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    Default Home made shaper

    Quote Originally Posted by bwal74 View Post
    Hey ben - thanks for posting that.

    Wow ! I am impressed - how many hours would it take an experienced person to make that with a 7" lathe and a drill press ?

    In 5 years time I'd like to be able to look at something like that and say to myself "Oh yeah ................ X hours and Y dollars for materials"

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    I would love to have the time and ability to make something like that. Even if you didn't use it or sell it, you could look at it with pride knowing what you did.

    My little cannons don't compare but will have to do until my kids grow up.

    Ben.

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    Looks a really nice well executed job, I wonder where he got the plans from?? Looks like a lot of brass castings. I wouldn't mind having a try, MS not brass, after I finish my Bonelle!!!
    Kryn

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    I have plans somewhere it was in popular mechanics.
    BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

    Andre

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    Thanks Welder, if you happen to find it, I wouldn't mind a copy either electronic or snail mail.
    Regards
    Kryn

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    Just got an email back from this guy, $500 is as low as he would go. At that price I could have bought an Adept powered unit. What do you thing is a fair price is???
    Kryn

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBs PensNmore View Post
    Just got an email back from this guy, $500 is as low as he would go. At that price I could have bought an Adept powered unit. What do you thing is a fair price is???
    Kryn

    Is the maker selling the shaper or is it now in the hands of a subsequent owner?

    If its the maker selling, then out of respect for his or her workmanship I wouldn't haggle, I would either pay the asking price or decline.

    Apart from that, and ignoring the cool factor, $500 is too much for a not very practical shaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBs PensNmore View Post
    Just got an email back from this guy, $500 is as low as he would go. At that price I could have bought an Adept powered unit. What do you thing is a fair price is???
    Kryn
    No idea what a fair price is, fair is one of those interesting words that mean something different to everyone.

    I can say with total certainty that I'd never pay anything like $500 for that. It may well be superbly built and a labour of love, but neither of those factors make the slightest difference to its ability to quickly & accurately remove metal, compared to other machines one could buy for the same money.

    There was a really neat shaper home-built by someone in Victoria 20 odd years ago and written up in Projects In Metal. I've long since given all my copies away but it was a lot more impressive machine than this one, more a Gingery shaper on steroids.

    PDW

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    That looks great.

    I've seen hand powered Adept shapers going for up to $400 in terrible condition, i.e. needing restoration. Several times. One place in Melbourne wants $750 for one, although it looks quite okay. Has a drill press vice on it from memory though. So is $550 too much? Personally, I wouldn't pay anywhere near that for what is a limited machine. On the other hand, you could look at it as a piece of artwork, and what is that worth? I'm just thinking about the amount of time and effort that has been put in to it.

    Thank you for posting it.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob ward View Post
    Is the maker selling the shaper or is it now in the hands of a subsequent owner?

    If its the maker selling, then out of respect for his or her workmanship I wouldn't haggle, I would either pay the asking price or decline.

    Apart from that, and ignoring the cool factor, $500 is too much for a not very practical shaper.

    The way I read it, is that it was made by a previous owner!!
    Kryn

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    this looks something like the one on gum tree, but is vertical in operation

    Build a Manual Metal Shaper Plans

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