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Too_Many_Tools
04-10-2010, 02:02 PM
I may have a line on a Rhodes slotter.

Unfortunately it does not have the rotary table that the slotter came with.

Does anybody have a Rhodes slotter with this rotary table?

If so could you show us some pictures and share with us the dimensions and features?

Thanks

TMT

johnnyd
04-10-2010, 07:01 PM
Is your prospective Rhodes purely a slotter? or is it the "convertable" version?
In regards to the rotary table....that is only part of the package. The rotary table sits atop an "in-n-out" table to give you control over the "Y" axis.

Too_Many_Tools
04-10-2010, 11:14 PM
Is your prospective Rhodes purely a slotter? or is it the "convertable" version?
In regards to the rotary table....that is only part of the package. The rotary table sits atop an "in-n-out" table to give you control over the "Y" axis.

It is a dedicated slotter.

And it does have the "in-n-out" table.

The pictures on Tony's site show what looks like a rotary table with indexing capability...so I am looking to see what it was really like and to see if there is a current replacement.

TMT

Michael Moore
04-11-2010, 08:20 PM
There's a modest amount of Rhodes shaper/slotter info on this page of my website:

http://www.eurospares.com/shapers.htm

cheers,
Michael

Too_Many_Tools
04-14-2010, 11:59 AM
There's a modest amount of Rhodes shaper/slotter info on this page of my website:

http://www.eurospares.com/shapers.htm

cheers,
Michael

Thanks for the link...that is an excellent site for shaper info.

I am still interested in seeing this Rhodes rotary table in the flesh.

Does anyone have one to show?

Also any recommendations for a replacement...a current rotary 6-8" table with dividing plates?

TMT

Bob Fisher
04-14-2010, 09:41 PM
I recently bought a 7 in Rhodes shaper.In the process of repairing/ restoring . Where does one find the serial no? Would be interesting to know when it was made.It is a basic machine, no pivoting table, no slotter attachment.It has been lightly used as there is little sign of wear, just a lot of time and grime. Thanks Bob[/I]

Too_Many_Tools
04-14-2010, 10:11 PM
I recently bought a 7 in Rhodes shaper.In the process of repairing/ restoring . Where does one find the serial no? Would be interesting to know when it was made.It is a basic machine, no pivoting table, no slotter attachment.It has been lightly used as there is little sign of wear, just a lot of time and grime. Thanks Bob[/I]

My machine is deep in storage at the moment so I can't look but I seem to remember the SN is located on the right side near the bottom of the ram.

FWIW...someone is keeping track of the SNs..I don't remember where the info is.

TMT

Too_Many_Tools
04-16-2010, 12:55 PM
Thanks for the link...that is an excellent site for shaper info.

I am still interested in seeing this Rhodes rotary table in the flesh.

Does anyone have one to show?

Also any recommendations for a replacement...a current rotary 6-8" table with dividing plates?

TMT

Still looking for suggestions...

TMT

Michael Moore
04-16-2010, 02:47 PM
FWIW...someone is keeping track of the SNs..I don't remember where the info is.

That list is on my site as linked above. I've just added Bob's machine to the list.

cheers,
Michael

Too_Many_Tools
04-16-2010, 03:32 PM
That list is on my site as linked above. I've just added Bob's machine to the list.

cheers,
Michael


Michael...thanks for providing us with that resource.

It is appreciated.

TMT

Too_Many_Tools
04-23-2010, 02:47 PM
Still looking for suggestions...

TMT

Still looking....

Again...does anyone make a 6-8" rotary table with dividing plates?

Thanks

maweis
04-23-2010, 05:30 PM
Believe the Tuckahoe Steam Museum has a rhodes slotter
at their location in Maryland. At one time (last year) it was pictured on their
web site.

Mark

Too_Many_Tools
04-23-2010, 06:48 PM
Believe the Tuckahoe Steam Museum has a rhodes slotter
at their location in Maryland. At one time (last year) it was pictured on their
web site.

Mark

Thanks for the pointer.

I looked but did not find it...could someone provide a link to it?

Thanks

TMT

maweis
04-23-2010, 07:03 PM
Sorry I got lazy in the early post
I am just shocked that I have info that I can post

Link to Tuckahoe steam museum

http://www.tuckahoesteam.org/

also if I remember right lathes.uk site has pictures of the
table. I have a pre 1929 rhodes shaper and would love
to find the slotter attachment along with several other people

Mark

Too_Many_Tools
04-23-2010, 07:28 PM
Sorry I got lazy in the early post
I am just shocked that I have info that I can post

Link to Tuckahoe steam museum

http://www.tuckahoesteam.org/

also if I remember right lathes.uk site has pictures of the
table. I have a pre 1929 rhodes shaper and would love
to find the slotter attachment along with several other people

Mark

I have already checked here...and no luck.

Do you have a link to the specific page?

Thanks

TMT

oldtiffie
04-23-2010, 07:39 PM
Ask a Rhodes Scholar.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodes_scholar

Michael Moore
04-24-2010, 11:54 PM
http://www.eurospares.com/graphics/Tools/shapers/rhodes7combo3.jpg

That's what the rotary table looks like, but as to modern photos of one they are probably few and far between.

cheers,
Michael

Too_Many_Tools
04-27-2010, 08:25 PM
http://www.eurospares.com/graphics/Tools/shapers/rhodes7combo3.jpg

That's what the rotary table looks like, but as to modern photos of one they are probably few and far between.

cheers,
Michael

Thanks for posting Michael.

Has anyone seen this rotary table in the flesh?

TMT