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    Vertical shaper


    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WDVW
    Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

  • #2
    Even better than that i just found an Elliot 18 with the attachment to convert it to a vertical shaper.

    I am hoping i will get it but the fellow who owns it has it stored out side in the open not covered up,and now that i have asked about it no doubt he will think that he has one fine piece of high tech preeeeeeeeeeeecision machinery that is just worth thousands and thousands.

    1- people who stick good machines outside to rust should be tortured in the finest medieval tradition.

    2 even worse should be saved for those who commit the above offenseand then are reluctant to give it up as it is obviuosly valuble (though they will nevr use it)

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    • #3
      Thats not just any old shaper, its actually a toolroom punch shaper.
      They have a really weird action where the tool pulls away at the end of the stroke to leave a radius in the root of a punch.
      My dad used to have one like it made by Theil.

      Phil

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      • #4
        the scope on it must be worth آ£40
        all the best...mark

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        • #5
          <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by thistle:

          1- people who stick good machines outside to rust should be tortured in the finest medieval tradition.
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          Ah, yes. Where's the kid with the flame-thrower when you need him?

          Note also that the seller is hiding his/her feedback score - that's usually not a good sign.

          Feedback aside, he'd probably get more for it if he were willing to ship it.


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          • #6
            I see "no postage" on that Ebay item. Heh.

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            • #7
              Phil,
              I can't quite grasp what you were saying about the stroke of that thing.Does the tool move straight up and down like a slotter? Could you explain it in more detail ?
              Thanks for your insight .

              David

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              • #8
                Its not easy to visualise, but the tool follows a vertical path for a pre determined stroke, then finishes the cut with a radius as it pulls away, its sort of like a clawing action. Dad had one that was going to be usefull for all sorts of jobs (thats what he told mum anyway) but I think once he figured out how it worked it only ever got used once after that.

                Phil

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                • #9
                  Here you are Thistle, this is what you have.



                  A vertical shaper is another term for a slotter.
                  These come in various forms,

                  Fixed bed, adjustable ram type.



                  Movable bed, toolroom type.



                  And the add on attachment to the bridgeport mill.



                  John S.


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                  Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                  • #10
                    You have some well deserved nice stuff John one day I will come visit you and see for myself good luck Alistair
                    Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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                    • #11
                      Alistair,
                      Not mine so no need to visit

                      No seriously only the Ravensburg slotter is mine. The Elliot attachment is from the manual and the other two are off the web.

                      I used to have an old Butler slotter but parted it out to Tim Leech when he was suffering with his eyes

                      John S.
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                      Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                      • #12
                        John - thats the one .

                        No luck yet .

                        poor old girl sitting in the elements.

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