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lane
07-19-2012, 08:46 PM
As promise Here are my pair of model shapers I designed and built with some help from my friend Monty. They weigh in at 50 pounds each and hand full to carry around. Took a .015 deep cut in aluminum with .0025 feed . Cuts slick as glass .First photo they are lined up face to face so you can see both sides at the same time .

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/Model%20Shaper/ModelShapersfinished003.jpg

Next view is back side rear .

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/Model%20Shaper/ModelShapersfinished012.jpg

A size comparison with beer bottle .

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/Model%20Shaper/ModelShapersfinished011.jpg

Right front side view.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/Model%20Shaper/ModelShapersfinished010.jpg

More to come.

lane
07-19-2012, 08:55 PM
Here is more,Ram and tool slide.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/Model%20Shaper/ModelShapersfinished009.jpg

Some of the mechanics and feed links.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/Model%20Shaper/ModelShapersfinished008.jpg

Front view.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/Model%20Shaper/ModelShapersfinished007.jpg

Close up through the door of Bull gear and link.

[IMG]http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/Model%20Shaper/ModelShapersfinished006.jpg[/I

oldtiffie
07-19-2012, 08:57 PM
Really really nice Lane and an example of your extraordinary skills.

davidwdyer
07-19-2012, 08:58 PM
WOW!!! That's some work. Great job.

lane
07-19-2012, 09:01 PM
A few more I built a back gear system 6 speeds 3 open and 3in back gear all work great.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/Model%20Shaper/ModelShapersfinished004.jpg

Dueling Shaper`s

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/Model%20Shaper/ModelShapersfinished003.jpg

Hope you enjoy . That is 10 months of work . Ask all the questions you want will try to answer .
see thread What are we building if you have not seen it . Lane.

sasquatch
07-19-2012, 09:10 PM
Can't say much more except, Beautiful work!!

What motors did you finally use?

lane
07-19-2012, 09:33 PM
One did not work will try again. Looking at bullgear and link through the door.
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/Model%20Shaper/ModelShapersfinished006.jpg

This should be better.Also a better photo of the back gear system

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/Model%20Shaper/ModelShapersfinished.jpg

Pherdie
07-19-2012, 09:41 PM
Absolutely exquisite, Lane! I wish I had your talent and skill.

It seems like you should be up for some site award for project of the year or something similar.

Well Done!

wierdscience
07-19-2012, 09:47 PM
Fantastic work Lane,nice touch leaving the gearing visable!

DICKEYBIRD
07-19-2012, 09:49 PM
Wowser, that is incredible work Lane! What a feeling of accomplishment that must be. You obviously poured heart & soul and a gazillion hours into those beauties.:D

ps: I knew there was something else I liked about you. I have a fresh-out-of-the-freezer-for-20-minutes MGD in my hand as I type this. Mowing the back yard in this heat was a killer! Nuttin' better'n a frosty MGD to make life more agreeable.

DFMiller
07-19-2012, 09:54 PM
Lane,
What a piece of art. I look forward to some of the project you make with it.
Thanks
Dave

Mcgyver
07-19-2012, 09:55 PM
very nice work lane!

lane
07-19-2012, 09:55 PM
Yes thinks for reminding me . That MGD taste good . And a toast to you too.

gwilson
07-19-2012, 10:08 PM
Very beautiful work. And,you made them with universal tables too!!

lane
07-19-2012, 10:12 PM
I just copied what I had . Except for the gear box . I tried but was going to be too small and not work right so I designed a back gear system that I thought might look right.

becksmachine
07-19-2012, 10:31 PM
One beer?? Those are worth at least a sixpack. Ok, a sixpack each!!

