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Forum topic by Bill Berklich posted 09-21-2019 08:01 PM 346 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bill Berklich

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09-21-2019 08:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: restoration shaper craftsman refurbishing router vintage

I was digging through the barn this morning and uncovered a 1949 Craftsman Shaper made by King Seeley Ypsilanti Michigan. The old girl is in pretty rough shape but I think that I might be able to bring her back.

If anyone has any insight on a restoration let me know.

-- Bill - Rochester MI


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#1 posted 09-21-2019 09:36 PM

Bill,
I have a Craftsman Shaper but I’m not sure of the age. It looks a lot older than that one! I’d be willing to sell it since I now have the 3 headed shaper from Grant (OK, I will have as soon as I clean my shop so he can ship it!). I’ll go down and see what information I can find on it…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#2 posted 09-22-2019 02:21 PM



I was digging through the barn this morning and uncovered a 1949 Craftsman Shaper made by King Seeley Ypsilanti Michigan. The old girl is in pretty rough shape but I think that I might be able to bring her back.

If anyone has any insight on a restoration let me know.

- Bill Berklich

I would guess that you might need to replace the spindle bearings and give it some elbow grease and a little TLC. Would probably make a nice little shaper for running small parts. One thing is I would bet money that the motor on it is very underpowered. Probably less than 1hp. If it were me I would look for a different motor with more power and have someone fab you up a pulley if necessary and then buy a new belt.

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#3 posted 09-22-2019 07:01 PM

Bill, what is the model number?

You may want to check with the Old Woodworking Machines forum site:

http://www.owwm.org/

You’ll have to register to post a question, but it is a great source.

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mikeacg

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#4 posted 09-22-2019 09:57 PM

Bill,
The model number of my shaper is 113.239291 and the serial number is 0241.P0013
I was going to PM you pictures but then I remembered that you can’t send pictures that way so you’ll have to email me if you are interested…

Mike

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#5 posted 09-23-2019 03:17 PM

Number of the beast is 113.23920 – looks like 239240 parts would work. Not sure the table is recoverable though. Now that it’s washed and dried the top looks pretty bad. Mouse piss and humidity may have done her bad.

Thanks Mike – chk PM

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#6 posted 09-23-2019 06:19 PM

Bill,

I would love to see it go to a good home!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#7 posted 09-23-2019 06:46 PM

What’s wrong with the table Bill? It takes a lot to ruin a cast iron table. I’d get a scraper and start digging through the rust. Good chance some elbow grease will fix her up :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#8 posted 09-24-2019 01:13 PM

I think that’s the same model i have.

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GR8HUNTER

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#9 posted 09-24-2019 01:53 PM

maybe lay rags soaked in evaporust on the table for 3 days keep them wet and no peeking just my 1 cent :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#10 posted 09-24-2019 04:24 PM

Smiity – send pics ;-) And Tony – I’ll have to find some. I’ve never heard of it before.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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