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Janderso

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I was fortunate to have the opportunity to purchase a 7" Rhodes Shaper. At least John York, (Benmychree) thinks he remembers it as a Rhodes.
I won't be able to pick it up until Spring. Just curious how many are out there.
It is in very good condition.
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TLAR (that looks about right). It looks like the one you bought, Jeff.
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You know Bob, that stand looks right too. I have seen other pictures and I think it is the real deal.
Can't wait to have both items closer to home!!
 

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There's a fellow on youtube "chirpey's tinkerings" who has one and makes vids here in Ohio.
 

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Thank you Downwind, interesting reading.
 

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Mr. Costello,
Please show us your #830 or some such.
I'll post when I pick it up.
Been reading through Downwindtracker dood's articles.
Enjoyable.
Most people would find these shaper articles incredibly boring. Not me.
 

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watch out, you'll only want to play with your shaper when you get it home! :grin:
 

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Hi Janderso
I have a 7" Rhodes thats torn down for a complete rebuild. If you need pic's of any assembles I can check my files.
The original scraping was done in a basket weave pattern. Looks nice but after measuring the components I found
the scraping was done more for looks than fit. Some parts are out as much as .004"/ft.
It may be that some scrapers did the job well and others just did it for looks.
Mine doesn't have the oil pan.
What I see of your base looks original. My base has an extension for the motor mount that looks factory made.
Looking forward to seeing your machine.
Jim IMG_9277-2.jpg
 

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Hi Janderso
I have a 7" Rhodes thats torn down for a complete rebuild. If you need pic's of any assembles I can check my files.
The original scraping was done in a basket weave pattern. Looks nice but after measuring the components I found
the scraping was done more for looks than fit. Some parts are out as much as .004"/ft.
It may be that some scrapers did the job well and others just did it for looks.
Mine doesn't have the oil pan.
What I see of your base looks original. My base has an extension for the motor mount that looks factory made.
Looking forward to seeing your machine.
Jim View attachment 281873
Scraping in patterns like that is meant for oil retention pockets (and to make it pretty), not for making the surface flat and planar. If they were doing it strictly for oil retention, it would be better done on the bottom surfaces of the upper parts. When it is on the bottom surfaces, facing up, you pretty much know that aesthetics was with major concern.
 
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