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    "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
    world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
    country, in easy stages."
    ~ James Madison

  • #2
    Good job Ray! I posted them in 3 thread.
    "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
    world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
    country, in easy stages."
    ~ James Madison

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    • #3
      Thanks Flylo, much appreciated.

      The louvered door on the side i had, so i installed it for access to the inside as it previously had a metal plate there that had to be unbolted for access. The door width was perfect, the top i had to cut 2 in off.

      Geez i hate that crappy "PEACH" colour that was on it.!!
      So far the shaper appears to be in excellent shape mechanically, i rewired it in BX as they had it wired with house wire, also changed the motor as it was only 1/4 hp, and it was running backwards. It now has a proper 1/2 HP.

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      • #4
        Very nice! My Dad has a Porter Cable machine that is the same as yours. It need a rebuild as well but still does good work. They are pretty sturdy shaper for their size. I've never had the vise off Dad's, the table sure looks big without it.

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        • #5
          That's a very nice looking machine! Especially compared to what it looked like before. I've been keeping myeyes and ears open hoping to find a shaper of my own in decent shape within driving distance. The 2 that I have been to look at near me have been some clapped out junk that I would rather not bother with.

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          • #6
            Very nice looking....now it just needs a big pile of chips on it to make it look even better.
            "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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