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I Recently acquired a 10.5” Douglas Shaper in pretty good condition. Shapers are few and far between up here in NQ, so although it was a long day to pick up and drag home, (15 hours, including loading,) it was definitely worth the trip.
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I did get some extra goodies as well but that may turn out to be a new project.
The original plan was to give it a quick clean and set it up but I just seem to have got carried away with myself
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Years of grime, wood dust, bugs, old oil and grease were laid bare as the solvent, scraper and wire brush went to work. Electrolysis was put to judicious use to remove old the paint from most parts.
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Work, and rain have slowed the process of painting and re-assembly but it is getting near to pressing the play button now.

Cheers Phil
 

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Nice Score !
 

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Well I would say from the looks of it will defiantly be cleaned up! Nice score.
 

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sweet score!!!
 

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Nice machine. Every time you look at it, you'll be glad you took the time to do it right. Mike
 

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Now that's a nice machine! I wish mine was a little bigger like that one.
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Been a bit slack updating this thread. Got lots of work done over the xmas/new year break, and, well I must say, it cleaned up pretty darn good!
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Cheers Phil
 
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That is a nice looking shaper. A little nicer in size than the 7", but not too big to take up a bunch of space.

Does it have a tilting table as well?
 

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Jammy sod Phil, I'm very jealous. Nice one.
 

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Mr Ed, Not to brag, but floor space is not a problem in my shed. The table rotates on the same axis that the the ram operates along. So I guess it tilts to the left and right?

Charles, It was closer to you than me..............But only by an hour. (each way..............) But anytime you want one of your close tolerance, micrometer adjustable telescopey bits mangled. Well I'm the man with the machine to do that!
Hopefully I can sort out a video of it in action soon. Its way cool.

Cheers Phil
 

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Now all I need is a project to make some real chips
 

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Glad to see it's up and running!

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That looks great, Phil! She's smoooooooth...
 
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Mr Ed, Not to brag, but floor space is not a problem in my shed. The table rotates on the same axis that the the ram operates along. So I guess it tilts to the left and right?
I wish I could say floor space is not an issue for me (although I am better off than some). I guess the point I was trying to make is, your Douglas has about 1.5 stroke length of my South Bend, bigger table (with real T slots), and tilting table to boot ... all in a footprint not that much bigger than most of the 7 inchers. I think I may have to keep my eyes open for one.:tranquility:

She looks really nice running in the video. Very nice.
 
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