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randyjaco
05-06-2010, 05:50 PM
Hi All,

I am now almost finished with my Vernon 12" Shaper restoration. I still need a vise, some tooling and a VFD but for the most part it is finished and running.
Hopefully this link will work for some pictures of the project.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Metal_Shapers/photos/album/1723863872/pic/list

Randy

metalmagpie
05-06-2010, 06:18 PM
The link doesn't work.

randyjaco
05-06-2010, 06:50 PM
OK, Let's try this one
http://s640.photobucket.com/albums/uu124/randyjaco/Vernon%20Project/

Randy

Your Old Dog
05-06-2010, 06:54 PM
Great job! Looks like it might fit in my shop!

Bob Farr
05-06-2010, 09:07 PM
Nice job on the shaper Randy. That's a good looking machine.

Bob

dp
05-06-2010, 09:23 PM
That cleaned up nicely. I wonder how closely an Atlas or Logan shaper vise would be to fitting. They're likely a bit more common, I would think.

wierdscience
05-06-2010, 09:37 PM
Looks good,what's the handwheel in the front for?

Ken_Shea
05-06-2010, 10:10 PM
That sure looks good Randy, you did a great job on that, I like the color, nice to see something besides gray.

bpsbtoolman
05-07-2010, 07:55 AM
I got my gloat many years ago, but it is the same as the Vernon but called a 12" Sheldon. It was local and came with the vice and tilting table option. It did not need any restoration and ran very well right away.
A few years after that I purchased the Sheldon horizontal mill with all the options. No restoration needed.
Both have the variable speed and backgear.
Both in like new condition and I recently converted the mill to a hobber that works great.
Walt

randyjaco
05-07-2010, 08:23 PM
Thanks guys,

The hand wheel up front is for speed control. The vice is a problem. I need a vise that will fit tee slots either 4" or 6" apart. I'd prefer the 6" as it would probably mean a larger vise. The correct jaw width is 7" but Vernon and Sheldon vises are pretty scarce. 8^(

I finished up a multi-position tool holder today. The finish line is getting closer.

Randy

Ken_Shea
05-07-2010, 08:55 PM
Randy,
Might you get a chance to post a picture of the tool holder?
Haven't got my shaper hauled home as yet, hopefully next week.
The multi-position tool holder sounds interesting and useful.
Mine did not have a vice either, was fortunate this week though, found a suitable one for $40, not a genuine shaper vice (don't believe) but it is pretty low profile, very decent shape and heavy as all get out.

Ken

Michael Edwards
05-07-2010, 11:07 PM
Might you get a chance to post a picture of the tool holder?Ken


Here are a few pics of my tool holders.

tool holder 1 (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2133/2519572749_cd254786aa_b.jpg)

tool holder 2 (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2360/2519572741_0b21132c99_b.jpg)

tool holder 3 (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2360/2519572741_0b21132c99_b.jpg)

tool holder 4 (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2371/2520385480_f1af2a8d0c_b.jpg)

tool holder 5 (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/2520385458_66d11d6818_b.jpg)

tool holder 6 (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3082/2520385452_849180d6c3_b.jpg)


ME

Ken_Shea
05-07-2010, 11:41 PM
Thanks for showing those Mike, NICE!.

Too_Many_Tools
05-08-2010, 02:53 PM
Hi All,

I am now almost finished with my Vernon 12" Shaper restoration. I still need a vise, some tooling and a VFD but for the most part it is finished and running.
Hopefully this link will work for some pictures of the project.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Metal_Shapers/photos/album/1723863872/pic/list

Randy

Very nice job!!

Did you tear it down and if so, any hints for the rest of us doing similar work on shapers?

Also..any surprises as you did the work?

What paint did you use?

Anything you would do differently?

randyjaco
05-08-2010, 08:03 PM
Thanks,
It was a complete tear down. The paint is Rustoleum. It is not a tough paint, but it sure is easy to touch up. As I ended up putting it together and tearing it down 6 times, easy touch up was valuable. The most difficult part was the access panels. They were impossible to find, so I made them. I had to build my own louver dies to boot. Not having a manual or another machine to look at made the build difficult. If I did it again I would photograph every step of the tear down. The biggest OS was the table elevation unit, I got the everything bolted together and found that the unit would not fit over the dove tails without disassembling the upper assembly from the base.

Randy