011, 09:22:30 AM »
That is a fantastic job, beautifully finished.  Would it be possible to share the drawings...I would love a shaper, but they are very rare here in Germany and very expensive to ship (or even to travel to examine a purchase).  I guess i could make many of the smaller parts on my lathe and mill (both desktop) and could subcontract out the larger parts.

The drawings would be a greta resource for the group.

hope I'm not asking too much,.....please..
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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2011, 04:15:39 AM »
Hi Airbus,
 would really like a link to the plans - I looked on the modelengine BBS and found that all 3 references were pictures - no plans.  i looked in the files and all 3 references also gave the same set of pics.  Can anyone help?

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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2011, 08:20:37 PM »
Did you have any trouble with twisting/warping metal after welding?
Bob Sorenson
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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2011, 01:02:15 AM »
Airbus
 :D :D :D :clap: :clap: :clap: :wave: :beer: :bow: :clap:
I have seen a lot of fab jobs before, but that takes them all by storm. You are truly a craftsman in the finest. My hat is off to you. The machine you built is a "Pootatuck  Shaper". If any one would like to have the original plans with dimensions , I would be glad to post them. Just let me know. The original was made of cast iron. I was going to check out at the foundry near me about what it would run to pour the parts. Maybe some day. Again a beautiful job.
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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2011, 04:52:39 PM »
As you'll note "Airbus" is longer a memeber. Don't know why, but is listed as a guest now and won't be able to respond I believe.

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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2011, 03:20:01 AM »
Yes, a copy of the original drawings to go with the metric ones would be a great asset, and I would love a copy. I would also dearly love to find a source to cast the components, leaving final machining and assembly in my small workshop - a kit of parts would really sell well, I'm sure.

Allan in Berlin

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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2011, 05:14:57 AM »
Really like that design and execution,

 I never had a shaper, I'm a little tool envy now :beer:

I hope to find the drawing and some some construction instructions. I don't see myself building anything this big yet, but that definately would be a good solid project after I have my current projects rady.

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Re: 6 inch shaper
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2012, 01:05:22 PM »
What happened to the photos? I could not even access the plans at HMEM.
Thanks,
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