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BELSAW 905 PLANER, NEW LEASE ON LIFE!

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Blog entry by povertyridge posted 520 days ago 1306 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, so I was done with all the finish painting and pre-assembly a week ago last Friday and finished assembly and powered up today. ( I spent the last 8 days on my honeymoon.) So, here she is. Be kind with the comments on the color. I looked and looked for a color that matched and then said screw it, it’s now the “Green Meany”!

All that’s needed are final adjustments and I’m going to try to make a new feed side drive pulley. the one on it is wooden and needs replaced.

-- --- Chad Franklin, IN ---



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Don W

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#1 posted 520 days ago

If its ever stolen, you can be sure you can pick it out of a line up. Enjoy it. I know I have enjoyed my machine grey one. :-)

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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jap

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#2 posted 520 days ago

great job

-- Joel

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Robb

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#3 posted 520 days ago

That’s gonna be a workhorse for many more years to come now. Nice resto!

-- Robb

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#4 posted 520 days ago

Congrats

-- Norman

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povertyridge

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#5 posted 517 days ago

It was quite pleasing to breath some new life into this old machine. It will no doubt last another 60+ years. Who knows, maybe my grand children will use it? Good ol’ “OLD” American steel!

-- --- Chad Franklin, IN ---

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Don W

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#6 posted 517 days ago

Mine came with the original 3 hp motor. It was almost as big as the planer and weighed almost as much.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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povertyridge

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#7 posted 517 days ago

Don, this one has a 2 HP motor, you can’t tell from the pics but its a monster too. Running it on 220, it’s an animal!

-- --- Chad Franklin, IN ---

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#8 posted 8 days ago

Hey Chad,

Great restoration! I have the same planer sitting in my garage and am going through the process now of getting it tuned up. But mine is missing the correct gibbs. The ones I have aren’t original and are slightly too thick. They’re really tight in the cutterhead even without the screws being tightened. Makes accurate knife setting almost impossible.

Do you think you could post a couple photos of your gibbs and maybe measure how thick they are at the thickest place? I want to get a new set machined and bring this beast back to life. The gibbs themselves seem pretty straightforward, a bar of steel with a groove in it, but it’d be comforting to have some idea of the original dimensions.

I’m new to restoring this stuff so suggestions or advice from anyone about getting gibbs made would be very welcome.

Thanks so much.

—Mike

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Don W

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#9 posted 8 days ago

Mike, take a look at the links http://lumberjocks.com/donwilwol/blog/31144

They are still making parts

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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