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Blog entry by Don W posted 09-05-2012 09:41 PM 2701 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had some extensions made and got them installed

Then spent part of Monday turning this

Into this…..

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 09-06-2012 01:07 AM

That is nice stuff, Don. Flooring, right?

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

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bhog

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#2 posted 09-06-2012 01:17 AM

Looks like it will be in service for years to come.Nice stack there too.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#3 posted 09-06-2012 01:28 AM

Talk about runnin it through the paces. You got a workhorse Don. Howd the knives fare? What kind are you runnin?

-- Something, something, something.

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Don W

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#4 posted 09-06-2012 11:10 AM

Your right Smitty, its the flooring.

chrisstef, I’m not sure what the knives are. I just took them out and sharpened them.

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#5 posted 09-06-2012 02:28 PM

That would definitely be considered putting it through its paces. It has to be satisfying taking it from tree to laying it on the floor all by your own hand. Congrats on getting the final touches done on the planer, may it serve you well.

-- ~Tony

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canadianchips

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#6 posted 09-06-2012 03:20 PM

Those extra extensions should help.
Nicely done.
Good Luck with the floor.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#7 posted 09-06-2012 04:25 PM

Your future son in law hook you up with some welding again? Pretty sweet.

Whats the biggest bite you can take with that planner?

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

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Don W

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#8 posted 09-06-2012 05:03 PM

Yes he did Mauricio. And I recently found out he’s making me a grampa again, so he’s good in my book. He also dropped off a stick welder he’s not using for me. I need to get a 50amp breaker so I can get ‘er hooked up.

Each turn on the crank is about 1/16”. 3 turns is no problem. I’ve done 4, but it chipped the ash to much taking that much. I’m sure with softer wood it would be ok.

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Mauricio

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#9 posted 09-06-2012 05:15 PM

Sweet I wish I had a welder in the family. Congrats on the comming grand kid Don!

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

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Brit

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#10 posted 09-09-2012 12:40 PM

Wow you really gave that bad boy a workout Don. Great job.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrrupt man who is doing it."

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#11 posted 09-17-2012 12:41 AM

Don that is the way to do it. You will walk on that floor with a different walk knowing you took it from bark to flooring.

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

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DaddyZ

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#12 posted 09-20-2012 07:15 PM

Very Nice Don !! Congrats !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#13 posted 11-13-2014 07:55 PM

Nice job Brother you have made us proud.What a nice little thicknesser.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Don W

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#14 posted 11-13-2014 07:59 PM

Thanks Scotsman. It’s still going strong [knock-on-wood]. I had a little scare with the motor, but that came through with flying colors as well, http://lumberjocks.com/topics/62649

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

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