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Thread: Next ol' iron..1945 Craftsman/Atlas shaper ***At Home***

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    Next ol' iron..1945 Craftsman/Atlas shaper ***At Home***

    There's been a few threads about shapers/routers lately, and I've been wanting a shaper but the price is stiff! Surfing around craigslist for electric motors, and I found this...

    Craftsman shaper manufactured by Atlas Press. Made about 1945. Table is 21" x 15".

    Attachment 4995

    Pics of the same shaper on Old Woodworking Tools site.

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    More pics of my shaper, fence, spindle, cutters. There is also a motor mount that is not shown.










    All it needs is a motor and belt and it some cleaning and it's ready to go. I get it Friday for $75 delivered.

    I'm starting to like these less expensive old tools. They're fun too.
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    I think you just passed me on this slippery slope.

    And you obviously have more tools to pick from there than we do. Better watch it, your going to go over your iron quota soon!

    Jeff
    Going to check the Craiglist again.
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    Greg, you sure seem to be lucky finding that old iron...I'm impressed.
    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

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    We do have a nice variety of goodies to choose from.....
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/tls/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Cook View Post
    ...................I'm starting to like these less expensive old tools. They're fun too.
    Hey Jeff, we got another one!

    Next time someone bugs you about recycling, you just take them out to the workshop and school them on REAL recycling!!

    So.............. when do you break ground on the new workshop
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    LOL...actually, I've got to sell some stuff soon to make some room.. I'll probably get rid of my 20" Craftsman scroll saw (about 9 months old) and use my Delta.

    Also, a small drill press, and a small craftsman bandsaw will free up 2 stands. I have the Atlas and SCT presses and a 12" Delta Bandsaw I got on craigslist.

    Next to go will be my old Craftsman RAS since I have a newer, cast iron armed Delta...another craigslist score.

    I need to pack up the 4" Rockwell jointer and put away. Next will be packing the Rockwell 9" table saw. These were my Dad's and will stay with me always.

    After that, I have a small Craftsman router table that will be replaced with my Rockler table...and eventually a Norm style table/cabinet.

    I put this stand together, along with a Rigid Herc-U-Lift mobile base, for the Walker-Turner Jointer. The small bandsaw and drill press are on the same stands, so I will replace them with the Delta scroll saw and the Atlas DP...and add Herc-U-Lift bases on them too. (I have 4 left from the huge sale HD had). The stands and lifts will hold up to 300lb.






    So with selling some tools, packing up others, getting some on mobile stands...and cleaning up, I should have more room for some more iron!


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    All I can say is WOW! Greg,
    You are going to have one heck of a shop there when you are finished.

    DT

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    another nice score greg!
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Hey Jeff, we got another one!
    He's hooked! Now he is planning on selling some of the booty so he can buy more! Arn Addiction!

    Jeff
    Who is cleaning up some stuff to sell so he buy some more.
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    Way to go, Greg ! You're not only spotting the ads, but you're closing the deals. Craigslist just hasn't caught on yet in this part of the world

    Here are all the current listings from the Tools section of Craigslist Halifax:

    Blue Cotton Large Size Wiping Towels/ 50/Pack - $35

    But I'm not envious of Greg - oh no indeedy!
    All the best,
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