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10-25-2010 12:41 PM

POITRAS SHAPER & HEADS- NEED THEM GONE - 1 reply

Hi there; I have a Poitras shaper & cabinet door making heads that I need to sell. It’s a great set-up that has served me well. Unfortunately my new house doesn’t allow me to have anything that doesn’t hide in a corner. It’s solid cast & 3/4” spindle, 220V Leeson, 1.5 HP. There’s a custom Royce H...

06-10-2008 01:37 AM

The beast is home! - 11 replies

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn60/matterf150/crib002.jpg Here’s the newest addition to the Cambridge Construction Co. family. She cost about $1 per lb. ($1000) Not made any more, but a sweet machine

05-22-2008 12:59 AM

The new beast - 3 replies

The deal was sealed last night. I got a Poitras shaper- made in Canada! (Now owned by General) It is in such good condition that the original machine & polishing marks are on the bed. 1930’s technology makes a beautiful machine. I will post pic’s as soon as my business partner gives me back my camera. Picking her up tomo...

03-19-2008 01:26 PM

Woodworker's dream veneer - 7 replies

Monday I went to A&M for some white oak veneer. A big rack of clearance veneers caught my eye. I found a flitch of 20” wide, 10’ long curly black walnut. I figured it would be too expensive- I was wrong. The owner was there, I pulled out one piece, and asked him for some tape to wrap it up. It had a small tear in it, so he ...

01-31-2008 11:50 PM

High Chair dillemma - 2 replies

Are there any woodworkers out there with a high chair in the house? I need the height from floor to seat, and seat to table(?) I have a pregnant wife, and no clue. Thanks for the welcomes! Great community!


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