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Richard Hudson 427/01/2021 17:47:03
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67699aa7-969a-4509-8df3-fadfd8b0d281.jpeg681758d6-8971-4c04-a854-85c2830fab8e.jpegi recently made a model of my southbend 9 inch shaper. I stripped my shaper down and measured all the parts involved , worked out a scale which I think was 1/5 and got to work. The model was made without using any castings a was made mainly from pieces of 1/8 “ plate welded together and scrap metal machined up to suit.67699aa7-969a-4509-8df3-fadfd8b0d281.jpeg

Brian H27/01/2021 17:52:05
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Very nice, how did you machine the 'T' slots? The traction engine looks good too, Can you give us the details?


Richard Hudson 427/01/2021 17:58:06
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e4f0d197-aa67-4e2e-9392-937186c4538a.jpeg9af39b77-1708-4cdb-9473-13dd00f4b302.jpeg025c604b-4a5b-488a-b14c-7852c3e60045.jpegHi Brian I machined the tee slots using a modified 5 mm end mill. I milled a ordinary slot first and the used an end mill that I necked with a Dremel grinder to only cut on the end and give the tee shape.

The engine is my Durham and North Yorkshire in 2 inch scale and is a work in progress

Jeff Dayman27/01/2021 18:24:09
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shaper and TE look great!

Ady127/01/2021 23:01:50
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Nigel Graham 227/01/2021 23:20:07
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Fine work! Thank you for showing us.

I must admit I'd not thought to make a T-slot cutter in that way, but come to think of it, I'm pretty sure there's one among my cutters-from-goodness-knows-where.

We look forwards to progress on the engine.

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