Metal shaper

Where can I find an old 12 inch or larger metal shaper for cheap?
There has got to be one sitting in some old shop corner, unwanted, and
taking up precious space! I am in Orange County, California.
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trg-s338
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Which of the olden day shapers had the most desireable features and functionality? I've noted a few people mention Sheldon 12 inch. Any others? And why would you say so?
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Nick
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Nick Müller
Ive access to a nice, very nice Cinninati you can get for $500, or a Gearhart Owens for the same price.
Both are 36"
How thick is your slab?
If I were going after another shaper (I have currently a 8" Logan, having sold the 14" Flather for $300), Id go for a 12" Sheldon.
This guy, up in Lynwood, usually has shapers. Including Sheldons. Call, as he adverts mostly wood working equipment, but has a shitload of metalworking stuff
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Now how much space do you have? A nice Rockford hydraulic would be nice to have. Say...24"
Gunner, who services machine shops in OC.
"Pax Americana is a philosophy. Hardly an empire. Making sure other people play nice and dont kill each other (and us) off in job lots is hardly empire building, particularly when you give them self determination under "play nice" rules.
Think of it as having your older brother knock the shit out of you for torturing the cat." Gunner
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Gunner
Thanks for the lead. I will contact these guys and see what's available and for how much. You say you have access to a Cinncinat or Gearhart Owen? I'll post for further info if your first lead doesn't happen. My slab is 4 inches but I can custom pour the proper thickness into the shop I am building in the back yard to get my machining tools out of the garage (make the Mrs. happy). What are your thoughts on the support slab to machines this large. I am thinking one ton in weight, or is that even close?
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My Cincinnati 24" weighs 3 tons. It is a standard duty, not a "heavy duty". It distributes the load over quite a lot of floor: maybe 6' x 2 1/2' or so?
If you have room, and can get it moved, take it. They are pretty neat. Weight doesn't mean that much to the right truck and moving equipment, if you take your time. Don't ask me about the results of rushing :-( Thankfully, for the big shaper we took our time. Brought it up from Detroit, got very funny looks from Canadian Customs when I said it was for "personal use". No real hassles, though.
Adam Smith Midland, ON
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Sounds a little light for the 36". The 36" Smith Hall I was running weighed 10,500 lbs.
I think the Cincy is beefier.
Still interested?
The Gearheart Owens is about 2/3 the size in footprint.
Both are located in Taft, California, 35 miles west of Bakersfield.
There is a nice Rockford 14", that I may..may be able to get. Its got a 1952 Dodge 3 speed slushbox on it for changing ram speed.
Gunner
"Pax Americana is a philosophy. Hardly an empire. Making sure other people play nice and dont kill each other (and us) off in job lots is hardly empire building, particularly when you give them self determination under "play nice" rules.
Think of it as having your older brother knock the shit out of you for torturing the cat." Gunner
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Gunner

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