well since i cant sleep i will post some pictures of the 1st two pattern i made for the shaper, i hope to get them cast next week some time, the 1st.

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Truth comes in two formats: The gears are from an old motorcycle engine. Patterns always look interesting, but what does a metal shaper? Tomorrow I will cast a gear or two to change mine over to gear drive.

Gingery Metal Shaper

The major modifications i did from the original design was changing it over from a chain drive to a gear drive. Snaper cutter does it have? I didn’t know splines and dovetails were called that way, even though I’ve seen many times.

However the photos and explanations apply to whether you build the Shaper a’la Gingery or modify it or use other machine ry. A lot of filing and scraping of the gungery is required to get a ginfery fit with the rotating head. Had the same kind of tool holder and everything. I found that trying to find what I need and then make it work with what I have, is more trouble than designing what I want and doing it. He then used the lathe to get the end of the ram perpendicular to the ways, but unless the core is exactly parallel to the ram ways, the end of the ram and the hole created by the core are not perpendicular.


Forum Metal fabrication work Machines and manual machining building the Gingery shaper. They were usually ground different. All in all, it was an awesome project and a great way to learn about how to design functional things with minimal tooling. Both gentlemen used commercial lathe s and mill s shapdr the construction and both made useful and intelligent modifications.

Gingery Metal Shaper Author: Never heard of it before but I like full metal machines whatever they make 8. He set out to build his own metal working shop from scratch using nothing but common hand tools. I fully intend to adopt modifications and suggestions from both sites in my Shaper and have started my own drawings and plans to take into account the variations.

If ya cant cast it, Forge it RSS http: It was pretty awesome albeit dangerous. Building the Shaper Step-by-Step. I was lucky enough to have access to a full sized milling machine sha;er teh time to do the critical spacing of the holes.


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building the Gingery shaper

Thanks for posting this! Casting your own metal parts is an extremely powerful capability. Pretty simple yet useful. It works by holding a toolbit in a holder attached to a ram.

Someone else chime in with more. This project is project number 3 and comes after you have built your own metal casting foundryand metal lathe. Based on dhaper 1. Im keen to see the finished parts.

I got bored when it came to the final tuning of it, but its been about 12yrs since I made it and i still cant bring myself to sell it or give it away lol. And the Gingery build is just as intriguing.

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