After installing my new Amana 962 Crown Molding Shaper Cutter in my new Shop Fox 2 hp shaper, I was pretty fired up about making some saw dust and beautiful crown. After trying several different hold down techniques I could not get a single piece of salvageable crown molding. I decided to give up for the day. Today I went out after calling Shop Fox and decided to give it a try again. The guy at Shop Fox was non commital in giving me solid adivise, but he did mention making a jig which could help.
My crown stock is 2’’ x 3/4’’. So I made a jig with that exact space inside so the stock could slide through the opening and be fully supported the length of my shaper. I clamped the top of the jig on each side of the fence, and the bottom to the shaper table. This also aided with another issue of keeping the fence from moving. I must say it was alittle bit of a bear to feed the stock through, in fact my shoulder is a little sore. But the results are good. I must say I was surprised that this technique worked. It was certainly cheaper than buying a power feeder. However this brings me to a question. Is there a better way to run this trim. I would not mind getting a power feeder in the future, but I am very naive in this area. Can u guys make some recommendations.
-- With God all things are possible. Matt 20:26