well since i cant sleep i will post some pictures of the 1st two pattern i made for the shaper, i hope to get them cast next week some time, the 1st.

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If the spelins rong blam the wife! However the photos and explanations apply to whether you build the Shaper a’la Gingery or modify it or use other machine ry. Similarily, for the pinion, it didnt have a way to mount it to the drive sharf, so I carefully welded a set screw collar onto the pinion face so that I could securly mount it to the shaft. So suaper cutting head goes back and forth and cuts gibgery materials. Casting your own metal parts is an extremely powerful capability.

Truth comes in two formats: I found that trying to find what I need and then make it work with what I have, is more trouble than designing what I want and doing it.

The major modifications i did from the original design was changing it over from a chain drive to a gear drive. I had yingery look the dictionary to check some words For someone like me who has difficullty in imagining a piece, they provide a much needed shortcut. They are from an old car transmission I tore apart shapwr broke in to pieces to fit into the melting pot.

I wish shaler had pictures of the foundry fired up and working with the molds and molten aluminum. And the Gingery build is just as intriguing.

He shapfr used the lathe to get the end of the ram perpendicular to the ways, but unless the core is exactly parallel to the ram ways, the end of the ram and the hole created by the core are not perpendicular. Gingery Metal Shaper Author: For me it’s like trying to find a business phone with all the businesses listed by phone number!!!! If you want a spline drive it will put the splines on it. Results 1 to 10 of The sites contain detailed photos of the patterns, the casting process, machining and assembly.


Walkthrough of my shapet Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Last Jump to page: I meant what kind of material the cutter is made of. The main gear had large holes machined in teh center and offered no place to bolt the bull wheel slide used to change the length of the stroke.

I didn’t know splines and dovetails were called that way, even though I’ve seen many times. With the same setup, flycut the end of the ram.

If you are not having fun, you are not doing it right. Mechanical assemblies attached to teh bull wheel, advance a rachet wheel every revolution and slide the table a hair each stroke.

Powered by PHP saper. I actually never really have used the machine which is sad to say.

The toolbit is also held in a clapper block, so shapee on the back stroke, the toolbit can flip up slightly and will not be dragged dhaper against the work on the return stroke. A simpler approach is to bolt the ram to the lathe carriage and with a boring tool in the lathe spindle, bore out the end of the ram cast with a slighly smaller core or drill out on the lathe.

Building the Shaper Step-by-Step. This project is project number 3 and comes after you have built your own metal casting foundryand metal lathe.


If ya cant cast it, Forge it RSS http: Tomorrow I will cast a gear or two gingerry change mine over to gear drive. Here is a video of one in action not mine The operator can set: That kind of thing.

building the Gingery shaper

Learned a lot of things in the process. As the ram moves forward and back, the toolbit scrapes and peels gnigery layers of metal by sheer brute force. Forum Metal fabrication work Machines and manual machining building the Gingery shaper.

Had the same kind of tool holder and everything. What cutter does it have?

I was lucky enough to have access to a full sized milling machine at teh time to do the critical spacing of the holes. Someone else chime in with more. Im keen to see the finished parts. It was pretty awesome albeit dangerous.

All in all, it was an awesome project and a great way to learn about how to design shaler things with minimal tooling. Patterns always look interesting, but what does a metal shaper? He set out to build his own metal working shop from scratch using nothing but common hand tools.

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Gingery Metal Shaper

Pretty simple yet useful. Never heard of it before but I like full metal machines whatever they make 8. HSS or what ever they need to be made out of suaper the job at hand.