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I'm finally in the metal shaper club!
i was told by member and good friend Bob Korves about a metal shaper that was available.
it just so happened that i took Richard King's scraping class in 2013 with the guy that was selling the shaper!
go figure- it's a small world.
after a few digital exchanges i was able to make an appointment this morning to see the little gem!
it was good to see the owner once again, he's a genuinely nice guy.
he has quite a shop, he has some tools and machines, the like most have not laid eyes on
the shop defies description.
He showed me the object of my desire, and after giving her a little oil and a few revolutions by hand
the old girl once again started cycling like she never missed a beat.

may i introduce you to Cherice,
Ammco (delta) 7" metal shaper!

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5/16" keyways, with 1/4" holes perforating the box in many locations.
there are many setup options

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Cherice came with the original atrtachments:
a rotary table
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an indexing center

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and a vise, graduated for angle!
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i'm just starting to oil and play with the little shaper, but i love it already!
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I see they long since abandoned the usual lantern toolholder and started using larger HSS bits with a shim, just like on my Lewis. Less to slip, more rigid.
 

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Oh man, there you go again! You’ve sucked about every week now!
 

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I see they long since abandoned the usual lantern toolholder and started using larger HSS bits with a shim, just like on my Lewis. Less to slip, more rigid.
Hi Mike,
i liked the idea myself.
i have some rectangular Cobalt HSS blanks that will fit and i can grind some tooling with.
i wonder if coming up with a QCTP for a shaper would be overkill :grin:???

Oh man, there you go again! You’ve sucked about every week now!
i can't help it Chips, the equipment seems to find me in my dreams!
people keep tellin' me about these dang shiny things .
the very next thing you know- i fall in love again...:congratulate:
 

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here is a running test!
 

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Have fun with the new machine.
 

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here is a cutting test:
 

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oohhhh thats nice.
was that a shearing bit grind?
What material was being planed?
I want/need one of those
 

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Really like that indexing center.
She's a natural for making gears!!
Great score.

Daryl
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As one of your many enablers, congrats! And tooled to the gills no less!
 

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Nice finish. And no - it was a straight cut bit. A shearing bit would be worth grinding, just for trying out.
 

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oohhhh thats nice.
was that a shearing bit grind?
What material was being planed?
I want/need one of those
Hi Sav,
to be honest, i had the bit already lying around- i made no special grind.
the material used was a scrap piece of 6061 aluminum
i wanted one for a long time!

Really like that indexing center.
She's a natural for making gears!!
Great score.
Daryl
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Thank you Daryl,
i was impressed with the attachments and couldn't let the shaper go!
the centers would be great for gearmaking!!

As one of your many enablers, congrats! And tooled to the gills no less!
Thank you Jon, if it wasn't for friends- i wouldn't have half my junk!
she was nicely appointed! it made the deal that much easier for me.

Nice finish. And no - it was a straight cut bit. A shearing bit would be worth grinding, just for trying out.
thanks mike,
i'll need to grind a bunch of tools, a shearing bit will be one!
 
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I got to get a shaper now!

Nice find!

BTW- well it's been said already. I'll save my energy

Ken
 

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Congratulations Mike!

That looks like a great little machine.

-brino
 

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Runs quiet. I remember the one we used in the shipyard was used to 'HOG' off metal and it grunted loudly at you while doing it.

Nice score.
 

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Watching a shaper run should be prescribed for stress relief.
 

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I got to get a shaper now!
Nice find!
BTW- well it's been said already. I'll save my energy
Ken
Thank you Ken,
i have wanted a shaper for 20 years, i finally got one!

Congratulations Mike!
That looks like a great little machine.
-brino
Thank you very much Brino, :grin:
it is a real pleasure to run, i hope to find many projects to keep her busy.
i think i'll start off with some t nuts for the rotary table.
unfortunately, those have either been lost to time or were not included in the original tool kit, can't say for certain which.

Runs quiet. I remember the one we used in the shipyard was used to 'HOG' off metal and it grunted loudly at you while doing it.
Nice score.
Thank you Whyemier!
she just whispers and clicks, & makes happy sounds
the large shapers and planers are feats of engineering.
i think i'd pay to work in a place that let me mess around with their cool old school equipment :congratulate:

Watching a shaper run should be prescribed for stress relief.
Hi CluelessNewB,
i agree 100%.
as an imaginary doctor, i prescribe many forms of therapy
welding therapy
milling therapy
turning therapy
metal scraping therapy
shaper therapy
planer therapy
toolmaking therapy
pick as many as you wish and take whenever possible-

warning: side effects
selective hearing
dreaming of tooling
drooling
daydreaming of making things
insomnia
lightened bank account
extreme euphoria!

use only as directed!!!!
 
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A shaper is like a campfire. You can't help but stare at it.
 

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Congratulations! I have noticed myself checking for shapers on ebay and craigslist. I have no need for one, but that doesn't seem to matter!
 

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Congratulations! I have noticed myself checking for shapers on ebay and craigslist. I have no need for one, but that doesn't seem to matter!
Let's never speak of NEED...:cautious:
if my wife starts considering my need for items in my shop, i fear that i would no longer get things that i can't seem to live without!!!:grin big:
 

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if your shaper did not come with a vise, fear not, you can make your own!
just add metal, apply tools and have the will :congratulate: !
 

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here is the next installment of: as the shaper planes!
i'm modifying a carbide tipped lathe tool in the shaper, for use in the shaper!
 

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As has been said many times, a shaper in the shop can make anything but money!
 

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here is the latest installment of the Ammco Shaper!
i ground a rounded tool from a piece of Antique HSS for use on some aluminum motor supports

Enjoy!!!


thanks for watching!
 
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Leaves an amazing finish, and the attachments really make it a versatile machine. I'm on the lookout for a larger version, I really like the idea of setting it up for surfacing and being able to pretty much walk away and be working on something else while it does it's thing. Great score Mike. Cheers, Mike
 

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You really had to post that didn't you. Over the last couple of weeks I think I have developed a need to own a shaper and the video didn't help! Now I want one even more.
 
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