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Tinkerer
01-13-2007, 09:38 PM
Made a new knob for the shaper. Just free formed it looking at the cross slide handle on the lathe. But it came out nice. :D
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l82/Metalman-07/shaperknob.jpg

torchroadster
01-13-2007, 09:42 PM
Well done.

kendall
01-14-2007, 02:21 AM
So, are you going to describe the process?

(meant to be humorous, not up on the smilies)

Need to make one for my mill, and i've been looking at it trying to figure out where to start!

Ken

Evan
01-14-2007, 02:36 AM
Gotta make one for my shaper too. The same handle is busted. Nice job. Mind if I copy it? :D

DeereGuy
01-14-2007, 08:57 AM
Nice job! Do you have any pics of the process?

J Tiers
01-14-2007, 10:07 AM
I have made a number of those handles, for and on various machines.

I usually freehand them to rough but mear final shape using the slides (no gravers and toolrest) and finish by filing them smooth.

Tinkerer
01-14-2007, 12:01 PM
Sorry no picture of the process. I just chucked a piece and removed anything that did not look like a knob... using the carriage and cross slide in echo sketch fashion and a few cutter changes. A bit of filing and emery work. Evan... sure. I'm sure you'll do a finer job then I.