:p

Dave

Evan
07-19-2012, 10:38 PM
Outstanding! Top of the class Lane.

lazlo
07-19-2012, 11:22 PM
Just stunning Lane! :)

kc5ezc
07-19-2012, 11:34 PM
Lane, when it cools off a little up here (and down there) I want to come see your and Monty's half size shapers.
Only a 6 hour drive and it would be worth it.
Great workmanship and a beautiful paint job. Pretty good photos also.

justanengineer
07-19-2012, 11:47 PM
Absolutely beautiful work as always. I continue to be envious of your abilities.

lakeside53
07-20-2012, 12:14 AM
Stunning...

[suffles back to corner to pick up cold chisel and hammer]

lane
07-20-2012, 12:39 AM
Lane, when it cools off a little up here (and down there) I want to come see your and Monty's half size shapers.
Only a 6 hour drive and it would be worth it.
Great workmanship and a beautiful paint job. Pretty good photos also.

Any time Home Shoppers always welcome here.

kyfho
07-20-2012, 12:42 AM
http://ctya.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/White-on-Black-LOGO.jpg

Any chance of a video of one of them running?

Elninio
07-20-2012, 12:46 AM
Any chance of a video of one of them running?

+1, yes please

mickeyf
07-20-2012, 01:16 AM
Gorgeous! But what's with "Model"? They're not toy, they're just a bit, um, ...Petite.

dp
07-20-2012, 01:23 AM
You never fail to amaze, Lane. Excellent work.

dewat
07-20-2012, 01:34 AM
What everybody else said !!!!!!!

legendboy
07-20-2012, 01:45 AM
such an awesome job done here

my only negative comment for you would be your choice of beer! ;)

lane
07-20-2012, 10:05 AM
Gorgeous! But what's with "Model"? They're not toy, they're just a bit, um, ...Petite.
It`s what I call a working model . It will do every thing a full size Shaper will do just on a smaller scale . They will go well with my 1/4 scale Bridgeport I built 10 years ago.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/minimill1284-1.jpg

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/lane5263/minimill.jpg

Now I need to build a 1/2 scale model of my 10K South Bend lathe . Just waiting for some one to buy me a piece of cast iron 3 1/3 square by 24 inches long to make the bed out of.

lane
07-20-2012, 10:11 AM
http://ctya.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/White-on-Black-LOGO.jpg

Any chance of a video of one of them running?

Hope to try one next week . My daughter has a video camera and and said she would do it for me and see if we can get it on youtube . soon as we do will post a link to it.

ammcoman2
07-20-2012, 10:23 AM
Lane, as one who is slightly "partial" to shapers, those are the Cat's Meow. Congratualtions on a superb job.

Geoff

J. Randall
07-20-2012, 12:52 PM
Great job Lane, a lot of talent and dedication showing there.
James

Arthur.Marks
07-20-2012, 11:11 PM
Okay, first, those are incredible! Looking through the thread you mentioned ("What are we building?") you were worried about the gearbox and its size. I assume this was referring to the gearbox on the transverse travel? How did you go about it or was it really the backgear you clearly show that was the solution? Second question will show my ignorance... is anything hardened on these? i.e. gears, the slide on the bullgear, etc. Or is that a ridiculous question because it is unnecessary? The reason I ask is because I always feel like I should be hardening pieces, but I don't know if it truly matters in many instances.

lynnl
07-21-2012, 10:13 AM
Now I need to build a 1/2 scale model of my 10K South Bend lathe . Just waiting for some one to buy me a piece of cast iron 3 1/3 square by 24 inches long to make the bed out of.

Lane, if I buy two pieces of that cast iron for you, will you make an extra one for me? :)

oil mac
07-21-2012, 03:54 PM
Lane, Absolutely superb eye candy, they are a greater example of mans high art than 99% of the over priced stuff we see in portrait galleries They give us a feel of what the finest machine tools of years back looked like when brand new

Were they modelled from a particular full sized shaper as made by a prominent united states manufacturer?

Clevelander
07-21-2012, 09:14 PM
Oh MAN, why ya hafta go and do such an impressive job? How are the rest of us poor schleps supposed to sleep at night?:p

lane
07-22-2012, 12:57 AM
Oil mac . Yes the were modeled in 1/4 scale of a Newey shaper I rebuilt last year.

