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Blog entry by patron posted 1330 days ago 1366 reads 0 times favorited 52 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i have had this grizzly 20” planer
(it weights 850 lbs)
siting on this dirt pile for 11 years
covered with inner tube rubber
had no place to put it till now
i have a deck that is semi-covered
so i made a 3 layer 3/4” ply laminated trolley for it
with 4 swivel casters each rated to 900 lbs
all steel (had to order them $100)

here is where it sat on a pile of dirt
that i could back the truck up to then
and cut a ledge in the dirt
and rolled the monster on 3/4” clamp pipes
onto the ledge on a piece of wafferwood

.
i didn’t get pictures of getting it on the trailer
but backed the trailer to it
with a pry bar tilted it up
and put a pipe between the waferwood
and the pallet it came with
and with a band hooked to the front of the trailer
‘comealonged’ it into the trailer
and drove it over to my front ramp
where the dolly was waiting

.
well with various pipes and a pry bar
and extended pipe clamps
i was able to inch it off the pallet (what a work-out)
onto the dolly

.

.
and here it is up on the dolly
and the dolly on the deck
where i just happened to have
a waiting 220v extension box for this purpose

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before i quit using it
i installed the rapid-set disposable knives for it
and only used it a few times then
they didn’t have spiral knives then
and just recently have made them available for this tool

did i mention that my buddy margy showed up
she knew we were going to do something today
(supposed to be me going to her place and fixing
some stove pipe)
so she came here thinking it was my turn to get help
well being the guy that i am
i put her to work moving this
she had her doubts and suggested maybe a backhoe
might be better for that purpose

i pointed to my head and said
“this isn’t about force , it’s about thought”
then she said “you don’t expect this to work
after all these years , do you”

“sure do , it was running when i brought it here”

i plugged it in and hit the switch
sounds good

so i got a piece of wood
and fed it in

works just fine
now to de-rust some of it
and a lube job
and a vacuum hook-up
and we are good to go !

cheers
and happy holidays !

P.S. THANK YOU MARGY
http://lumberjocks.com/margy

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle



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rance

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#1 posted 1330 days ago

Nice use of pipe clamps. I thought you were gonna say you burried it under that plywood a few years ago until you could get your shop built. LOL. Nice job! Ya gotta do what ya gotta do. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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patron

12963 posts in 1943 days


#2 posted 1330 days ago

thanks rance

for once i had enough clamps !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 1330 days ago

GOOD JOB David…LOL
what a bastard to move , no one will wonder why it has taken so long before you did it :-)
and I´m glad it wasn´t my back
enjoy the fun with it , but take care ,it ain´t gonna stop for butter
Dennis

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branch

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#4 posted 1330 days ago

hi great job on getting that monster out of the dirt and working after 11 years the weather must be a lot milder than we get over here . looking forward to seeing some nice 20 inch slabs

branch

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SASmith

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#5 posted 1330 days ago

What a workout moving equipment. I recently bought a 17”BS off craigslist and had to move it out of a basement to get it to the truck and that was all the weight I wanted at not even half the weight of this planer.
Nice work and nice planer.
scott

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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patron

12963 posts in 1943 days


#6 posted 1330 days ago

thanks guys

like i said
it’s about thinking
not brawn

my back has been broken
since i was 24

got to find some other way

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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lilredweldingrod

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#7 posted 1330 days ago

Good job David. lol Where was Buddy? As big as he is, you should have make him pay for the cookies.

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patron

12963 posts in 1943 days


#8 posted 1330 days ago

hi rand
buddy was dogging around with margys dog
willy wonka
been sleeping since they left lol

bosses gees !

now i got to move this 16” bandsaw
and the drum/flap sander too

.
might even happen before serious snow

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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GaryL

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#9 posted 1330 days ago

I’m amazed at the condition after
“siting on this dirt pile for 11 years
covered with inner tube rubber”.

If that had been the case here in MI, it would be nasty rusted piece of scrap metal, let alone plug it in and have it run.

Also it is nice to see the use of brain power vs. brawn. The brawn part always hurts to much.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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patron

12963 posts in 1943 days


#10 posted 1330 days ago

hey gary

thinking can have it’s moments too

like at 2am when you got to pee

the longer you think about it
the worse it gets lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dennisgrosen

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#11 posted 1330 days ago

yah but what a relief when its done …lol

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ellen35

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#12 posted 1330 days ago

Looks like a monster to me!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Jamie Speirs

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#13 posted 1330 days ago

David,
Rand & I could have towed those wee machine for you.
Might have had to put more air in our tyres first though. :)

jamie

-- 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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grizzman

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#14 posted 1330 days ago

thats a big one…glad your ole thinker is still workin to move it..ole margy thought you were off your marbles when you said you were going to move it i bet…lol…..great job…your bed on it looks totally rusted…have you ever used navel jelly..it works pretty good on that rust….what do you normally use to get rid of rust…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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patron

12963 posts in 1943 days


#15 posted 1330 days ago

grizz
evaporust and elbow grease
. ellen
now i can give my 12” planer some help
. jamie
you and rand both are amazing
good teachers to us all
. thank you

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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