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Building the Gingery Shaper

One has to be asking why I would build Gingery's Shaper. Especially since I never finished the Gingery Lathe. Well that is a fair question, and the short answer is, I have a hard time getting motivated building a lathe that is about the same size as the one I already own. Not to mention, I still have the chore of finishing scraping that last of the bed true. Heck, I don't even know with all that I have in the fire right now that building the shaper will ever hope to get completed. Geesh, I am not even been good about keeping the web site up to date with stuff I have got done. For example, my workshop is MUCH further along than the website would lead you to believe. Oh, well.... Onward.....

The metal shaper is the third book in the series of building your metal shop from scratch. Many say that the shaper is an obsolete tool, but I love the sound that the clapper block makes on the return stroke. Besides, i don't have to please anyone but me. If you are interested, you can follow along in my experience. Maybe I will actually learn something, maybe I can even give a little knowledge. We will see. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line. I will answer when I can. :-)