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RICHARD GREEN 212/05/2018 16:45:08
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Here's the first real job I've done with the newly rebuilt 20" Edgwick shaper,

Reducing some blocks of 2" square, to make some Dickson type tool holders for my Colchester Student 1800,

The picture shows the shaper doing a 300 thou deep cut, with an 8 thou per stroke feed rate,

25 strokes a minute, going up to 60 strokes a minute on a 10 thou finishing cut.

Stroke length 5 ".

shaper 1st job.jpg

David George 112/05/2018 17:12:23
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Nice to see it working again it brings back memories of my apprenticeship.


Rik Shaw12/05/2018 18:17:01
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352 photos

Makes my 10" Alba look puny sad


Watford12/05/2018 20:21:16
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Posted by David George 1 on 12/05/2018 17:12:23:

Nice to see it working again it brings back memories of my apprenticeship.


+1 for that sentiment! Sad that there are none coming on behind.


vintagengineer12/05/2018 22:03:23
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When I worked ata sugar mill, we had one similar to this.We fitted an air grinder to it to surface grind wear pads. The noise was horrendous but it worked!

thaiguzzi20/05/2018 06:15:19
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Posted by Rik Shaw on 12/05/2018 18:17:01:

Makes my 10" Alba look puny sad


Makes my 8" Boxford look positively miniscule.

Proper chips!!!

Ady120/05/2018 12:10:35
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Proper chips!!!

Great to see these big boys doing real work and firing smokers across the workshop

Mr Noci made a nice box for his


I have found 5% (or greater) cobalt tooling works great on a shaper btw, holds its edge better than hss and can carve through ridiculously tough metal. Great for intermittent cuts too

Edited By Ady1 on 20/05/2018 12:18:58

Mark Rand20/05/2018 16:31:23
854 forum posts

Much more of a machine than my 10" Royal. Mine's got vertical feed to the table, but power feed when cutting dovetails etc. is a nice touch.

If it's not too late, one word of warning that I gained from my Edgwick rotary table:- that lovely translucent green paint on the name plate is soluble in aggressive thinners, it's probably cellulose. If you want to keep it, be gentle when cleaning.

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