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  1. #1
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    New shaper today

    Hi Guys n' Gals,
    I got a pleasant surprise call today. A friend went to an auction at one of Honolulu's oldest Delta dealers that was closing its doors after over 50 years. He bought me a "Brand New" old-stock Delta 43-122 shaper, still in the box. (well, what was left of the box that is.) Pictures attached. (It did happen) I don't have a place for it yet so it will stay in pieces for a while. More to follow. Oh yeah, it cost me $200.
    Aloha, Tony
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    Cool you hawaiins

    get all the good deals save suma them fer us mainlanders
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    New shaper today

    I know, Larry,

    I have been in that same store, (big as most big box stores) and I know what they had. I didn't get to attend the auction but I know plenty people got bargains. I was told of one guy who bought the entire displayed stock of stainless fastners (probably 7 or 8 shelves high by about 30 ft long, loaded, #8 to 1 in. & larger, screws, nuts, bolts, washers, lags, etc.) for $1000.

    I was glad to get what I did, thanks to my friend.

    Tony
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    "Time flies like..... an arrow,,,Fruit flies like..... a banana." Groucho Marx

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    What a deal Tony! I did a quick search and sure did not see anything even comming close to what you paid. It looks like that the 122s are one hp. Is that correct? In any case, it is bound to be one of the first class American made motors.

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    New shaper today

    Allen, (Hmm, that's the name of me friend who bought this shaper for me) I haven't even opened the motor package yet and didn't look to see if it was made in the US. I would suspect probably so, because everything else I looked at was marked so. I opened the document folder this morning and it is a 1 hp. Should be enough for what I'm going to do. I won't push any production through it though.
    Aloha, Tony
    "You got to learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all yourself". (Author unknown)

    "Time flies like..... an arrow,,,Fruit flies like..... a banana." Groucho Marx

    Ah,,,to live in Paradise!

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    New shaper today

    Well, I assembled the shaper today. It's a nice machine. I found one little problem. The tapered locknut that holds the spindle in place was not threaded correctly. I have to re-tap it or make a new one. Here's a few new pictures of the progress.
    "You got to learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all yourself". (Author unknown)

    "Time flies like..... an arrow,,,Fruit flies like..... a banana." Groucho Marx

    Ah,,,to live in Paradise!

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    Tony,

    Nice Score!

    Can't beat a Delta Shaper for $200 !
    We create with our hands in wood what our mind sees in thought.
    Disclosure: Formerly was a part-time sales person & instructor at WoodCraft in Buffalo, NY.
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