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Ady111/01/2021 02:32:40
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Some nice castings on this thing on ebay, looks like they used their own foundry to tart it up a bit, unlike the usual mass produced look shapers have

Was surprised to see delivery for 50 quid which is pretty kewl

So if you're in the market for a shaper...

edit: looks like there's no front support or tilting table lock plate, easy to fabricate something and handy for getting the price down because it won't be much good without its front support system

Edited By Ady1 on 11/01/2021 02:50:52

John Olsen11/01/2021 02:50:41
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It looks quite a lot like the larger Alba shapers, eg the 14 and 18 inch ones, both of which I have owned. (Only got the 18 inch one now.) My 18 inch one was missing the table support too, so I made the castings for each end.

Compared to what I have paid for my ones over the years, that looks a bit spendy to me. My 18 inch was NZ$350, which might be somewhere between 100 and 150 British pounds, with a very substantial vice. Usually the smaller machines (6 to 10 inch) are worth more, easier to fit into the shed.

John

IanT11/01/2021 15:17:59
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Went to have a peek at the Newey (pricey but I guess it depends on it's condition) - and spotted this smaller machine

Shapemaster - eBay

Not heard of them before. It appears they were made by an American company (Young Engineering Labs) based in St Paul (Minn) - but the seller is here in the UK.

As always - Caveat Emptor!

Regards,

IanT

Ady111/01/2021 16:02:51
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I like that small one better, cute!

But I get greedy once I've got a machine hogging chips and I always want "more" from it

Dave Halford11/01/2021 16:45:41
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Trouble with the little one is getting past the border guards

IanT13/01/2021 12:15:23
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For anyone interested in the 'Shapemaster' - someone on one of the shaper groups found this link, which gives more detail of the specification. It has some unusual table tilting features but having no 'knee' may be a little limited in cutter height adjustment/clearance.

Introducing the Shapemaster

Regards,

IanT

Michael Gilligan13/01/2021 14:20:14
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Thanks for the info. Ian yes

... unfortunately, your link returns this:

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Can you offer an alternative ? ... or do I just need to search that forum ?

MichaelG.

Clive Foster13/01/2021 14:22:31
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Link from IanT didn't work for me.

I found this one which is a scan of the sales leaflet **LINK** .

Looks as if you are supposed to use the tilting capability of the table to help get round the lack of vertical movement.

In milling machine terms a sort of Deckel v Bridgeport concepts I suppose. Although the Deckel does have vertical table feed which weakens the analogy. A lot!

Clive

Michael Gilligan13/01/2021 14:38:32
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Something strange occurring [at least on my iPad] crying 2

Your link returned this, Clive:

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MichaelG.

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Edit: __  I have, however, found the four-page leaflet here:

http://vintagemachinery.org/Members/detail.aspx?id=11&s=2

P.S. __ I want one !!

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 13/01/2021 14:58:15

IanT13/01/2021 14:41:58
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Sorry about that - I normally test my my links but obviously not this morning.

I don't seem to be able to post PDFs here - so I'll see if I can find an alternative...

Regards,

IanT

IanT13/01/2021 15:07:42
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OK - you will be able to find it at the bottom of this page. Been a bit cheeky and used the G3S website.

It will be there for a few days - or until I do the next update....

G3 Society - Downloads

Regards,

IanT

Michael Gilligan13/01/2021 15:14:26
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Posted by IanT on 13/01/2021 15:07:42:

OK - you will be able to find it at the bottom of this page. Been a bit cheeky and used the G3S website.

It will be there for a few days - or until I do the next update....

G3 Society - Downloads

Regards,

IanT

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Many thanks, Ian yes ... much appreciated.

That seems to be exactly the same document as I found.

MichaelG.

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