View Full Version : 21" Cincinatti shaper help needed
11-01-2001, 03:03 PM
My father has recently acquired this shaper and is trying to figure out how to remove the knee handle shaft. It appears to have been replaced at some point with a larger shaft that doesn't allow use of the drive handle on it. Does anyone here have knowledge of how to remove this shaft so that he can replace it with the correct one (or at the very least turn the end of this one down to work with the crank handle)?
Thanks for any help offered; replied can be posted here or emailed to me at AI4CW@ARRL.NET and I will relay them to him!
11-06-2001, 05:41 PM
Does the lack of responses mean nobody's ever worked with one of these shapers? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//frown.gif I had really hoped to find something out for him on this (especially since he doesn't have internet access or even a computer) so that I might convince him he needs to be here too! Surely someone has some idea of how to proceed with this task... If I didn't word the request clearly enough, just let me know & I'll try again. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
11-06-2001, 09:52 PM
You might try over at the Chaski board, couple of the fellers do have Cincinatti's. Forrest has one I know, I have a Smith and Mills and a Flather, haven't had any experience with a Cincinatti, admired one one time.
Good luck with your father, my old mentor here in town, 88? years old, healthy as a horse, still flies a plane he built when he was 84. He can't hear very well, doesn't get any good out of TV, he thinks he might get a computer and get on this internet thing. I have urged him on some, not doing much good so far.
11-07-2001, 07:57 AM
Thanks for the suggestion; where do I find this Chaski board? I was sort of surprised when I found this one & have been really amazed at all of the stuff I've run across in connection to it! It's starting to cut into my play time, though; I've got to get off of the computer & get over to the next town so I can pick up some 3" round brass stock to make Christmas presents from!
11-07-2001, 09:54 AM
Another board is D. Thomas's board, just type in practicalmachinist and you will get there.
The chaski board has a link from a really big link page I found. I won't give that now, it's long, called Pat's metalworking links, do a search, should pop up.
Here is the chaski link, http://chaski.com/cgi-bin/machine-index.cgi
Hope this helps you out. Yes these things are addictive, but the way I see it I have learned a lot from these boards, a person could take a college course and pay tuition but these forums are free, and there are lots of professors to learn from.
That is why I would like to get Potter involved in these boards, he's 88 years old, started his machine shop career back in the 30's, built torpedos during WW2, kicked about till he got a job in the drafting department of a Jet engine manufacturer, wound up head of the department. Anyway these old fellows have some knowledge left to pass on to us young fellers, I'm still young, almost.
11-07-2001, 07:40 PM
Ooh, another board.
You're right, halfnut, about learning a lot from this board. Don't know how I got along without it. I'm still young, almost too. :-)
We want Potter!
11-08-2001, 07:52 AM
Thanks for the info about the other boards; I spent a couple of hours perusing them last night while everyone was sleeping & found a lot of good info about various things. I need to go back to the Chaski site and see if I can't find a link to the shaper FAQ that was mentioned in one of the threads; I had it ready to paste and the browser locked up! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//frown.gif
Maybe it will have a bit of info on the knee crank mechanism or which Cincinatti company made the shaper (there's quite a few!). I would be ecstatic if I could find a repro manual/illustrated parts list or breakdown for him. After all, a picture's worth a thousand words!
11-09-2001, 12:31 AM
Is this the shaper FAQ you were looking for?
Mike near Chicago
11-09-2001, 07:23 AM
That was it Mike, I went back over there yesterday & found it again. That's a really neat link! I've printed a bit of that stuff out for him and downloaded their newsletters to peruse as well; looks like that'll take a while (65 issues to go through!) but ought to be enjoyable. Looks like a lot more computer time & less shop time for a few days!