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Shaper...you guys are killing me
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Old 08-21-2015, 07:35 AM
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:44 PM
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A shaper is what I used when we had to make jaws for our trade school vice way back in 1958, so just find a small shaper.
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Old 08-24-2015, 01:20 PM
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I did the one flute wonder tap as a grooving tool. I had some issues holding it as I did not have a toolmakers vice, only a drill press vice. Have one on the way for the next time.
Im pretty happy with how they turned out.
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Dang, that does look like a brutal setup to work with.
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I have to say, Cav...you must be a relative to Rube Goldburg.
A 50 buck tap has the shit ground out of it for a one off job, and a 20 buck flycutter would have done it with ease.

All that said, I'm not one to throw stones because I have done similar things to work with what I had. You probably have 4 spare Butterfield 5/8 taps in your drawer, I know I do.

Edit--rereading that, you used a single thread endmill, not ground out of a common tap.
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I have to say, Cav...you must be a relative to Rube Goldburg.
A 50 buck tap has the shit ground out of it for a one off job, and a 20 buck flycutter would have done it with ease.

All that said, I'm not one to throw stones because I have done similar things to work with what I had. You probably have 4 spare Butterfield 5/8 taps in your drawer, I know I do.

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At times the most simple approach turns into a complicated mess. Yes I did mangle a tap for a one off job, but your right I have a whole drawer full of them. Benefits of auction small lots!
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Aww shoot. I had the perfect tool, to make a tool, to make a tool job for ya' but, ya' done finished it already.

go to www.vintage projects.com

Under machine shop projects, click on welding and metals. There's a neat little hand operated shaper that would be perfect for a job like that!

I often thought it would be good for hurry-up jobs where you didn't want to spend half the day setting something up in the mill. Four pieces, probably not so much.

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Aww shoot. I had the perfect tool, to make a tool, to make a tool job for ya' but, ya' done finished it already.

go to www.vintage projects.com

Under machine shop projects, click on welding and metals. There's a neat little hand operated shaper that would be perfect for a job like that!
Dave, I think you kinda missed your target with your link so I dug this out.
That would indeed be a heck of a lot of work for a project like Cav's.
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Cool plans...I did contemplate, very briefly I might add, calling up a associate that has a BP shaper attachment just collecting dust
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