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02-05-2005, 06:49 PM

I got the shaper feed done. Pretty straight forward stuff but it was fun putting the little lathe through it's paces. I had to do some thinking on the slot in the arm. I finally did it with the shaper. Drilled two holes and slotted between them.
I may paint it...

Hoffman in Warner Robins Ga

02-05-2005, 06:52 PM
Why wouldn't you use mill to slot that

02-05-2005, 07:19 PM
Mill is still in the project phase.
I used my lathe to fix itself so I could use it to fix the shaper so it can fix itself and make parts for the mill...
Keeps me out of the juke joints!

02-05-2005, 07:58 PM
Looks good so far.

Have Fun
Be Safe http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

02-05-2005, 08:22 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by hoffman:

I may paint it...


Whaaat? That would make it clash with the rest of the machine http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

But seriously,nice work!

Al Messer
02-05-2005, 09:09 PM
Hey! I think you are certainly on the right track of getting all your eqyiptment up to snuff! Good show!

02-05-2005, 10:49 PM
I like it, did you make the belt guard or someone else? JRouche

02-05-2005, 11:04 PM
Nice work!

02-06-2005, 10:05 AM
It didn't have the guard so I made that one out of some 16 ga. I have a louvered piece that I'm gonna use to make the motor cover. I also rigged up that handle with a piece of flat steel and a harbour freight 1/2" impact socket. Luckily all the square drive stuff on the shaper is 1/2".
Gonna do an internal keyway today. The motor pulley on it is sort of jury rigged...
Thanks guys

Paul Alciatore
02-06-2005, 12:41 PM
Sounds like a plan. Good work.

Paul A.

02-06-2005, 02:41 PM
On all the shapers I have seen and worked on including my 2 Elliotts the feed bar is one piece not two piece as in your pic's


02-06-2005, 02:52 PM
I was wondering the same as vmil.

Is that like original, a temp setup to find proper lenth, or a mod?

Anyway, It WORKS!

02-06-2005, 08:17 PM
I have wondered about the 2 piece deal too. If you look at Johns shaper here:
It's 2 pieces with the slot. I just made mine from pics I'd seen on the net. Maybe John could fill us in. The only thing I could figure is that it would "give" in case of a crash and save other parts. It may also be to adjust the arm if the table is all the way up or down.
This is all I had to work with:

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02-06-2005, 11:40 PM
Nice job!

Michael Az
02-06-2005, 11:49 PM
Nice work Hoffman.

02-07-2005, 01:34 AM
I was wrong, and I aplogize, I used to work on a 24" G&E, and a 32" Hendey,and I own 2 Elliotts a 14S and 18" Major.
I have been around too many larger machines and hardly any small ones. If you look at John's machine "before pic" it had a straight rod, it looks like he changed the feed rod. On one of my Elliott's (14S) it has a pivoiting gear box and an extra drag link rod to allow my feed rod to pivot around the feed shaft in an arc. Yours dosen't, but thats Ok, at http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Metal_Shapers_Pix/
I found some smallers shapers without the pivioting gear box and extra drag link. You maybe right in saying that yours can bend in case of a crash, but normally that is taken care of by a soft dowel pin in the gear on the feed screw of the saddle, the gear is not keyed to the feed shaft.