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2" depth 0.030" feed shaper cuts in steel

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  • 2" depth 0.030" feed shaper cuts in steel

    In Kay Fisher's shaper column number 60, you can read this:

    "In a book, Shane saw a 24 inch Cincinnati shaper (same as one he has) taking a 2 inch deep cut with a .030 feed in steel. "

    Another piece of the article, this picture "hydraulic shaper":

    Link here:

  • #2
    This is probably the picture,

    Mark Hockett


    • #3
      Are the pictures in your album really small, or am i just using photobucket wrong?


      • #4
        straighten those chips out and add them to the scrap box
        located in Toronto Ontario


        • #5
          Someone posted a video on Youtube of a large Cincinnati shaper peeling off big chips. The chip would "pop" when it cleaved.

          I bet the hydraulic shapers were even more impressive
          "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."


          • #6
            Simply amazing. That steel looks like a block of cheese being sliced.


            • #7
              Used to run a mid-sized Niles planer that took about the same cut on each of 4 heads. Not a fair comparison of course but an example of the power and capacity of production machine tools.


              • #8
                So ... what kind of cuts can us small shaper folk expect; 1" dept, 0.015" pass?


                • #9
                  The link to pictures of the Doxford works a few days ago had some interesting pictures in the same genre. One was a large planer that had two crankshaft webs mounted end to end so both were planed simulaneously. There were also a couple pictures of a vertical shaper with a similar piece on a rotary table to cut the radiused ends. It took me a minute to figure out what I was seeing since it was such a different operation and scale. Very impressive machines.
                  "People will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time they will pick themselves up and carry on" : Winston Churchill


                  • #10
                    If you look at the base of the block being shaped in the above picture, you will notice the skimpy hold the vise has on the block!
                    mark costello-Low speed steel