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Redpiperbob31/03/2020 08:10:51
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Hi there does anyone have a copy of the parts diagram for the Cowells Hand Shaper ?

I am about to refurb one.

Thanks

Bob

Frank Gorse31/03/2020 08:25:13
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Hi Bob,haven’t got a parts diagram but I have a Cowells in good order so if you need pics or dimensions of specific parts let me know. Is yours the one that was sold recently on epay? Frank

Redpiperbob31/03/2020 13:28:45
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Hi Frank thanks for the reply and the offer. I have just bought this after an add on this site. I have just finished stripping it ready for a clean and a repaint. I have taken a video of the strip and will use this for a rebuild. I will be putting a couple of videos on youtube when I have done. I will keep you in touch.

Colin Heseltine31/03/2020 22:03:39
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Bob,

Look forward to seeing resplendent in new colour. I had not twigged it was the Cowells version. Having just looked at Lathes.co.uk it has certainly got a few extra mods on it.

Have fun,

Colin

Redpiperbob01/04/2020 06:31:41
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Hi Colin

Yes I thought it was an adept I was buying but this is even better. I might even add a motor to it, Once again thank you for all your help.

I will keep you informed. keep an eye here.

Bob

not done it yet09/04/2020 17:08:47
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How are you measuring the thread tpi? Foot rule or thread gauges?

Redpiperbob10/04/2020 06:49:39
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Hi there i made a typing error Tpi is10 made a form tool and chased thread all ok now.

Thanks

Bob

not done it yet10/04/2020 08:16:00
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The 1 and 0 are at opposite ends of the keyboard? I thought it might be ten, when only nine spaces were counted.🙂

Redpiperbob10/04/2020 08:28:46
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I was asleep

Bob

Redpiperbob13/04/2020 09:45:12
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Hi All

Here are some pics of the shaper now. The cross feed return spring was broken so I have put an extrernal one on the right hand side of the machine. I still need to change the crossfeed leadscrew and nut . Then thoughts on motorizing the beast. Apart from the leadscew/nut this machine was built very well I have already cut a keyway with it. I am most chuffed with this buy.

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and here are a couple of pics of my Piller tool and Versitile deviding head Of course to GHT's designs. I am just finishing the interior of the box.

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Thanks for looking

Bob

Edited By Redpiperbob on 13/04/2020 09:46:20

Frank Gorse13/04/2020 16:35:04
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Nice paint job,makes mine look very neglected.I’ve never seen the auto downfeed before,presumably a mod by a previous owner? Mine doesn’t have the ball handles on the pivot arm,just hex heads with oil holes. And there's an extra mechanism on the left side with a brown knob on it,what exactly does that do? Regards, Frank

Frank Gorse13/04/2020 16:35:53
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Double post

Edited By Frank Gorse on 13/04/2020 16:37:03

Redpiperbob13/04/2020 16:55:50
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Hi Frank Thanks for the comments. I use Hammerite paint it can hide a lot of things. The knob that you talk about hits the leaver you cansee sticking out in picture 3 this limits the travel of the cross slide. there are 3 positons on the arm of the brown knob I havent worked out the distances yet.

If youneed any other info please let me know only too glad to help.Thanks

Bob

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