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Thread: Acorn shaper
17/06/2021 09:03:49

Thanks very much for the indepth replies. It seems as if the Acorns were definitely factory fitted with mainly oil nipples in contrast to the Atlases which had cups.

John, I was lucky enough to download the Atlas manual and the exploded diagrams there clearly show cups.

Thanks once again for all the feedback guys. I'm really enjoying this restoration of a machine with captured my affection way back when I was a junior engineer.

I will post some before and after photos on the shaper forum

16/06/2021 06:06:30

A month ago I became the owner of an Acorn shaper and am currently restoring it to its former glory. Luckily once I cleaned the grime off and removed the multiple layers of paint (all graduations, gib screws and even some of the ways and feed screws were lathered in paint!), I discovered it to be in fairly good condition with very little obvious wear.

I am consulting the Atlas manual in the rebuild and see that the specified lubrication is oil via oil cups for the Atlas machines. My Acorn however does not have a single oil cup, but instead is equipped with what I initially thought were grease nipples. However when I stripped the machine I could find no evidence that grease was used and realise that these were oiler nipples like the Myford lathes have.

Now my question is were the Acorn machines factory fitted with oil nipples, or is this likely to have been a later conversion?

My thought is that possibly because the Acorn was the British variant of the Atlas, it may have been factory fitted with oil nipples but I'm not sure as I can find very little info on Acorn shapers. Any Acorn owners out there that could shed some light on this? Thanks in advance

Thread: Hello from South Africa
16/06/2021 05:18:19

Thanks for the welcome guys.

Joe, actually I'm inland and in the mountains near the town of Underberg. Happy to help if you need tooling when I head to the big towns

15/06/2021 17:56:58

Hello everyone. Thanks for adding me to the group. I hail from South Africa and was a marine engineer for the first part of my career and currently earn my living with general engineering and fabrication.

I have been a model engineer for most of my adult life and have a second workshop to which I retreat when the world becomes too much. This workshop is equipped with a Myford ML7R, a Sieg mill, and my latest acquisition which is an Acorn shaper and which I am currently restoring.

My main interest is with stationary live steam engines but occasionally I will veer off and tackle something obscure that tickles my fancy. smiley

I look forward to interacting on this forum with all you good folk

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