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Offline NickG

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Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« on: July 31, 2013, 10:08:13 AM »
Hi all, might have just got carried away and won an auction for a Boxford shaper :-/ is it worth it though? 263 had decided would bid no more than 200 but then thought could go a little bit higher! Need to put a single phase motor on it too.

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 11:04:16 AM »
It looks like a nice Mk2. Even a better deal with that sizable machine vice included,  make sure you get the handles (shaper & vice) when you pick it up.

A 1/2 or 3/4 hp single phase motor should be easy enough to pick up to replace the three phase one.  Make sure it is a smaller single phase motor  ;)

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 11:13:28 AM »
Shapers are very nice machines...the small ones are usually not worn out can usually can make really flat surfaces!....

so  Worth it!

If I had more room I would have kept my AAMCO 7" shaper :'(

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2013, 11:52:17 AM »
Thanks Jo and Dave, I have a motor which came off my original ML7 but it has an annoying rattle! Might have to take it to bits to have a look.

Bit concerned that i got carried away and have ripped myself off?

Dad will be thinking i've lost the plot when i tell him he needs to help collect it! As well as the ML7 that I don't need. Should have kept my centec 2a and would have had a nice collection of machinery!

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2013, 11:59:29 AM »
That vice is worth 80. Ask if they have the rotating base for it when you pick it up... They may also find other stuff for you if you tell them what you are planning to make with it ;)

As it is at a service base you should be able to get some strong fellas to help load it but it is going to be heavy, you will need to break it down.

Jo
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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2013, 12:32:29 PM »
I thought the rotating base was on it but not so sure now looking at the picture :-/ no sign of the handles either in the pic. I don't think a bald bloke fluttering his eye lashes is going to work quite as well ;-) Oh no, what have I done!

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2013, 01:10:04 PM »
Nick, is there a picture of it?  If so I am not seeing the link

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2013, 01:29:53 PM »
Sorry Bill, should have pasted a link - should have done it before bidding too ha!

http://bit.ly/19x0cxo
« Last Edit: July 31, 2013, 02:02:06 PM by NickG »

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013, 02:02:24 PM »
Nick

I cannot get your link to work.

Have you though about keeping the three phase motor, and running it off an inverter.

I am slowly re-converting my machines back from single to three phase, they are much more versatile, and inverters are cheaper than new motors.

Phil

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2013, 02:08:07 PM »
Phil, i just realised that and edited it, works for me now. I did think about it, however the 3 ph on my lathe wasn't dual voltage so i would have needed a
Converter. This one is likely to be dual voltage and my old centec mill was but hastily sold that :-(. So don't think it'd be worth it for me, i've got a couple of single phase motors I can try on it.

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2013, 02:19:38 PM »
Nick

Yes I can see the page now.

What neck of the woods are you in ? I see the shaper is at Catterick.
If you get stuck for a 1PH motor I may have a suitable spare one.

Phil

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2013, 02:32:30 PM »
Sorry Bill, should have pasted a link - should have done it before bidding too ha!

http://bit.ly/19x0cxo

That looks like a well loved machine...well worth the price in my book anyway.

Good Score!

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2013, 02:43:22 PM »
That's given me some reassurance thanks guys! Wife is not too impressed lol, my last ebay purchase was a bit of a disaster! I'm in Newton Aycliffe Phil, where abouts are you?

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2013, 02:45:54 PM »
I want to know what is in the cupboard at the front.... it could be full of goodies  ;D

Jo
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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2013, 02:59:59 PM »
That's given me some reassurance thanks guys! Wife is not too impressed lol, my last ebay purchase was a bit of a disaster! I'm in Newton Aycliffe Phil, where abouts are you?

Nick

We are down the road in Silsden, West Yorks.

Phil