Finally started the restoration of my shaper. A four footed 1948 Delta HD cabinet. It's one a owner and been in storage for close to 2 years (thats 20 years). It's a sad looking puppy but it is very original. I didn't take a photo but it still had the warranty tag from Young & Vann that sold the machine new.
It's mechanically in pretty good shape. I plugged it up and the original R/I motor just jumped to life. Forward and reverse worked but the list mechanism is very tight. I hear some noise from the bearings too. But I guess 58 year old bearings should be a bit noisy.
Tonight I just started taking it apart. not much to really talk about so will just post the photos. Depending on whether I get any work this week I am hoping to have it ready to go back together this weekend. But that may be optimistic too.