I have just recently joined this group which I found during searches for information on 6 - 8 inch Shaper machines. My search was for any information on Shaper machines in general and since I found this group I thought someone may direct me to more information on general setup and tooling. One particular item I am very interested in is a device for gear making. I have a plan for it which was created back in 1950 and although is still probably capable I thought there could be an improvement on the devices design since. The article is referred to atwith the title SHAPER-CUT, halfway down the page.
My question is, is there an improved design or similar device?
The device allows 1 single formed tool to cut accurate gears of any size from 12tooth - rack.
Regards Mal (aussie )