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    One man's trash . . .

    An old Craftsman / Parks planer found its way into the back of my truck this weekend. I've been eyeing these machines for years now and was pretty excited to find one. I'm an absolute bottom feeder, so it's got to be free or really close to it to come home with me. I always assumed that, as much as these machines are sought after, i'd never be able to get one. My lucky day.

    It's on a home made base, with a mobile base under it, a newish 3hp Baldor motor, twin pulleys with link belts, and no broken or missing parts (that i can tell just yet). It's waaaaaaaayyyyy out of alignment, and the blades were ground to a concave shape. It needs a tear-down and a good old fashioned de-gunking, but i'm pretty sure it'll be spitting out chips with the best of them in a week or two.

    more later.
    paulh

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    As Sheriff Don would say, "no pictures, must not have happened!"
    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

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    I see nothing!?!
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    What is this all about? Vaguely sounds like something exciting happened details are sketchy nothing about cost & no pictures. Hmmmm I wonder did it really happen????
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
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    I see a possie in the distance Paul. Ya had best think about some picture proof cause they getting steamed up some.
    cheers

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    VERY COOL! The Baldor motor alone is worth twice that price (whatever that price was)!

    Here's a lead to one such restoration:

    http://wiki.owwm.com/(S(jxzikyrugqud...ookieSupport=1

    That CAN be a really nice ol' machine again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    I see nothing!?!
    Sgt. Schultz from Hogan's Heroes?
    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

    Host of the 2015 FAMILY WOODWORKING GATHERING

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    yep, i know.
    issues with my digital camera. And i can't find the cable to connect the video camera to the computer.
    You'll all have to wait a bit.
    And what's with the general lack of faith here???
    oh, and price??? $200
    paulh

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    nice score paul!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    nice score paul!
    If it was a score... sure the guy on OWWM scored but did Paul? No pictures... Blah Blah Blah...

    Sceptics are all around and especially here. Show us some Pudding as we all know the proof is in the Pudding....


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