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    Default hand shaper

    hi
    does anyone know of a hand shaper for sale or someone who wants to sell one, i know its along shot
    and a big ask and it will cost me a mint for freight, but i can"t get one in perth or wa for that matter
    regards steve

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    Hi Steve,

    I have a Drummond that has been on my 'to be finished' list since Gough Whitlam was PM.
    Selling it has been on my mind, so PM me if you think that transport to Perth would be do-able.

    Cheers,
    Bill

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    Bill you need to post some photos for us all.


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    Will do - when I have unpacked all the bits and put it together, which will take 'some time' and a round tuit which I am hoping to get from Santa this year.
    Cheers,
    Bill

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    ... some time indeed. Some photos:

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    I believe this was built around 1925, and I acquired it in '72 or '73. No vice unfortunately, and probably long gone when the Drummond came to me. The table carried a rusty work fixture with a last workpiece still in place: a steel washer about 3/4" diameter on which the shaper had been used to cut a shallow slot approx 1/16" wide across the face. That fixture looked to have been there for a long time. The table was not moved to cut the groove - cutting was all done by tool slide downfeed.

    The slides are generally in good condition for age, with original scraping marks faintly visible on the table slides, and the tool slide operating smoothly over its diminutive travel. However the ram slides were worn out: very sloppy with the ram retracted (tool over the middle of the table for washer grooving), but too tight with the ram extended forwards - you really notice this with a hand shaper because only a little tightening of the ram gibs kills the human arm working the lever. So before I could to get any use out of it, I was off to Grout and Darlington in Marrickville to have the ram slides ground, and when I picked it up they gave me a scrap of thin Turcite to glue to the new surfaces. Around that time work and life intervened, adding the Drummond to my long term to-do list. I think it's off that list now.

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    The shaper has no serial number, but quite a few of the parts are stamped '790'.
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    Bill

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    That’s a Georgeous little machine.


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    I can now walk tall knowing that 44 years is a reasonable time to get around to a job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamestllama View Post
    I can now walk tall knowing that 44 years is a reasonable time to get around to a job.
    Delighted to assist.
    Cheers,
    Bill

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    Now I am keen to know if shaper07 is going to buy?

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    That's a tidy looking little machine.

    If it is for sale and shaper07 has lost interest then I'd definitely put my hand up.

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    Thanks for your interest guys.
    I have not yet decided to sell the Drummond shaper, but if I do it will be posted it in the Market Place.
    Cheers,
    Bill

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    What's the size, weight approximately of the Drummond shaper, please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WCD View Post
    Thanks for your interest guys.
    I have not yet decided to sell the Drummond shaper, but if I do it will be posted it in the Market Place.
    Cheers,
    Bill
    Decided yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamestllama View Post
    Decided yet?
    Yes, I will put it up soon.
    Bill

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