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middle.road

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Has anyone else caught this video?
I've been in a bunch of shops over the years but I've never seen one this large. (then again, perhaps I just wasn't/haven't been paying attention.)

 

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That is a beast. I have a 14" and it looks like a toy compared to that animal.
 

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I think that I have seen mention of them as big as 42".
 

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We had one at my high school the size of a rhinoceros, guys used to ride on it- :big grin:
I tried to stall it- taking 3/8" deep bites in steel, didn't faze it
Don't remember what brand, could very well have been a Cinci
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I operated one just like this when I worked for Deutsch, cutting dove tails in Carpenter 610 that would be made into tools for the Chuckers and Automatic Screw Machines, what a beast.
 

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I've done a bit of research on shapers, as I have owned 7 of them. The largest I found mention of was a 60" shaper, back around the turn of the century or so. The biggest I have or could reasonably handle is a 24".
 

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Railroad shops used units called "pull shapers",that had a big frame like a giant hacksaw.,so the tool was supported both ends ,not overhung......Theres some old machinery books on google books......or used to be......seems nothin is free anymore on the net.
 

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I believe there is a pull shaper in the roundhouse at Greenfield Village. I've never gotten a close look at it, though.
 

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I've done a bit of research on shapers, as I have owned 7 of them. The largest I found mention of was a 60" shaper, back around the turn of the century or so. The biggest I have or could reasonably handle is a 24".
60" ?! Would be neat to see a video of one of those in operation.
 
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