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Project by buffalo689 posted 03-23-2010 08:55 PM 2596 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got to buy new knives for the beast. The test run is always a little scary,but she chewed up this chestnut without incident. Of course I missed one nail right in the middle of the board, but…I’m glad that’s out of the way.

-- bill





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dbhost

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#1 posted 03-23-2010 09:03 PM

Yep, that’s a beast for sure! Glad you got it working. How long does it take to put the engine back in the truck after you are done with it?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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savannah505

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#2 posted 03-23-2010 09:05 PM

Looks good, one nail huh? Well that can ruin your fresh knives. LOL. Hope your doing okay Bill, did you get that welder yet to make the clamp rack?

-- Dan Wiggins

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BarryW

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#3 posted 03-23-2010 09:19 PM

yah, you’re probably going to have to invest a hundred bucks or so in a metal detector…the kind they use by hand in the airports to find nails….I have one that can find nails or metal in wood up to 7 inches inside…an Atlas.
Anyway, it sure would save on blades for the beautiful planer…wow, what a monster. I go through every board I saw or work with….when I’m working….and it has saved problems for me in the past…it’s costly to buy new knives or have the damaged ones resharpened. As they say, an ounce of prevention….

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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ohwoodeye

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#4 posted 03-23-2010 09:22 PM

Truely a monster. Looks fun to use….congrats.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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buffalo689

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#5 posted 03-23-2010 09:23 PM

that’s funny dan, I would really like one but I have to wait for an excuse to buy it ! Yup, one nail, leaves a little line right down the middle. You gotta love it. dbhost, thank god it’s got the 5.4 v8, it will chew wood all day long without burping, I’ve had this since 1989! BarryW when I hit the lottery I will get one..

-- bill

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 03-23-2010 09:35 PM

thats a cute little monsterplaner is the call name REX

congrat´s with the return to life and may you live many years

Dennis

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Aaron Taylor

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#7 posted 03-23-2010 09:43 PM

Bill,

You don’t have to spend a ton on a metal detector. You can get the little one for about $20. Little Wizard. I bought one about a year ago and it is very handy. It works great and will pick up metal through 3 to 4 inches of wood depending on how fresh your batteries are. I really didn’t need the bigger one and for the price you can’t bet it. They sometimes have it on sale at Woodcraft as well.

By the way; nice machine.

Aaron

-- "Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops."--Cary Grant from the movie Arsenic and Old Lace

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#8 posted 03-23-2010 09:43 PM

Thats a nice looking beast for sure. Glad you got it working with the new knives.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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buffalo689

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#9 posted 03-23-2010 10:05 PM

Thanks Aaron

-- bill

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 03-23-2010 10:23 PM

Now that’s a planer!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Andrzej

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#11 posted 03-23-2010 10:50 PM

Beautiful machine.
I envy you very much

-- Andrzej, Poland , http://www.grzybol.pl.tl

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Michael Murphy

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#12 posted 03-23-2010 10:58 PM

I have heard that you can shift one blade a bit to the right and another a bit to the left to get rid of the line caused by a chipped set of knives. In three or four knife heads you probably just need to move two. Nice machine.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#13 posted 03-23-2010 11:41 PM

Congrats on your new planer, it will serve you well for years to come.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Eric in central Florida

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#14 posted 03-24-2010 12:29 AM

Boy I bet THAT sucker spits out some chips !!!

Looks like you could shove a bowling alley in that thing !!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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Bradford

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#15 posted 03-24-2010 12:37 AM

An even cheaper metal detector = rare earth magnet.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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