Shane on September 21st, 2013

Sorry guys, it’s been a while since I have made a post. I started a new job a while back, had a grandson, and have been busy on some restorations. So this will be a long post. A while back, almost a year ago, I picked up a very rare 1860s J. A. Fay & […]

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Shane on September 27th, 2009

The drive wheel for the variable feed on the Crescent planer was in sad shape so I decided to replace it. It’s not an original but it’s been on there a long time.  It’s starting to crack and is to fat, which made it so I couldn’t set the feed rate slow enough. I pulled […]

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Shane on September 26th, 2009

Video of the 18 inch Crescent Planer running. If you can’t see the video here try viewing it on youtube by Clicking Here Video I shot a while back of my Oliver 270 passing the change tests while cutting a board. If the video doesn’t work you can see it here Please leave a comment, […]

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Shane on September 13th, 2009

This weekend I made a jig for sharpening the planer blades. The blades are 1/4 inch thick with a strip of HSS (I assume) welded to it for the cutting edge. The blades are made by Simonds Saw and Steel Co. (capture from 1926 Popular Science ad) Tungsweld When I first looked at these I […]

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Shane on September 7th, 2009

More Pics …. As promised (if anyone is reading this) here are a few more pics of the planer. Share on Facebook

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