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Old July 24, 2013, 06:56 PM   #5
Dixie Gunsmithing
Join Date: April 27, 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,923

I highly doubt some of the younger ones know what a shaper is! We're getting too old.

I used to help out at a friend of mines machine shop, when he would get backed up, and he had a Cincinnati floor shaper there, which I ran a good number of times. I made a set of lathe chuck jaws on it once. Had a few old Bullard VTL's there too, that was converted from steam belt to electric.

Anyhow, for the size of this little machine, I thought it might be ideal for gun parts, since its a combination mill.
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