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unbob

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12-06-2014 07:52 AM

I found this on CL for $700 with some cutters. It is a somewhat unusual woodworking machine from Japan, I think from the 1960s. Very heavy machine at 1800lbs, but has fine adjustments.
Any others out there?


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#1 posted 12-06-2014 07:45 PM

It definitely looks high quality. If you have a need for such a machine, I would buy it.

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unbob

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#2 posted 12-06-2014 08:12 PM

More or less excessive compulsive disorder from trying to get near perfect lock miter joints, I am where I want to be there-rapid set up, with ease of adjustment for varied thicknesses.
I use the router table a lot, I needed to run bigger cutters for some glue joints and not cook the router, also get better fits and finish on thicker pieces.

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#3 posted 12-06-2014 10:03 PM

Really impressive and not expensive for what you bought.Have fun safely.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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unbob

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#4 posted 12-07-2014 07:03 AM

Prices on machines anymore is from free “please haul it away” to stupid high. The CL can be the great equalizer to having to buy a machine from a dealer. A lot of machines like this go to scrap now days.
I am used to moving heavy machines, I dismantled this one and re-assembled it in my basement workshop. That would be hard for someone doing something crazy like that for the first time. So, the heavier shapers go cheap.

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unbob

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#5 posted 06-30-2015 08:54 PM

I read about a machine type user that rigged the same “set up here” to rip saw strips of ebony and other hard woods from as thin to 1/16” at around 1/2” deep. I found this works well to a pretty high accuracy, and getting a good cut finish-no splitting.
Pretty much the wood is trapped in the slot in the sliding fixture, and run across the 5 1/2” Freud hand saw blade- arbor hole enlarged to fit shaper spindle. And run at 8000 rpms.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#6 posted 06-30-2015 09:34 PM

Looks like a top quality machine. Have newer seen one wiht that type of spindle support before.
Great buy!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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unbob

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#7 posted 07-01-2015 05:53 AM

Yes, this is an odd machine, “Boeing surplus”.
The spindle is none changeable- 1 1/4”, the overhead support needs to be used full time due to spindle length. It can hold a cutter 7 1/2” above the table, or one that tall. All class 7 bearings in the spindle system, with circulating oil.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#8 posted 07-01-2015 06:52 AM

Looks like it could be made for operations like this one: http://www.owwm.net/?p=1055

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#9 posted 07-01-2015 10:58 AM

Buy it.

There is nothing more to say about this. Case closed.

You arent at Boeing yet, Sillypants?

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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