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Forum topic by levans posted 02-26-2012 04:25 AM 981 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-26-2012 04:25 AM

First things first, I’ve just joined and want to say hello to all and thanks for the welcome emails. Now on to the point, I just bought a very large lot of shaper knives online and there are some knives of a type I’ve never seen.They look more like a router bit than a shaper knife but without the round shaft.
It seems they would need to mount in a head of some sort. Maybe someone out there can clue me in on this one. I’m attaching one picture but have more if anyone needs them.


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#1 posted 02-26-2012 08:02 AM

There are some that mount in a molder head kinda like on a jointer or planer. The most comman type are the ones that look similar to a very large router bit with a hole bored in the middle.
The one you have pictured looks like it mounts in a head of osme sort. I have never seen one with the profile on both sides though.

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#2 posted 02-26-2012 02:51 PM

The holder would look like a shaft with a slot in it. I saw one similar in a film clip someone posted somewhere for a training school in France from maybe in the 1920’s or 1930’s.

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#3 posted 02-27-2012 05:58 PM

The slotted spindle looks like it could work with a nut to lock the cutter into the spindle. I have cutters that are from1/8” up to 3/8”, so guess I would need a spindle for each thickness. It doesn’t sound like something you could just pick up anywhere, may be time to fire up the metal lathe.

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