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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1890s-Metal-Sh...item3ef7e43f99


    Alistair
    Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

  • #2
    I think you'd enjoy making one of those.

    Allan

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    • #3
      I would love to, but am too busy with woodworking and other machining at the moment thanks Allan.Alistair
      Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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      • #4
        Have you priced a Stuart kit lately?

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



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        • #5
          Originally posted by John Stevenson
          Have you priced a Stuart kit lately?

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          No, but I always thought they were on the pricey side.

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          • #6
            The shaper kit is currently US$104 on PM's site.
            http://www.pmresearchinc.com/store/home.php?cat=6
            Since the seller is on your side of the pond, it would be cheaper for you to get it from him.

            Joe
            Last edited by Optics Curmudgeon; 12-27-2009, 06:00 PM.

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            • #7
              John like everything else a good quality kilt is and has always been relatively expensive.They are not even cheap to hire either. anyway you can have one brought in from China or Korea much cheaper but it shows in the quality.That is a nice little kit but I wonder is it a cast kit or just material with a drawing .I also question if I have the experience to do it justice,as I am no engineer just a plain old trier with some experience I get by ok. Alistair
              Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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              • #8
                • 11 precision, very detailed, easy machining castings
                • Precision Pre-Cut brass Gear Stock
                • Miter Gears completely finished
                • All required hardware, material & bar stock
                • Large (22" x 34"), easy to read, "D" size Blueprints at full scale
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                Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                • #9
                  The price is good Alistair, Looks a nice little model, Much more authentic than the Stuart sets of castings, which i think are overpriced, Stuarts are living on the name of a past very fine concern, I have noticed recently a lot of the nice things they made are no longer on their list, you go for it Alistair.

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                  • #10
                    I have this kit (now semi-finished) bought a few years ago at NAMES from the PM Research folks. Excellent drawings and plenty of stock metal to go along with the castings. The price has gone up a bit, though. The aluminum castings machine quite well.

                    You are on your own as far as working out how to machine etc. but the folks on this BBS have helped immensely when I have asked questions.

                    Geoff

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                    • #11
                      P.S. The only problem with the kit are the screws as supplied. They are not correct for this type of shaper (1/12 scale model of a 60" shaper). I ended up getting bolts, 0-80 etc., from Coles http://www.colespowermodels.com/index.html

                      Geoff

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                      • #12
                        Alistair,

                        You'd gain the experience by actually making one,just like you probably did from making woodworking projects.

                        If you got stuck there are plenty of people here that would help you with any queries.

                        Allan

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