View Full Version : Logan 7" shaper re-do. (pictures)

02-06-2005, 11:46 AM
Hi, thought some of you shaper fans might like to see my Logan 7" shaper. It looked pretty bad in the first picture but it mostly turned out to be grime.

I had to fix a few parts, one was the main jack shaft and bearings, they were shot. I scanned the color from a nice spot on the inside of the door to keep it "stock" in appearance.

The kicker is I still haven't shaved any metal yet. I got caught up in another project, dummy me. New project is the conversion of an Enco dovetail column mill (RF-45 clone) to CNC with servos and ball screws. JRouche



02-06-2005, 12:19 PM
A tip of my hat to you! Looks great. ...even better than great.

I have one of those too. Tho mine was in pretty good shape when I got it, so I can't make any rennovation claims.

Mine is a orange-ish red in color (close to the hoist in your picture), and it certainly appears to be the original paint. I like your color better, but not very likely I'll ever get around to changing it.

02-06-2005, 01:16 PM
beautiful!!!! i doubt my monster will ever see a paint job like that.

andy b.

02-06-2005, 01:34 PM
WOW! That really does look good. I'm assuming that you sprayed it and if so, I'm also assuming that it takes a while to mask off all the areas that are not going to be painted. Any tips that you're willing to pass along?

It's true what they say, it's all in the prep work. Geez if I had everything prepped in my barn that needed painting, I'd have it done in no time at all. I can remember years ago when my friend and I were fixing up an old Cutlass. It had a vinyl roof on it so we masked it off. Problem was that my friend missed one little spot the size of a quarter so it got painted along with the rest of the car. We didn't know it till the tape came off - lots of lacquer thinner to get that off - probably shortened the life of the vinyl too.


02-06-2005, 02:02 PM
Darned if that didn't clean up great!! I'm saivating on the deal you must have gotten on it at purchase.

Hopfully it wasn't nearly so bad mechanically as it sooked.

Recently aquired an Atlas, a little wrung out, but a nice little machine all the same. Thus I know your Logan will get plenty of chips in its tray!


G.A. Ewen
02-06-2005, 02:05 PM
Excellent!!! that photo would be great for a machine tool calendar. It's to pretty to use though.

02-06-2005, 02:15 PM
Great job! At first I thought the "after" pic was a copy of the picture used in the company advertising. Maybe it ought to be!


02-06-2005, 05:35 PM
Very nice. What type of paint did you use??

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02-06-2005, 07:51 PM
it almost looks like the second picture was never the first picture! Its changed dramatically!

02-06-2005, 08:10 PM
Probably one of the best examples out there! I salivate everytime I log onto the Yahoo shaper group...
Mine'll never look that good.

Hoffman in Warner Robins Ga

02-07-2005, 11:52 AM
Thanks for the input. I certainly learned alot about shapers during the rebuild. I tore her down completely, every piece, every part.

The paint is Frazee Aro-Plate industrial coating. Very tough stuff. I have painted a few machines with it.


02-07-2005, 12:06 PM
My 12" Sheldon could use a coat or 2 of that paint. It would be a pity to wreck the paint with hot chips...Nice job....

02-08-2005, 09:05 PM
Stunning - very nice!