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  • Zippy Shaper

    Re: PiM/MW August, 1995 article about a shop-made shaper titled "Zippy".

    Anyone know if drawings were ever published or a construction article? I've searched here, YouTube, Google and not found it.

    Paul

  • #2
    I just had a look through our archives and nothing further was printed by us about the shaper described in the article.

    However, the design of the shaper is from Dave Gingery and his book is still available from Gingery Publishing:
    http://gingerybookstore.com/MetalShaper.html

    The article only covers some modifications the author made to Dave's design. Between the Gingery book and the article you should be all set.
    George

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    • #3
      Not exactly what you were looking: http://www.vintageprojects.com/machine-shop/Shaper.pdf

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      • #4
        This supplier has plans for a hand powered shaper and a power shaper
        http://www.ebay.com/itm/Metal-Shaper...kAAOSwZd1VeAIh

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        • #5
          Like George said. This book. There are some great reading materials in the rest of the various series also. They are inexpensive and dont take up much space.

          Some folks dont like them but to each his own I happen to enjoy them. After all, they are meant to be for US, Homeshop Machinists.. JR

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          • #6
            Grandfather (RIP) made one from the gingery plans..
            And you can see he used it..

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JRouche View Post
              Like George said. This book. There are some great reading materials in the rest of the various series also. They are inexpensive and dont take up much space.

              Some folks dont like them but to each his own I happen to enjoy them. After all, they are meant to be for US, Homeshop Machinists.. JR

              I bought this book. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/18...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

              How many total books are there in the series? I enjoyed reading the one above from cover to cover, but it only covers 7 books. Dave Gingery was a genius.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by engineerd3d View Post
                I bought this book. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/18...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

                How many total books are there in the series? I enjoyed reading the one above from cover to cover, but it only covers 7 books. Dave Gingery was a genius.
                Dave Gingery inspired my interest in machine work. The books are an easy read and give you some real good ideas on how different machine tools work. Also, just as important, they teach you the order of operations in which things need to assembled.

                Some day, if I ever get out of my apartment and I have shop space, I'll build his shaper.

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                • #9
                  Those looking to buy the book might want to act quickly. Latest Gingery ad (MW, of course!) states many titles will not be reprinted once existing stock is sold.
                  The usual disclaimers re personal interest.

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                  • #10
                    There was a construction article series, of an improved version of the Gingery shaper published, in HSM some years ago. Instead of castings it was made out of steel and iron and other bits. If you can get a hold of the articles it would be a better build then the original.
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