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Forum topic by bc4393 posted 05-05-2015 02:28 PM 865 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-05-2015 02:28 PM

Just wanted to share my new toy. I was looking for a nice router table for the shop and came across an old delta homecraft shaper. A friend of dads machined it to hold an old 50s black and decker router with a nice gear driven mechanism. A coat of paint and a new fence and she’s better than new.


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#1 posted 05-05-2015 02:49 PM

Nice save and restoration.

Thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 05-05-2015 04:49 PM

That looks totally awesome!

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#3 posted 05-05-2015 06:46 PM

NICE! Looks like it’s always been a router table!

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#4 posted 05-06-2015 02:24 AM

Wow, and here I thought I did well refurbing some c-clamps with the electrolysis method and some paint. (Laughing)

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#5 posted 05-06-2015 05:45 AM

Neat. I’ve never seen a shaper that small.

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#6 posted 05-06-2015 05:57 AM

Cool restore. Here is the catalog entry for that shaper from the 1949 Homecraft catalog:

It originally had the motor hanging off the back and was belt driven. Note the specification says overall height is only a bit over 7 inches, which is pretty compact!

Cheers,
Brad

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