Arthur Marks . No the real machine had a Norton gear box on the rear with a 4 speed stick shift leaver H pattern . And the clutch was only about 3 inches dia I tried to scale the gear box down with a quick mock up . But felt I would spend maybe 6 month of work and it would not work,because it would be too weak and bust . So instead I designed a back gear system that I thought may look right for a little earlier period. May be 10 years earlier. I think the real shaper was out of the 30`s.
Nothing was harden on the real machine and does not need to be . So nothing harden on the model. If I need strength I would us 4140 pre harden and all sliding surfaces are cast iron on cast iron. Just like the real machine.
Very little of any thing you build needs to be harden . Most old machines and I have rebuilt many use cast iron and leaded steel . Only the very top of the line machine use harden gears and shafts. The idea was in those days a machinist could copy and make any parts that wore out are broke.

lynnl If you buy two pieces of cast iron I will take one .But never again will I build TWO of any thing. You will have to build your own.

Evan
07-22-2012, 03:50 AM
But never again will I build TWO of any thing.

Funny how that works. I will build something that has 20 identical parts but I cannot stand building two identical complete projects of any kind. I hate it with a passion.

Mtw fdu
07-22-2012, 05:54 AM
You wouldn't by chance have any plans etc of those? It would be a very interesting project to build. Nice work!!!

Mtw fdu.

jackary
07-22-2012, 06:35 AM
Well done Lane,
What an amazing matched pair, so well made that they look full sized. Look forward to seeing a video of even just one of them running - superb effort, thanks for showing them.
Alan

GT1
07-22-2012, 08:34 PM
Absolute works of art.

lane
07-22-2012, 10:09 PM
Absolute works of art.
Well I once had one of the largest machine shop owners around here ,tell me (You are not just a top machinist ,but a Artist with a piece of metal )

dp
07-22-2012, 11:53 PM
Well I once had one of the largest machine shop owners around here ,tell me (You are not just a top machinist ,but a Artist with a piece of metal )

That usually meant to me they couldn't afford me :)

Bluechips
07-23-2012, 10:02 AM
As someone who has seen these in person, I can say they are truly fantastic! I had the pleasure of meeting Lane a couple of weeks ago and got to see his shop and collection of past projects.

He is a master craftsman and a very nice guy.

BTW - As nice as these are, they don't hold a candle to the miniature Bridgeport mill and tooling package he built.

Mike

Les Burg
07-23-2012, 10:15 AM
Lane,
I can not anything that has already been said and would like to thank you for sharing,
Les.....

lane
09-10-2012, 11:06 PM
Just to bring it back up in case some one missed seeing them And thanks for all the good words. Makes a man feel like some one can appreciate his efforts.

mickeyf
09-11-2012, 01:12 AM
That can't be a real shop. I can see the floor.

Davo J
09-11-2012, 02:08 AM
Just to bring it back up in case some one missed seeing them And thanks for all the good words. Makes a man feel like some one can appreciate his efforts.

Hi Lane,
I have seen this earlier but never commented (like I think a lot have done)
You have done a brilliant job on it like everything you have done, and it is well worthy of bringing it back to the top.

Dave

camdigger
09-11-2012, 04:32 AM
Nice work as usual.

hephaestus
06-08-2016, 11:15 PM
I think I saw the mini Bridgeport before,
beautiful work on all of them.

Toolguy
06-08-2016, 11:32 PM
I have seen them all at one time or another. I have to say... Lane you are a master craftsman! I think nearly everyone here would have the same assessment. Beautiful workmanship on all pieces.
All the Best - Warren

Alistair Hosie
06-09-2016, 01:28 PM
Du bist ein Kunstler. I especially like the fact you made the windows really superb workmanship world class quality I thank you for showing pal. Alistair