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Forum topic by tjmouser posted 08-17-2013 08:53 PM 1729 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-17-2013 08:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shaper rockwell shaper delta shaper spindle shaper commercial grade shaper wood shaper

Howdy Folks! Okay; so it’s been almost three years since I’ve visited with you, but at the time I joined up with Lumberjocks, I pretty had nothing of my own of any particular interest to others to offer or say. Well, maybe now I do.

When I first joined Lumberjocks, I was just beginning to collect tools with the ultimate goal of putting together a commercial (old school, like the one I apprenticed in) cabinet shop. I now have plenty of tools, and have had the pleasure of taking on numerous jobs for pay. However, as time marched on, over and over again I noted I am missing one piece of critical equipment: A full-base wood (spindle) shaper. In the shop I apprenticed in, the shaper we had was a Rockwell-Delta that we obtained for around $1,200 (back in 1977). I’m now reaching out and asking if any of you might be able to help me out. Bottom line is, is that I NEED a shaper! And if I’m able to find a power feeder that would work on the shaper, then all the more thanks.

I have had occasion to use my fairly nice router table, but as most of you know, most router tables are not stable- nor powerful enough to perform the really tough jobs.

Now, with gas prices the way they are (and we’re all feeling the pinch, am I right?), I figure I’m able to go as far south as Grants Pass, Oregon or as far north as Eugene-Springfield, Oregon to pick up a good shaper. And, as a disabled vet living primarily on a fixed disability pension (though trying real hard to bust out of the dole and butter my own bread), I feel I can comfortably afford paying around $400, though that would be negotiable.

Ya’ll may reach me at home at 541-637-0436 or on my cell at 503-863-6694. My name is Ted, and the name of my new cabinet shop is A&M Fine.

I would truly, genuinely appreciate your help in setting me up.

Thanks!


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#1 posted 08-17-2013 10:23 PM

Check out the forums on OWWM.org – it’s a machinery
collector’s site and shapers are one of those things that
get collected in multiples and consume storage space.

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