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Mcgyver
04-15-2009, 07:46 AM
one of the annoying little parts that i hadn't found for the Atlas shaper was the stamped metal things that the hold the wipers/felt for the ram ways. I decided to try making them.

I used .060 stock for the flat part and .030 stock for the .250" edge. Basic sawing and filing followed by some silver solder.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b201/michael0100/shaper/DSC_9635Large.jpg

after a bunch of abrasive work, they start to look like the stamped metal originals

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b201/michael0100/shaper/DSC_9699Large.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b201/michael0100/shaper/DSC_9702Large.jpg

I think I'm done! just need to get it on the stand. the kid and I could lift it to the extent of a leg lift, maybe waist height, but it was a few inches short of the stand....too heavy and tippy for an arm lift....

Next big project, the 240 - 600V rotary three phase power done right with starters etc. All parts acquired and awaiting attention.