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Thread: Trying out my Dad's now my Davis & Wells shaper.

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    Trying out my Dad's now my Davis & Wells shaper.

    Here are some pictures of trial runs on the old Davis & Wells shaper run in pine to learn how to set it up for making frame & panel doors. This is the first time I've had this machine set up since I got it from Dad. Runs & makes the cut in one pass no problem.

    I sure makes a mess I see a DC correction happening soon.
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    Last edited by Bart Leetch; 11-12-2007 at 06:23 AM.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
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    Lucky you to have a shaper rather than a router table... Back in the teaching day we had shapers and they were the "Cats Meow" Depending on the spindle size. http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/ has pretty good pricing and products in Cutter heads.

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    Cool

    Looks like it made some nice crisp, clean cuts Bart

    I'll bet the ol man would be tickled to know you're using it and it still works so good
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    Very nice Bart

    Just goes to show you, oldies can be goodies.

    DT

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    Nice post Bart! I have a shaper in my euro combo machine but, I've not used it yet. Two reasons for this; 1) I'm intimidated by it (3hp of hig speed cutting edges) and 2) tooling up with the various cutter heads is not an inexpensive deal. However, I plan to get a few cutters that would be most used and give it a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bergstrom View Post
    Looks like it made some nice crisp, clean cuts Bart

    I'll bet the ol man would be tickled to know you're using it and it still works so good
    Well Jim Dad does know I am using it to make doors for a cabinet for him. I had to talk with Dad last evening to help figure out which cutters went together to make the right profile.


    Chris I also have a smaller Craftsman shaper that was my Dad's. And a router table in the wing of my Unisaw.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    Sorry Bart, I meant to say "I bet he "is" tickled to see his old machine still doing a great job..."
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