building a metal shaper

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Re: building a metal shaper

Post by Harold_V » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:51 pm

norman wrote:getting close to being finished on the shaper a couple of photos.
It's looking amazingly good! Do keep us posted on the project. I'm curious to know how well it cuts.

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Re: building a metal shaper

Post by norman » Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:16 am

the shaper is almost done. I'm waiting on the 8" sheave to arrive get some belts and test it out. Motor mount was built yesterday. I welded it instead of using rivets. I have a chrome handle on the thing only chrome part on it. I can't wait to try it out under power.
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Re: building a metal shaper

Post by Harold_V » Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:59 pm

Looks good!

One question. Doesn't look like there's a clapper on the machine. Is that true?

If so, it's highly unlikely you'll achieve success with brazed carbide (looks like that's what you have mounted). It's likely to chip on the back-stroke. Probably would even with a clapper, but sure to without.

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Re: building a metal shaper

Post by norman » Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:00 pm

Yes there is the clapper box on it. I just have a carbide bit on there so the tool holder don't jump off and hide under the work bench where all things seem to go once off the bench.
I'll try a HSS tool the only size I have right now is 1/4" sq. I didn't know that the carbide could break.

Just 2 belts and a sheave then Ill see if it was worth it.
Thanks for asking about the clapper box Harold.
I did do a little painting on the machine (red) now I'm not sure I like paint on it. It looks more like a toy with the paint no photos of the paint.
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Re: building a metal shaper

Post by norman » Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:50 pm

Here is the paint plus another toy I'm working on.
I removed the paint I just didn't like it,glad I only painted parts of it and not the whole thing.
I'm replacing seals on the chain case on the bike.Had a small leak out of the primary I don't know if its from the starter or main shaft but it is out of the primary and not the tranny or engine.
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Re: building a metal shaper

Post by norman » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:09 pm

I got the shaper up and running today. It's working good I planned off the table then played with it for around 8 hours just getting the feel of the thing. I had a very good time with it. I'll put a photo up soon of the
shaper and motor all mounted on the angle iron frame I built today.
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Re: building a metal shaper

Post by Harold_V » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:43 am

Congrats on your success, Norman. Looking forward to some pics!

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Re: building a metal shaper

Post by norman » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:33 am

Video of the shaper operating.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyNMzSj7yfo

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Re: building a metal shaper

Post by tomc » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:23 am

Norman,

Thanks for the Video, you confirmed what I thought a shaper did.

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Re: building a metal shaper

Post by Harold_V » Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:46 pm

That's outta sight! 8)

Very well done.

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Re: building a metal shaper

Post by norman » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:52 pm

I think having a shaper in operation in your shop is like have a room full of parrots that eat aluminum seeds, spitting the shells all over the shop!!! Like they do with bird seed shells.
But the machine is fun to mess with as long as you don't fall asleep watching it. Geee its nasty and slow.

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Re: building a metal shaper

Post by Harold_V » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:07 pm

norman wrote:the machine is fun to mess with as long as you don't fall asleep watching it. Geee its nasty and slow.
Yep! Didn't take industry all that long to figure that out, either. Shapers, as you likely know, are almost never found in use these days, although some folks swear by them. Problem comes from all the lost motion. They cut less than 50% of their cycle, so they're not very efficient. Still neat to own, though.

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