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I recently acquired a new shaper (and a quest machine). It’s a Baxter Whitney No. 89. This is the largest of the single spindle Whitney shapers. These machines have huge tables and are bullet proof. I already own one No. 89, but this one is… well… special… What’s really unique about this machine is the overhead […]

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Pierre Benite Shaper

I found this shaper through a craigslist advert in Belaire, Texas last summer. I purchased the machine sight-unseen as part of a package deal with a Wadkin PK sliding table saw. I had both machines shipped via common carrier from Texas to New Jersey. The total freight bill for both machines was $402 (inclusive of insurance). I […]

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What’s wrong with this picture?

I found this Wadkin EP shaper on e-bay this morning. Interestingly, the table appears to have been rotated 90 degrees counter clockwise. This basically moves the operator position to the right side of the shaper. I’m trying to figure out why you’d do this. The shaper on the left is the machine in question. The […]

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Barry: I think we should buy all those Peerless sanders

ok. Which one do you want?

Barry: I’ll buy the cheap ones, you take the rest

IRS recently hosted the liquidation auction of Eureka Manufacturing Company in Norton Ma. Eureka was a producer of wooden boxes, cases, chests, etc for silverware & jewelry. There were alot of really nice old machines in this sale, including a number of Peerless horizontal & vertical sanders.

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