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Offline tel

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2013, 10:13:43 AM »
A shaper is quite useless!
I do have three (well, one sold and waiting to be picked up).


"You can do everything on a shaper, except earn money"




Nick

Is this German for 'Very useful indeed'? As I said, I've never regretted buying mine and it is capable of an astounding range of jobs if you think things through beforehand.
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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2013, 11:02:06 AM »
Jo, i forgot about that until the other day! I'd have to buy it back now ha, there was also a small lathe which was quite sturdy but would have taken a lot of work to get right.

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2013, 01:38:57 PM »
Have just been looking in a manual i found and it seems the table has a spigot hole in it, this could mean the vice doesnt have a rotating base but a spigot that fits into the hole and it clamped directly to the table.

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2013, 01:49:29 PM »
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Is this German for 'Very useful indeed'?


You get this if you translate Bavarian to Australian back and forth 10 times. The end result is truth with tongue in cheek.


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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2013, 02:08:31 PM »
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Is this German for 'Very useful indeed'?


You get this if you translate Bavarian to Australian back and forth 10 times. The end result is truth with tongue in cheek.


Nick

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2013, 09:11:04 PM »
A shaper is quite useless!
I do have three (well, one sold and waiting to be picked up).


"You can do everything on a shaper, except earn money"

Nick

Hi Nick,

Your scraping education is world class but if the above is truly your opinion then the same cannot be said about your knowledge of machine tools. Or in Oztral'n...........beats the crap out of filing.

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2013, 09:59:37 PM »
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Is this German for 'Very useful indeed'?


You get this if you translate Bavarian to Australian back and forth 10 times. The end result is truth with tongue in cheek.


Nick

 :lolb: Thought it must be something like that!
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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2013, 10:58:29 PM »
Well I for one would like to have a small version. Haven't used one since school. The one we had I guess was quite large. I remember some of the guys cranking it to full stoke and max SPM and riding the ram like a bull. BLindsey, you know the types I'm talking about. Nope weren't me, I had real horses to ride.

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2013, 11:37:34 PM »
My pride and joy!
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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2013, 12:02:38 AM »
Nice shaper, Tel. Love one myself. Are you trying to be a good ol' boy in that hat? Quite becoming though.

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2013, 06:28:15 AM »
Are you trying to be a good ol' boy in that hat? Quite becoming though.

Mayhap "good" is one word too many.

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #41 on: August 02, 2013, 08:53:38 AM »
 >:( The Sarf will rahz agin!
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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #42 on: August 02, 2013, 09:45:20 AM »
What, Tasmania?

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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #43 on: August 02, 2013, 09:54:48 AM »
Nah, Antarctica - bring firewood!
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Re: Boxford Shaper worth it?!
« Reply #44 on: August 02, 2013, 09:59:10 AM »
Mine isn't as pretty as yours Tel  ;) it has to sit out in the main garage and gets damp  :-\

But it has a friend  ;D

Jo
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