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Old planer machining a new casting for an old tractor


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Old 12-20-2010, 01:15:38 AM
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Default Old planer machining a new casting for an old tractor

Here is something you don't see everyday, a metal planer doing the job for which it was intended.

There was nearly 1/4" of material removed in order for the casting to be the proper thickness. The cuts taken were .050 deep with a .050 step-over and took about an hour and a half to finish a pass.
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:19:14 PM
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I love planers, the high school machine shop had one, a big ol' hydraulic-driven job w/about a 10 foot bed...that thing was awesome...
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I have always liked running planers. The biggest one I ran had a 24' long table. The one I ran the most had a 14' table. Mostly did paper mill repair work on them. I have always wanted a small hydraulic one at home.


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What tractor are you working on.
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Nice to see the planer working!

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I finally got the video sorted out (Thanks Craig!).





It might not operate as smoothly as a hydraulic planer but it got the job done. It's also more soothing than running the mill.

The tractor is a 30-60 Mogul that is finally being assembled. The next job will be machining the cam followers; a slightly more intimidating task.
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That Planer looks like a Gray. My Dad had 1 about the same size in the shop behind our house back in the 70's. I remember listening to the belts flap and squeak (at the end of the stroke while shifting) when I was maybe 6or7 years old.Brings back a nice memory. Sadly the old planer went to the scrap yard in the early 80's and was replace by a Cincinatti Hypro 36" by 12' hydraulic . The hypro ran smoother but lacked the neatness of the old belt shifter.I have always kicked myself in the A-- for not saving it.We still have some small antique planers yet like 3 Wilkinsons and a New Haven.They are benchtop models.Someday we'll get 1 set up to play with. Rob
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