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    Rockford openside shaper on USS Alabama - photo

    Rockford openside shaper on USS Alabama.

    Fullsize image: https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/h...r_fullsize.jpg




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    It was Rockford's business, name them however they care to, but most of us consider metal working 'shaper' to reciprocate a toolbit, not workpiece.
    I used one just like it,for many years, 36" and 8 foot table, it was always the 'planer'.
    We'd hang a Bridgeport head and swivel on it occasionally, to drill, fly cut or blend surfaces with form ground cutters.
    I like planers; favorites were a forty foot 'Gray' and a Niles, neither were open-side. Varied between press brake dies, or straight molds for door gaskets. Much better then milling and consequent removal of circular tool marks.
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    if thats on the alabama Ive seen it.

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    I have been on the Bama a couple of times its always fun.



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