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Offline bandmiller2

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Planer power
« on: June 15, 2016, 08:13:14 PM »
I have an old cast iron Parks 12"planer, being a cheap yankee  I didn't want to spend the bucks for a good sized electric motor and I wanted it to be more mobile. I made a three point hitch mast to attach to the handy height metal table it was mounted on. Next problem was getting from 550 rpm up to planer speed. I had an old machinery transmission the type used on old flat belt drive lathes, put it in backwards drove the output shaft and put a big pulley on the input shaft. Works good, power up the gazoo, and the mess is somewhere I don't worry about. I may be repeating myself but I'am old enough not to worry about it. Frank C.

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Re: Planer power
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2016, 02:09:22 AM »
Sounds pretty interesting.  Any photos of it?
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Re: Planer power
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2016, 05:39:56 AM »
sorry Furu I'am not up to speed with this picture thing. Frank c.