Build a Small Metal Shaper Plans
These plans are for a manual metal shaper.
A metal shaper is indispensable for
certain machining operations where
flat surfaces must be produced within very
close limits, such as machining flats on castings,
cutting keyways, rabbets and grooves
and reducing the thickness of stock to a
This one has a 3-in.
stroke, is manually operated and has been
especially designed to reduce machine operations
in the construction to the minimum.
Cold-rolled-steel flats and squares
are utilized for nearly all operating parts
and the frame and base.
These parts you
can purchase cut to size with "store" edges
at a very reasonable cost per piece. Joining
edges and flat surfaces can be finished by
hand to remove saw or flame marks and
square the surfaces for fitting.
How to Build a Manual Metal Shaper Plans
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