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    http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auc...iew?auc=674948

    Is anyone here bidding on this machine? I don't want to see it scrapped but I don't want to run up the price for a legitimate bidder. Please advise.

  • #2
    I am not bidding, but just the lamp on that machine is worth $100. I can't believe someone hasn't removed it already.

    Hope someone takes it home and not to the scrapper.
    Cheers,
    Gary

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    • #3
      Originally posted by tdmidget
      http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auc...iew?auc=674948

      Is anyone here bidding on this machine? I don't want to see it scrapped but I don't want to run up the price for a legitimate bidder. Please advise.

      Doesn't sound like anyones after it, so go for it. It will clean up to be a nice shaper and has the tilting table and vise, so should end up a bargain.

      Dave

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      • #4
        A shame it's been "environmentally aged" outside for a long while.

        What's the work envelope size on that?

        Also, what's the dovetail shaped heavy sheet metal thingy extending from the back of the ways? That's not really PART OF the ways is it? Doesn't look like precision surfaces. ...some sort of chip catcher maybe?

        Regardless, no buying interest here.
        Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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        • #5
          That is just the ram guard on the back. Some are sheet metal while others are cast, but non of them touch the ram itself.

          Dave

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          • #6
            Interesting machine. Thanks for posting, but Im out as well.

            http://shopswarf.orconhosting.net.nz/b/s&m/index.html

            I had thought initially that the tilting vise was not original due to the fixed jaw being on the "wrong" side, however it appears that is how S&W did them. I guess thats my learning done for the day.

            If its close enough, it looks relatively complete and original, so I would suggest snatching it up. Please dont let that tiny bit of surface rust deter you.
            "I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer -- born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in the steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow."

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            • #7
              Justandengineer you are up early today. Good boy.
              Location: The Black Forest in Germany

              How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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              • #8
                I do not have the time or room to take on another project machine and agree this should be a good buy. Doubt if there is anything seriously wrong with it mechanically. Its probably a case of a change in professors from one who knew how to operate and maintain a shaper to one who does not have a clue. It's really distressing to see good old iron like this allowed to sit out and rust.

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                • #9
                  "Tiny bit of surface rust"? Well, I don't envy the person who will be removing it.
                  Mike
                  WI/IL border, USA

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Black Forest
                    Justandengineer you are up early today. Good boy.
                    Thanks. Money, interesting work, and a good cafeteria are more than enough motivation. 6 hours sleep each night during the week, and 8 hours "sleeping in" on the weekend...think I spent too much time in the military?

                    Originally posted by MichaelP
                    "Tiny bit of surface rust"? Well, I don't envy the person who will be removing it.
                    I wish I would have taken pics of my lil Atlas shaper when I bought it. Absolutely nothing moved on it one tiny bit, and those are the restorations that are the most fun IMHO. Im actually getting rather bored with my current Bport because Ive been spoiled by it - the table actually moved when purchased (and most of the way through its travel too).

                    tdmidget - if you buy it, please post any and all moving/restoration tool porn taken.
                    "I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer -- born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in the steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow."

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                    • #11
                      I didn't buy it. It moved up to $330.00 which I hope was enough to indicate real interest, more than scrap value I hope. It's tough to decide at that point between saving it for sure and running the price up on a person who will see it as a labor of love.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tdmidget
                        http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auc...iew?auc=674948

                        Is anyone here bidding on this machine? I don't want to see it scrapped but I don't want to run up the price for a legitimate bidder. Please advise.
                        It has closed at $330.

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                        • #13
                          save a shaper

                          Hi all, been trying to get on here for a week. yah i am bidding on it,so dont run the price up! oh to late. however i did win the auction. pick it up later in the week. you know i thought it was a rare model (worth more money) but now i find out from this site, that the dam lamp is only worth a $100.00 bummed. insert laugh here. they are going to let me take the rusty castiron home too. she was calling to me so i had to save her. she going to have to sit in the driveway for awhile. will cover her up, at least the lamp, again insert laugh. as i need to find new home for my old 16" g&e to make room for her. ok i will shutup now

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                          • #14
                            Congrats on the new toy. Please keep up apraised with pics.

                            +1 laugh on the lamp being worth $100.
                            "I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer -- born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in the steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow."

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                            • #15
                              I will also look forward to update pictures, good save.

                              Dave

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