Full Restoration Of A Craftsman Alien Thickness Planer 103.23700

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Forum topic by Dror posted 04-16-2016 07:29 PM 1632 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-16-2016 07:29 PM

Hi Guys,

I have just completed a full restoration of this planer 103.23700.

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Took 6 months 2-3 hours a week to have it taken apart, paint stripped, fixed cleaned and spray painted.
I had to clone the kickback mechanism and build a stand for it.
It was a very nice project and I am happy with the results.

Here is how it looked like when I got it.

Working on the stand with the built in motor

Finished with polyurethane

And here after


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#1 posted 04-16-2016 10:30 PM

Interesting..what is the history of it and how well does it work.

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#2 posted 04-16-2016 10:59 PM

Always thought those were cool. Nice job!

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#3 posted 04-17-2016 05:45 AM

It is probably from the 1950’s. Found it on ebay. Provides good results as a 3 knife planer should.

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#4 posted 04-17-2016 05:50 PM

I love it ! Alien ?

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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#5 posted 04-17-2016 06:27 PM

Alien is because of the shape of the head

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