It's finally arrived! The new-to-me Alba 1A Shaper. This is my little restoration project that I plan to beetle away at over the coming months. Its not going to be a fast project as I also have to completely reorganise my home shop to make way for a new Lathe. I decided to take the plunge and do the garage workshop as I should have done it not the compromise it currently was. Anyway, some pics of the little lady as she is, coming home for the first time. I have seen her running. She could be just cleaned up for rust and ready to rock but I want to do a good a paint job as well. Maybe a nice classic machine grey. Something not so dark looking but shiny and "classic". Any advice on these machines gratefully received. General overview pics - while there is obviously rusty and some crappy paint things are not looking too bad. The table box is very clean with no dings. Even have the original handle and feed ratchet system. All the knobs are in place and none of the plastic parts have been broken or damaged.