I mean literally – I got the shaper to work :). I guess that would constitute as a tool gloat, although I’m not much of a gloater, I just like getting things done. I got this shaper off of CL a couple of weeks ago just because it was too good of a deal to pass up. I contacted the seller, and told them my budget which was lower than their posted price, and they agreed to my offer – I was psyched! I’ll probably set it up with some 3/4 bore cutters for cope-stile at some point when a project needs it (not planing on getting any cutters unless they have an immediate use), but for now I may just use it for router bits, perhaps set it up with a dedicated round over. When I got it, it was setup for 220 and running nicely. I just got a 110 plug for it, and did the rewiring, and voila, it’s back up and running (I don’t have 220 in my garage). I still need to clean up the top (has a bit of light surface rust) and setup duct collection for it somehow, but it’s working nicely – hums like a baby tiger:
Does Anyone have a shaper hooked up to DC? how is it setup? from the top? from the bottom? any pics? curious…
I was also able to finalize the duct for the DC. all the pipes are cut to length, and at the moment are just held by friction, and secured to the beams/walls which keeps it from pulling apart, or moving anywhere.
DC Suction at the far point (TS port) doesn’t seem to have lost much potency compared to the 10ft flex hose I used previously which is good news.
The LV blast gates (4”) although closely matched the 4” ASTM2729 pipes still had a gap that had to be filled. I used painters tape to wrap around the blast gate as it has some thickness to it, and will not leave glue residue if I need to take it off in the future. I wrapped the tape 17 times to get a nice snug fit that would keep the blast gate held tight by friction. once I give the setup some practice and work, and I’m satisfied with the locations and directions of the blast gates, I’ll lock them in better with some silicone.
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