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Manufactured/Badged by:
Rockwell Manufacturing Co.
Pittsburgh, PA

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Shaper, Wood
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Submitted By: ryan grockenberger
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 43-340
Date of Manufacturer: 1963
Serial Number: CV8973
Last Updated 12/26/2009 9:58:45 PM

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Shortly after the end of my junior year in high school our wood shop and power tech shop met the same fate as our beloved metal shop, they vanished, though not completely. They were consolidated into a "technology lab" a few machines, some crappy computers, a welder with nothing to plug it into and some striped down mechanics boxes. This project was botched in so many was it would make you head spin. Anyway the machines that didn't go back into service in the new space were put in storage and after 2 years of nagging i finally got the district to put them up for auction, i was the only person to bid. This Project sat for a month or so after acquiring it, and took quite a long time to complete. This is one of the hardest restorations Ive attempted, due to the motor and spindle assemblies fitment in the cabinet and the difficulty in motor installation and belt alignment. After about 2 months of on again off again work i got it running true, though it wasn't til several months later that i actually got to use it as i had forgotten to take the cabinet full of spindles and cutters included in the deal, when i picked the machine up. It sits in my shop currently, it doesn't get used much, frankly because shapers scare the hell out of me, but i cant bear to part with it because of its vintage and completeness.

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