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Vintage Craftsman 306.9121 planer restoration #2: OK moving right along

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Blog entry by Don W posted 07-24-2012 09:34 PM 3464 reads 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Planer restoration. The beginning. Part 2 of Vintage Craftsman 306.9121 planer restoration series Part 3: Making the Knife setting jig »

Well, not really, but hey progress is progress even if its slow.

I never planned to take everything apart and repaint. So I dismantled the hood and a few misc parts, painted them up along with the new dust collection.

Made a few rubber grommets to deaden the rattles.

The put it back together.
Added a 30’ lengh of 10-3 power cord, connected to a new switch.

Took on last look at old unreliable.

And set the new girl in her new home.

Attached the dust collection

I’ve now planed several rough sawn boards. The ability to take more than 1/16” is exceptionable. This one is so much quieter than the lunchbox too.

All that’s left is the extensions and i want to make a small box that fits underneath to hold any related items such as extra blades, allen wrenches and such.

Thanks for looking.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.



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#1 posted 07-24-2012 09:41 PM

Don that was quick :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 07-24-2012 10:38 PM

That was indeed quick. Looks like it came out quite nicely as well. Great work as usual Don.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#3 posted 07-24-2012 11:53 PM

How much time do you have in it now Don?
She is looking good.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#4 posted 07-25-2012 12:34 AM

I actually don’t have that much time it it Dave. Not nearly as much as I expected. I would guess about 8-10 hours. So far I’ve got less than $150 in it. I’m thinking its going to be good. My future son in law is welding me some extensions.

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#5 posted 07-25-2012 01:11 AM

Don we will need some action shots when you get her going. Nice work!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#6 posted 07-25-2012 03:52 AM

Very nice Don. The grey was a good choice. Good to hear it outperforms what you had.

-- ~Tony

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#7 posted 07-25-2012 04:09 AM

Wow, that’s an outstanding step-up for the shop! If you ever had need to clear out equipment to make room for more planes, and this old Craftsman has to go, I’m sure I can make room to help a friend out… :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#8 posted 07-25-2012 05:20 AM

Wow great restore! Any snipe?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#9 posted 07-25-2012 05:21 AM

He’s off on a hunt for it, I think…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#10 posted 07-25-2012 06:31 AM

What a wonderful job you made of that Don. Nice addition to your shop.

-- Andy -- "The hand speaks to the brain as surely as the brain speaks to the hand." Frank R. Wilson

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#11 posted 07-25-2012 10:46 AM

Mauricio, there is a slight hint of snipe. I will try adjusting the rollers once I get the extensions on it. I also didn’t quit get all of one ding out of the blade, but I hand plane everything after, so nether situation is a concern right now. I’ll fix as time permits though.

Dave, action shots to follow.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#12 posted 07-25-2012 12:07 PM

Ok lets give this a try….........

!!

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#13 posted 07-25-2012 12:20 PM

What a great find and new life to a workhorse.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#14 posted 07-25-2012 12:23 PM

“The Don” does it again …. keep it up brother!

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#15 posted 07-25-2012 03:41 PM

Sweet! Thanks for the video.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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