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Amazing finish on AAMCO shaper

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rock_breaker

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Amazing finish on scrap aluminum from my first run of my AAmco shaper. The aluminum is part of a shaft coupling (I think) it has different size bolt holes on each side also shoulders.
The cut is smooth with light cut markings; don't think my mill drill would do better.
Have a good day
Ray
 

4gsr

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Give us a closer up picture of the cut being made.:)
 

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Speaking of shapers, why does it seem relaxing to watch one run? I would love to find a small one but have never seen one close to me for decent money.
 

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Amazing finish on scrap aluminum from my first run of my AAmco shaper. The aluminum is part of a shaft coupling (I think) it has different size bolt holes on each side also shoulders.
The cut is smooth with light cut markings; don't think my mill drill would do better.
Have a good day
Ray
Hi Ray,
sweet score on the shaper!:grin:
i'm learning too!
looks like your's is in very nice condition.
the work is looking great man!
they are the sweetest machines to hear and operate.
they remind me of a metronome, their rhythmic cadence.
i think you'll come to love yours as much as i love mine!
enjoy the time with your machines and projects!
 

NortonDommi

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Hello Ray,
There are some good books on shapers and their use available here for download, the N.E.M.E.S. site is also a great resource as is The Internet Archive. I reckon that the finish available with a shear tool is close to a mirror finish. You will never get as good with a mill.
 

rock_breaker

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Thanks guys, still not up to speed on pictures. I like to watch it as well and am thinking about trying to make some parallels 3/8 x 6 x1-1/2 to work on my lathe tailstock clamp. The machine runs very quietly when cutting this aluminum. The operating guides and books are good to know about- will look into them tomorrow.
Have a good day
Ray
 
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