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Offline NickG

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2013, 04:16:30 PM »
I bet there is nowt in there Jo as think it has been disconnected! That's not too far Phil, sis lives in wetherby.

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2013, 04:29:15 PM »
Nick,
Think keyways, splines, internal gears, dovetails at any angle, racks, ...  :ThumbsUp:
(Other ideas, anyone?)
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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2013, 04:59:34 PM »
Thanks Alan, i thought of keyways and have been looking at some threads where people have cut nice dovetails - I'll have no excuse, will have to make a QCTP then and put all flywheels onto shafts with keyways to justify it! Suppose there is a lot but I'd need some way of accurately grinding tools - thats another machine!

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2013, 07:32:24 PM »
Have asked about the base and handles but the lady listing the items doesn't know and may not be able to get in touch with the guy that knows due to school holidays. Will be a bit annoying if they are missing.

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2013, 10:09:20 PM »
A little smaller than my Douglas (10") but a very nice looking machine - for that money you stole it!

Handles would be nice but hey, they can be made! After all, you have a shaper now! :ThumbsUp:
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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2013, 10:25:02 PM »
You bugger I had my eye on that, nice one Nick  :ThumbsUp: 

A shaper is one bit of kit I would like to get if only I had enough room, but I have a cunning plan that will sort that little problem out soon  :LittleDevil:

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2013, 10:44:28 PM »
Getting used to the idea now! Not sure where I will put it yet, plenty of space in the double garage but the idea was for the machinery to be around the edge so i can still get a car in if i need to!

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2013, 11:05:09 PM »
A car in the garage? What sort of warped thinking is that?  :facepalm:
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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2013, 01:57:31 AM »
Getting used to the idea now! Not sure where I will put it yet, plenty of space in the double garage but the idea was for the machinery to be around the edge so i can still get a car in if i need to!

Garages are over rated!

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2013, 04:15:25 AM »
You got a hell of a good deal. I bought a Boxford here in the states with the swivel table and a vice of 1500 USD , but it was the only small shaper I had seen in over 2 years of looking.

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2013, 08:57:38 AM »
Good point Tel, a lot o people around here are converting them into proper rooms an can guarantee there aren't many cars in them. It is another hobby of mine though!
Feeling a bit better then Dave, yes a lot of shapers are far too heavy duty for the home workshop. We had a huge one at our club which is situated in basement - they had to literally cut it up to get it out - don't know how someone got it down - dangerously though! Then somebody donated a boxford one the same.

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2013, 09:10:28 AM »
The Douglas cost me Au$1000 + Au$200 for a single phase motor almost 12 years ago and I was well satisfied with that - and have never regretted it.
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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2013, 09:12:29 AM »
Nick: I hope you generously went back and acquired that hand shaper you were telling me about when you visited  ;)

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2013, 09:46:28 AM »
A shaper is quite useless!
I do have three (well, one sold and waiting to be picked up).


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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2013, 09:59:49 AM »
I don't think that NickG needs to earn money from his shaper  ;) It is more an opportunity to provide machining opportunities that he may have otherwise struggled with.

Pleased to hear that you felt the need to invest in three in the past, I only have two: an Elliot 10M and an Adept 1. Most of the time they lie unused but then sometimes they are the only thing that can do the job  :pinkelephant:.

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