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Blog entry by Quebecnewf posted 07-12-2009 08:16 PM 3547 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well a few weeks a go or longer I decided to buy a old three sided planer from a buddy of mine. My plan was to power the unit with a gas motor and use it in at the mill to to make firing strips. I get loads of waney board and heve no way to sell them.
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So got the planer and cleaned it up and got it ready to run.
Now I needed a motor.
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Went to NFLD in my boat and was in a workshop of a friend of mine and spied this old Briggs and Stratton motor in the corner. He said take it and if you can get it running you can have it.
Brought it home and did some work on it got it running and then set it up in the doorway of my shed and gave it a test run. Seems to work well
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Going to transport both to the mill next week and start turning out firing strips. At least thats the plan

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Quebecnewf
The motor is 45 years old and the planer is older than that.



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#1 posted 07-12-2009 08:21 PM

An oldie but goodie

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#2 posted 07-12-2009 08:37 PM

I’ve never seen a three sided planer before; I’d love to see before and after shots of the wood, or even a video of the operation.

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#3 posted 07-12-2009 09:23 PM

Yes I am also curious to see it operate and the results…it sure looks like a “git ‘er done” piece of equipment!

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#4 posted 07-12-2009 09:41 PM

Me too and what are firing strips????? Alistair

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#5 posted 07-12-2009 09:45 PM

I am with you Alistair, what is a firing strip? Your equipment looks fine. Good score.

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#6 posted 07-12-2009 10:18 PM

Firring, Furring, Firing, Battens…Anyway you want to spell it – I believe this is what is being discussed here.
Typically 1×2 or 1×3 – perfect size for reducing edge cants ( the wavey boards) into something useful before they become even smaller wavey boards ( or just sawdust or woodchips).

Btw, on my Peterson swing blade sawmill, I can just cut right to the edge in the first place and cut the firring strips straight from the log.

Nice save on the equipment. That looks like a brand new motor! Nice that they match in color too!

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#7 posted 07-12-2009 11:30 PM

Three sided, sounds like a triangle. are you making stickers to air dry wood?

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#8 posted 07-13-2009 12:44 AM

I like see the end product too.

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#9 posted 07-13-2009 12:32 PM

Sorry for the spelling. I have run a few pieces of wood through the planer and it makes real good firring strips. We were at the sawmill yesterday and attacked the waney edge board pile. Sorted them and then edged them on the mill. I would estimate we made around 300 pieces. These are packed to dry outdoors and then will be planed one side and 2 edges with this unit.
Most of the fiirring strips at the big box stores are 1×3 which is three quarter by two and a half and very poor quality.
I plan on getting custom side cutters for the unit and hope to do something like this
www.ecoshed.ca

I think this is one of the neatest ways I have seen to build a shed or whatever.

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Shed that will hold the planer if I can manage to get it transported in and muscled ashore. Going to be a few free beer for the buddies for this one. The planer weighs 400 to 500 lbs .

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#10 posted 07-13-2009 02:25 PM

Having never heard of a 3-sided planer, I searched and found a video for a 3 sided molder/planer, which may be the same thing with different cutters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyWe8rWzyqQ

I even found a 4-sided planer!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azh0WZt0Mtc

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#11 posted 07-13-2009 07:50 PM

The first video shows a woodmaster planer moulder. I have a 12” version of that planer and was never to impressed with it. Rubber feed rollers and they wore out.

My planer is an old Poitras planer. It has 2 side cutter heads and can do T&G board or shiplap etc. It does the same thing as the woodmaster planer in the video but you don’t have to go out and buy 2 big routers.

This unit was made in Quebec Canada by a small company that was bought out by General tools in Drummondville.
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You can see the side cutters in this photo

Quebecnewf

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#12 posted 07-13-2009 07:52 PM

The first video shows a woodmaster planer moulder. I have a 12” version of that planer and was never to impressed with it. Rubber feed rollers and they wore out.

My planer is an old Poitras planer. It has 2 side cutter heads and can do T&G board or shiplap etc. It does the same thing as the woodmaster planer in the video but you don’t have to go out and buy 2 big routers.

This unit was made in Quebec Canada by a small company that was bought out by General tools in Drummondville.
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You can see the side cutters in this photo. This is the outfeed side of the machine and the handcrank is used to adjust the opening between the side cutters.

Quebecnewf

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#13 posted 07-18-2009 12:14 AM

Moved planer to mill yesterday. Trailer/kometick/boston whaler/winched it ashore
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Going to install it in the shed over the weekend I hope

Quebecnewf

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#14 posted 05-13-2011 08:12 PM

I see it was already covered but your right woodmaster is not a 3 sided molder. If you decide to upgrade some day this machine can do whatever your needs are. notice the size of the wood at the end of the video.

http://www.logosol.us/planers/logosol-ph360/?media=1

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