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#1 posted 11-05-2012 12:20 AM

I think your right. Sounds like your project is moving faster than mine though. I did purchase a new motor single phase 2hp. I think I did ok. I went to a small electric motor company here in N.H. and hashed it over with them. Great guys, really know their stuff. They even took the spring loaded pulley wheel off the old motor and put it on the new motor, for 267.00. I went with the laeger motor and one built in mexico, as opposed to a dayton built in the US. I saved 100.00 their opinion was unless that machine is going to run 2 shifts a day, the cheaper motor with the extra power and after it all back together and its up and running if I get a chance to run it 10 to 15 hrs aweek I’ll be very happy. I’ve been busy doing a set of cased stairs, a cultured stone heath for a new gas fireplace hearter insert, with a 7’ long 12” wide mantle out of Mahogany. I’ve had to make all the moldings myself. When any one says the first ft. cost 100.00 their right. I made 6 different types, plus some pieces with beads, round overs, scotia. plus the mantle shelve which is 1 1/2” thick 11 3/8” wide laminated and cased with a 3/4” x 2” facing which is also profiled, and all biscuited together. plenty of red dust in the nose. Very time consuming. Thank you the advice, I may call on you when I start to reassemble it. I did purchase an old 3 phase 24” cresant planer. I believe I’m going to flip it. It’s great old machine that was being used daily at a custom shop in Mass. I placed a bid on it, and won. I would love to be able to power it up, it is a workhouse. Thanks again for the help. Restored

-- KRT

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