|Project by Schwieb||posted 09-26-2011 03:15 AM||3214 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
Lately, I have been spending time reorganizing the shop and it always happens that distractions occur. Maybe it’s old age but I find one thing leads to another and I suddenly receive my round TUIT and take time out from the original mission and make something because it is part of the plan. (ULTIMATELY) Shop organzation, you know?
I can’t imagine being without a shaper, although with the addition of a router cabinet and the availability of good cutters in every imaginable profile, has made it less important. Except, that I already have a lot of shaper cutters and don’t really want to replace what I have that work just fine.
I bought this small Delta shaper for $175 with a bunch of cutters from a guy on Craig’s list awhile back. I couldn’t pass it up. I found the top just too small for some of the work I did; it needed a better fence; and a dust collecting method. It also had an open space it the base. I decided to make a top extension and upgraded fence that would use the same feather boards as the router; make a hood to connect to the vacuum system; and built a small cabinet inside the base to store cutters, tools, and accessories. I turned some knobs for the dust hood. (just couldn’t resist) The rules were to use up scrap, cutoffs, and odds and ends.
The last photo is of the shop brothers standing beside one another. The upgrade really works out very nice and I definitely think it enhances the machine’s usefullness and function.
-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.