Turned out to be a 12" Vernon. At that price, I couldn't resist. It's going to
be a bear to get out of there, though. Probably take me a whole day. A 12"
shaper with variable speed motor and swivel vise seems to me to be about optimal
for a home shop. It's only a little bigger than my old Atlas 7" shaper, but much
Actually, it might be an 11" shaper, I don't know yet. It'll be awhile before I
get another look at it, either.
Boy, for an old man, you sure do move fast! You seemed to have read the
first posting and looked at the shaper, and posted a response in only
an hour and a quarter. Must have been a HELL of a bargin. The listing
was gone when I checked.
Let us know the rest of the story when it happens.
Grant Erwin wrote:
Well, I sort of won the race to get there. It's the advantage of being my own
boss, and having a big fast motorcycle to knife through morning rush hour
traffic. Seller told me 18 other people called within 15 minutes after I did, he
was a tad regretful he didn't do a little more homework on pricing. He has a
humongous amount of machine tools to get rid of. Anyone got an idea how much a
huge old Brown & Sharpe horizontal mill with a pile of arbors, spacers, cutters
and vises might be worth? He also has a Cincinnati No. 2 tool & cutter grinder,
a heat treating oven, 2 lathes, a hydraulic surface grinder, and a bunch of
woodworking tools. Everything's old, filthy, and covered with things like bent
On Tue, 12 Sep 2006 15:36:56 -0700, with neither quill nor qualm,
I hear that. I've been carrying around the horizontal mill in my truck
for 5 weeks now and finally got down to the metalmongers and picked up
a stick of angle arn yesterday. Price for a 20' stick of 1-1/2" x
3/16" angle was $29.30. <thud> I can at least build a stand for it
"Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free
than Christianity has made them good." --H. L. Mencken
Aw, it's just an old joke. Down by Seattle University for many years (might
still be there) was an ancient truck scale and my buddies and I used to tease
each other when we drove by it, saying "You gotta haul your wife down here to
weigh her yet?" Pretty mean-spirited, but we kept it "in the family" and we sure
found it funny ..
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