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Thread: Hand-powered Shaper

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    Howdy all:
    Some years back, there were kits available to make a small benchtop shaper that operated by hand power, no motor.

    Does anyone still offer such things?

    I would like to have one, if it could be found

    Jim

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    I don't know about kits but I saw a few for sale in England on (I hope this is right) WWW.lathes.uk They had a few for about $200 they could ship. You may want to take a vacation and come east with a trailer you are very likely to find a shapper. I found a 12' yesterday for $300. (I already have a 12)

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    Thanks for the link, I will check on it.
    You guys on the East coast get all the bargains, but by the time I transport sonething like that all the way to Oregon, it aint worth it.
    Mostly I want something small for limited space, the only thing I need a shaper for is to make square holes, the rest I can do on my mill
    Thanks again
    Jim

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    Jim,

    Few years back, Gingery published a book on making a hand powered shaper. Lindsay books might be able to help you out.

    Bargains, I relegate myself to small items on ebay. Am here in Missouri, smack dab in the middle, in fact I think what they say is the middle of USA is less than a hundred miles WNW from me.

    Don't really need any more machines, but they have had some really neat stuff going really cheap, but alas, I restrict my hauling to 150 miles one way, and then only if it is something special.

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