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    Shaper

    I have passed up dozens of shapers when I wasn't looking for one, and now I have decided I want one...so, I am not looking for a 7 inch SB or Ammaco....they are great, I am sure, but what I want is a 14 or 16 inch tool room shaper, if anyone has one they want to re-home. Thanks!
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    Oklahoma!

    Thanks Steve! Back in the day I owned a machine shop complete with a 5 inch HBM, A 48 inch VBM, and about every tool you could ask for, and alas, when I sold out, I never imagined I would want to do it again, but here I am. Funny thing is, when it was a job, I didn't want to do anything that...
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    Oklahoma!

    Jay Ladwig, Hennessey, Oklahoma. I am a general contractor with a past life as an aircraft mechanic, and until the early 90s, oil foeld machine shops. Built a Stuart #1 in tech school in the 70s, and been putting together a machine shop again for a little PM work, and play...I enjoy engines...
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    Stuart No 4 Engine

    I have to say, one of the best things about being a machinist is learning from others. I built a Stuart #1 in 1977, when I was in trade school, and I wrecked the crank,,,tried to make offset clamps to run it between centers per my instructor..and then did it 2 more times from bar stock, before...
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